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Black Russian Terrier


  

 

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Black Russian Terrier puppies

"Rubbie" and "Shoko"

Black Russian Terrier adult
Kalinka's Top Model
"Dasha"

Developed in Russia during the 1930s, the Black Russian Terrier was a creation of the military and intended for use as part of the nation's security force. 

Rottweilers, Giant Schnauzers, Airedales and Newfoundlands were bred to create a large, powerful dog that would be useful and reliable in a variety of situations. 

By 1956 the Black Russian Terrier was born. Today, the Black Russian Terrier is a popular choice for professional guard work in his native country.

The Black Russian Terrier stands no more than 28 1/2 inches at the shoulder. He has a thick, wiry, weather-resistant top coat over a dense undercoat capable of protecting him from the harshest Russian winters. His coat is black or ashen in colour, non-shedding, and hypo-allergenic. A moustache, beard, and overhanging eyebrows complete the picture. 

The Black Russian Terrier is a self-assured, calm, and confident dog who maintains a dignified reserve with strangers. Although not aggressive, he is an assertive animal who is highly intelligent and may not be the best choice for an inexperienced dog owner. He is a large, energetic, powerful dog capable of almost legendary endurance. Early training and socialization are critical. The Black Russian Terrier accepts training well. He should be stable, extremely reliable, of good temperament and well-balanced. 

A natural guardian and protector, the Black Russian Terrier is a strong, agile, muscular dog. He is very protective of his family. Lively, alert, and fearless, he is capable of being trained for a variety of tasks, and requires regular exercise to keep fit. 

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Lana Lochan, Iz Teremka
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Kennel/Website

Audrone and Georges Kairys
1 35th Street
Toronto, ON  M8W 3J6
(416) 255-7627
Email:
blackterrierkennel@rogers.com

Black Terrier Kennel


Lana Lochan
768 Tanner Drive
Kingston, ON  K7M 9G7
(613) 531-6207
Email:
lana@cogeco.ca

Iz Teremka


Marianna Reimann
S310, Durham 13, RR#1
Sunderland, ON  L0C 1H0
(705) 357-1857
Email:
hilleyes@hotmail.com

Hilleyes Reg'd

 
 
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Did you know?


The Black Russian Terrier originated in 
the military kennel
"Red Star" near 
Moscow.

 
 
 

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