Black Russian Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Black Russian Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Black Russian Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
|Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Black Russian Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Black Russian Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Black Russian Terrier breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel Club|
How much does the Black Russian Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Black Russian Terrier price:
If you choose to purchase the Black Russian Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Black Russian Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Black Russian Terrier gets to a happy place.
Black Russian Terrier History
The Russian Black Terrier breed was born in Russia in the second half of the 1940s. The Russian Black Terrier was created by the following dog breeds crossing: Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, Airedale Terrier, and Newfoundland. The Giant Schnauzer can be defined as the main ancestor of the breed. The beginnings of breeding were supervised by a Moscow military dog school and the dogs were home to the kennel "Red Star". The breeders aimed at developing a large, brave, powerful and manageable work dog with a strong guarding and protective instinct. The Russian Black Terrier can be used for many purposes and adapts well to an average to cold weather.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Black Russian Terrier size:
How much does the Black Russian Terrier weigh? Black Russian Terrier weight:
|80-143 pounds (36-65 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Black Russian Terrier? Black Russian Terrier average weight:
|111.5 pounds (50.5 kg)|
How tall is the Black Russian Terrier? Black Russian Terrier height:
|Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Black Russian Terrier average height:
|Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Black Russian Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Black Russian Terrier's coat?
How to groom the Black Russian Terrier and how often?
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Black Russian Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Black Russian Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chornyi? Black Russian Terrier shedding level:
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Black Russian Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
What kind of personality does the Black Russian Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Black Russian Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Black Russian Terrier obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Black Russian Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Black Russian Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Black Russian Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Chornyi need? Black Russian Terrier social needs:
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Black Russian Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Terrier Noir Russem bark?
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Black Russian Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Black Russian Terrier dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Black Russian Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Black Russian Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Black Russian Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential |
Do Black Russian Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chornyi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Black Russian Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Black Russian Terrier do?
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Black Russian Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Black Russian Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Black Russian Terrier roam?
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Black Russian Terrier have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Black Russian Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Black Russian Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Black Russian Terrier tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog |
Where Black Russian Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Black Russian Terrier temperament with other people:
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Black Russian Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Black Russian Terrier temperament with children:
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Black Russian Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Black Russian Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Black Russian Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Black Russian Terriers good office dogs? Do Black Russian Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Black Russian Terriers be office dogs?
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Black Russian Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chornyi temperament with senior people? Are Black Russian Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Black Russian Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Black Russian Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Black Russian Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Black Russian Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Black Russian Terrier be an emotional support animal?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Black Russian Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a 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. Black Russian Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
|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. The Black Russian Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Black Russian Terrier be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Black Russian Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Black Russian Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Black Russian Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Black Russian Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Black Russian Terrier:
|AllergiesElbow DysplasiaHip DysplasiaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Urinary Stones|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Black Russian Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Black Russian Terrier be?
Is the Black Russian Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Black Russian Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Black Russian Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Black Russian Terrier?
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Black Russian Terrier dogs require per day?
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Black Russian Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Black Russian Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Black Russian Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Black Russian Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Tolerates warm and cold weather.|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Black Russian Terrier drool?
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Black Russian Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Black Russian Terrier have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Black Russian Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Black Russian Terrier Pros & Cons
- Trainability: Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
- Shedding Level: Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
- Watchdog Ability: Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
- Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
- Health Issues: Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
- Hypoallergenic: Black Russian Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Mouthiness: Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Office Friendly: Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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Feb 5, 2021, 5:12:06 PM:
I used to have 2 a boy and a girl. The dogs are incredible. Loyal to family, extremely smart and easy to train. good with children. didn't get sick at all. love cold weather. they both lived 15 years