Black Russian Terrier Breed

A thick coated, formidable, Russian work dog

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Black Russian Terrier Breed Description

Life Expectancy
10-14 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
6 to 12
Dogs: 110-133 pounds
Bitches: 99-110 pounds
Dogs: 28-30 inches
Bitches: 26.7-29 inches
Country of Origin
AKC Working Dogs
FCI Group II.: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
TKC Working
Other Names
Chornyi, Russian Bear Schnauzer, Schwarzer Terrier
Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier or simply BRT is a large, strong, massive, muscular dog breed. It seeks intense contact with humans, loves to be with the family. Close contact with the family brings out the best qualities of this breed. It is easy to housebreak, and does not need to be trained to accept the leash.

Black Russian Terrier dog

This dog breed is very intelligent and easy to train. It is able to do almost anything: protection, herding, obedience, tracking, sled dog, agility and show dog.


Black Russian Terrier dog

The Black Russian Terrier is brave and very observant, well controlled in all situation. Suspicious of strangers, it has a strong protective instinct that will appear at the age of one and a half to two years. It makes a good guard-dog. It needs firm obedience training. The Russian Black Terrier is friendly, playful and intelligent.

Black Russian Terrier dog

They make a good companion to children. Even the adult dog is enthusiastic about children and loves to play with them. Males love children but females are more disposed to play with them. The Black Russian Terrier seeks intense contact with humans and animals. It avoids fighting with other dogs, although males cannot live with other big dominant dogs, but can easily live with none-dominant or small dogs and other pets (e.g. cats, horses, rabbits etc.). It is slow to mature.

The Black Russian Terriers are eager to please their owners. This breed only barks when it feels it is necessary. It is quick to act, and always ready to protect its owner and house. Training and socialization are very important. It enjoys training.


Black Russian Terrier colors

Black only


Black Russian Terrier coat

The natural and untrimmed coat length is between two to six inches, coarse, thick, weatherproof, wiry and bristly but close lying wavy. The head furnishing is very well developed and forms eyebrows, moustaches and beard. It is recommended to see a groomer every 6 weeks. It is a low shedding breed, sheds very little if it is regularly brushed. It needs weekly brushing of minimum 30 minutes.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

It is prone to hip and elbow problems. To minimize the risk of your BRT developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Black Russian Terrier from a reputable breeder.

Living Environment

Despite their considerable size, the Black Russian Terrier will be okay in an apartment, as long as it gets plenty of outdoor exercise. This is a high energy breed. It must live in the household as it requires very close human contact, and will tend to stay very close to their owner. It is relatively inactive indoors.  They Russian Black Terrier adjusts well to to any climate conditions.

Living environment

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