Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier is a large, powerful, and robust type of working dog developed in the Soviet Union after WWII. They are very large; males usually weigh between 110 and 130 lbs, but they can be even bigger, and they require an Extra Large PlexiDor dog door.

When the war was over, the state operated Red Star Kennel was required to provide dogs for the Soviet Union’s armed services. The country needed large, strong, and unpretentious dogs that were also intelligent and easy to train. Furthermore, they could not require extensive coat care.

At the moment, there were few purebred dogs in the country, and some breeds were imported to create a new breed that would live up to the requirements. The Black Russian Terrier stems from a mix of Rottweilers, Airedale Terriers, Giant Schnauzers, and very likely a couple of other breeds as well.

They have a strong instinct to guard and protect. They are typically reserved with strangers but loving towards their family. All breeds with strong guarding instinct require early socialization, and the Black Russian is not an exception.

This breed has a great memory and learns new things easily. They also have a strong work ethic, and as all working breeds they need something to do. They excel at agility and obedience.

Black Russian Terriers are still rare outside of Russia, but these large, black dogs are gaining ground throughout Europe.

The PlexiDor Extra Large is the right size dog door for Black Russian Terriers.

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