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Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Airedale Terrier or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon?
Name Black Russian Terrier Airedale Terrier Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
OriginsRussia England France Netherlands
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1165565
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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 Korthals Griffon, Griffon D39;arrêt à Poil Dur, Korthals
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 1887 as a Sporting 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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 Canadian Kennel Club Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $1800-$2500 $600-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Size Giant Medium Medium
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) 55 pounds (25 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) 20-24 inches (50-60 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) 22 inches (55 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Coat Rough Curly Waterproof Wiry Dense Rough Rough
Colors Gray Black Tan Grizzle Black Brown Gray Chestnut
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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 Gentle Proud Vigilant Loyal Trainable Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a playful breed.
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons strongly protect their territory.
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.
Low
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a low 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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have an 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are dog-friendly 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
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are usually recommended for 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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are generally with other pets.
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
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 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
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
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 Ear Infections Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-13 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need quite a lot of exercise.
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.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't need too much sleep.
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. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Airedale Terrier vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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 6-9 puppies

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