All about the Black Russian Terrier

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This breed was developed by the Soviet Union. It derived from a mix of Giant Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Newfoundlands and Airedale Terriers. They are bred to be a dependable and robust police, guard and working dogs. The breed eventually made its way out of Russia to Siberia, Nova Scotia, and the United States.

The Black Russian Terrier has a large frame covered in thick, black, somewhat disheveled coats. The broad, powerful head has oval-shaped eyes, bearded muzzle and big, black nose.  It has a small, V-shaped ears that hang close to the cheek.

The Black Russian Terrier was bred to guard and protect across many different climates. The dog I watchful, inquisitive and adaptable. It is also affectionate to its family members. This dog is naturally protective and loving with children.  A confident canine, but needs lots of attention and affection to feel complete. This breed will be happy in apartment as long as it gets several good daily walks. It would love occasional romp through fields and lakes.

This dog has a life expectancy of 12 years with relatively few genetic health problems. Some may develop ear infections and hip dysplasia. The wiry coat should be brushed several times a week and clipped by a professional several times a year.


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