Black Russian Terrier

The black terrier is always ready to protect and guard. It easily and quickly assumes its post and guard position. At the command of the owner as quickly calms down. The dog is very hardworking, hardy to any climatic conditions. Easy to train, but keep in mind that this dog is for outdoor activities. It is better not to keep it on a leash all the time for protection, but sometimes take it into the family and play together.

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Breed Information
Another Name
Tchornyi Terrier, BRT
Origin
USSR
Height
Males 72-76 cm
Females 68-72 cm
Weight
Males 50-60 kg
Females 45-50 kg
Fur
Double, coarse, and thick
Colors
Black
Lifespan
10-15 years
ICF Classification
Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossers, Mountain Dogs and Swiss Cattle Dogs
Group
Watchdogs
Price
$150-450

Breed photos

Features of the breed

Intellect
10/10
Energy
10/10
Health
8/10
Guarding
10/10
Love for Kids
10/10
Care
8/10
Easy nutrition
9/10
Training needs
10/10
Tendency to be trained
9/10
Molting
9/10
Communication
10/10
Anger
7/10

History of Origin

The breed was bred in the “Red Star” kennel in the USSR. One of the dominant dogs in crossbreeding was a Riesenschnauzer. A total of 17 different breeds were used for breeding the breed.

The main area for the use of dogs was the police and military establishments. The country needed dogs that would faithfully guard essential government facilities, keep order in prisons, camps, and other institutions. Because of its qualities, the Black Russian Terrier was widely used and was the pride of Soviet science and cynologists.

The first appearance in the world of dogs was in 1955 at the Exhibition of Popular Achievement of the Economy. The International Canine Federation’s official standard was the breed received in 1983 and became famous among all Russian dog breeders.

Appearance: height, weight, fur, color

Large, robust, and muscular dog. It has a large head, voluminous body. The body is a harmoniously built, slightly stretched shape. The appearance of the dog is majestic and intimidating. The height of the male dogs c 70-78 cm, the height of bitches – 66-74 cm can fluctuate in ± 2,5 cm. The males’ weight is about 50-60 kg and the females about 45-50 kg.

The hair of the dog is thick; there is also a dense and soft undercoat. The length of the coat becomes about 5-15 cm. On the muzzle, hair forms a beard, whiskers, and eyebrows. On the limbs, the wool is long and thick; it is not cut. The color of the dog, Black, may have some gray spots.

The Character

The black terrier is always ready to protect and guard. It easily and quickly assumes its post and guard position. At the command of the owner as quickly calms down. The dog is very hardworking, hardy to any climatic conditions.

Easy to train, but keep in mind that this dog is for outdoor activities. It is better not to keep it on a leash all the time for protection, but sometimes take it into the family and play together.

Easy to get along with cats, but can be aggressive and competitive with other dogs in the same area. The Black Russian Terrier is very fond of children and is ready to play with them incessantly.

He has very well-developed guarding qualities and can follow his owner from room to room. He will be an excellent companion during outdoor activities or while jogging.

Often they may want to stay with children overnight at their beds. You can trust them and leave them; they do not harm.

Care

A great advantage is that representatives of this breed almost do not shed, so it is not difficult to take care of the Black Russian Terrier. It is enough to brush the coat once a day, check the ears, eyes, and mouth regularly. It is advisable to trim the claws because they are not always cut back naturally.

Can easily live not only in a private home but also in an apartment. In winter, it is worth insulating the aviary if the dog lives there.

Training

Russian Black Russian Terrier is one of those dogs that are very easy to train. Be sure to start training from an early age and emphasize eliminating the animal’s aggression, as they tend to bark loudly at strangers.

To make the pup obey, it is necessary to show your superiority and authority. But on no account should you shout at a terrier.

A dog can be raised as a nanny for children and a professional guardian of the home. It all depends on the tactics you choose.

The pet may take too long to think before it performs commands, so you should not repeat the task twice but just wait.

The dog needs to have his toys because the Black Russian Terrier will be happy to play.

Common diseases

The dog’s health is vital, and his immune system is healthy. However, the pet may have hip dysplasia.

Other diseases, ear inflammation, illnesses related to the eyes, and beard fungus may also be observed.

Nutrition

By nature, the Black Russian Terrier likes to eat a lot of meat, so it is unlikely to get him accustomed to the food. The diet must be carefully considered and balanced. Try to make sure that your dog always has free access to water.