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Black Russian Terrier Info

Black Russian Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 26-30" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 6-12 pups
Group: Working Weight: 85-140 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Black Russian Terrier is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 85 lbs that can reach 140 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the AKC, FCI. Some critical information for potential owners. The Black Russian Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Black Russian Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 12 puppies.

Black Russian Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler yes
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Russia Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs medium
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Black Russian Terrier Temperament

Calm, confident, loyal to family, weary of strangers, courageous, alert, protective

Health Problems

PRA, HD, elbow dysplasia, hip problems, and allergies, make sure the parents have OFA and CERF certificates

Black Russian Terrier Coat

Coarse, Dense, Wavy, Wiry, Weatherproof coat

Black Russian Terrier Dog Colors

Coal black, can sometimes have scattered gray or white hairs

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