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Black Russian Terrier


Overview

Calm, confident and courageous, the Black Russian Terrier was bred as a guard dog, and has maintained those protective instincts. Their aloof natures, loyalty and confidence set them apart from any other breed. They need regular exercise, as they are natural athletes, and need regular grooming as well.

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Rough Coat

Colors

  • Black

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 101-110lbs
  • 111-120lbs
  • 121-130lbs
  • 131-140lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

Grooming

Intelligence

Personality

Playfulness

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Social Behavior with Dogs

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