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Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Airedale Terrier or Cane Corso?
Name Black Russian Terrier Airedale Terrier Cane Corso
OriginsRussia England Italy
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1165537
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Other Names Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. National Kennel Club
Price $1800-$2500 $600-$800 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Size Giant Medium Large
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Coat Rough Curly Waterproof Wiry Dense Rough Dense
Colors Gray Black Tan Grizzle Black Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Temperament Brave Energetic Lively Confident Stable Affectionate Gentle Independent Cheerful Playful Defensive Social Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Black Russian Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Urinary Stones Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-13 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Cane Corso

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-12 puppies 7-9 puppies 4-6 puppies

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