This is a young breed that was created in the 1960s by Soviet dog lovers who melded Giant Schnauzers, Airedales, Rottweilers and other breeds into a big, tough dog with a weather-resistant coat and agile movement. The breed was used as a guard dog, but it has also found its way into the Russian home, where it is a common family pet. This is a protective dog with quick defenses and a suspicious attitude toward strangers. The Black Russian Terrier stands 26 to 30 inches at the withers, so it’s best suited to a large home. Its coarse, dense coat is 2 to 4 inches long and needs to be brushed about three times a week.
Guardian Dogs: Right Dog For You?
Not for the novice dog owner, learn all about these large dog breeds bred to guard people or livestock to see if they are the right companion pet for you and your family. Sometimes known as working dogs, guardian dogs were bred to guard homes, people and valuables, as well…
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Black Russian, Anyone?
This unique breed has a cut all its own. Q. I have a 10-month-old Black Russian Terrier and I am unsure about the length to which she should be groomed. I had one groomer for the first couple of times who basically trimmed up the back…
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