Black Russian Terrier

What’s the word we’re looking for? Imposing? Majestic? How about just plain “big”? This brawny guard dog can tip the scales at 140 pounds and stand as high as 30 inches at the shoulder. They’re much taller when the huge, brick-shaped head is considered. The all-black double coat is warm enough to allow Black Russian Terriers to patrol some of the coldest habitable places on earth.


  • Personality: Smart, confident, courageous, sometimes stubborn; protective of loved ones, aloof with strangers
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; A calm housemate, but boisterous and athletic at play; a great snow dog
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 27-30 inches (male), 26-29 inches (female)
  • Weight: 80-130 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

meet theBlack Russian Terrier

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The Black Russian Terrier is AKC's 151st breed.


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