Black Russian Terrier

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He was developed in 1957 by Russia's State owned Red Star Kennel as a police guard dog to be used for protection (he originally wasn't bred for "looks" only ability)
  • Some puppies were then sold to civilian breeders who bred him for "looks" as well as working ability
  • The Giant Schnauzer, Airedale Terrier, and Rottweiler were heavily used in his development among 17 other breeds

Personality and Behavior

  • He's very intelligent
  • He can be aloof but bonds very close with his human family
  • He's tough, large and powerful
  • He has quite a bit of physical endurance
  • He makes and excellent guard dog
  • He's way of strangers
  • He's loyal, brave and courageous
  • He can be aggressive with other dogs
  • He needs to romp and run outside everyday to burn his energy; or this pent out energy may turn into destructive behavior


  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.


  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Clip and scissors his coat into shape every 6 weeks and brush it once a week.

Other varieties

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