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

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Giant Schnauzer. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Giant Schnauzer or Airedale Terrier?
Name Black Russian Terrier Giant Schnauzer Airedale Terrier
OriginsRussia Germany England
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank1168055
Reviews000
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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 Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
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 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier 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 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.
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 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
Price $1800-$2500 $1000-$1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

Size Giant Giant Medium
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

Coat Rough Curly Waterproof Wiry Wiry Dense Rough
Colors Gray Black Pepper Salt Black Tan Grizzle Black
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

Temperament Brave Energetic Lively Confident Stable Affectionate Gentle Independent Cheerful Playful Defensive Social Dominant Kind Powerful Intelligent Loyal Strong Willed Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier 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.
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong 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 Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier 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.
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Adaptability
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
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.
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 Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Airedale Terriers 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.
No
Giant Schnauzers 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.
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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Giant Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier 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 Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Urinary Stones Bloat Cancer Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Glaucoma Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Airedale Terriers 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. 8 to 10 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Airedale Terrier

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 5-8 puppies 7-9 puppies

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