Black Russian Terrier Breed Profile


The Black Russian Terrier (BRT) is a robust, large and powerful dog. The dog has large bone and well developed muscles. The breed was developed in Russia and used as guard dogs for protection. They must be balanced, have a good temperament and be reliable. The dogs have great courage and strength. They are capable of endurance. Dogs must have a large frame and heavy bone. Bitches are definitely to appear feminine but never lacking in substance.


The only acceptable colors for the Black Russian Terrier is black or black with a few gray hairs.


The Black Russian Terrier is a calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assurance which sometimes is rather aloof toward strangers. They are highly intelligent, extremely reliable. They were bred to guard and protect.


The Black Russian Terrier was bred as a guard dog for protection in the past. Due to their hardworking abilities, the Black Russian Terrier was used by the military.

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