Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Black Russian Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Fighter and Military Dog and is known by its nick name the "Black Pearl of Russia". The origin of the Black Russian Terrier dog breed was in the USSR, where it was developed in the 1940's.
Black Russian Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Working Dog Group (AKC:2004): The Black Russian Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Working Dog Group (AKC:2004).
Other names for the Black Russian Terrier: The Black Russian Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Black Pearl of Russia". Other names for this breed of dog include the Russian Black Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Russkiy Tchiorny Terrier, Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russe and Russian Schnauzer.
Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Black Russian Terrier" derives from the color of its black coat (its nickname "Tchiorny" is the word for 'black' in the Russian language. Its nickname 'Chornyi' translates to 'partnership' in Russian.
Black Russian Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Black Russian Terrier breed was in Russia during the 1940's. WW2 ended in 1945 and the Cold War began. The Cold War (1945 - 1991) was a period of "non-hostile belligerency" primarily between the USA and the USSR and it was at the beginning of this period that the Central School of Military Dog Breeding (called the "Red Star" kennel) was established.
The government of the USSR issued an order to produce a large breed of dog for guarding military, economic and strategic establishments that could withstand the hostile climate conditions in Russia.
Airedale Terriers were cross bred with breeds such as the Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, aka the Caucasian Ovcharka until the Black Russian Terrier was finally developed. The first Black Russian Terriers were shown in 1954 at National Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow, where the Central School of Military Dog Breeding had its own pavilion.
The first standard of the breed group "Black Russian Terrier" was published in the 1958 book entitled the "Manual for training and usage of military dogs". In 1981 the Black Russian Terrier was recognized as a separate breed in Russia with own standard and in 1984 it was accepted in the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Black Russian Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Black Russian Terrier moved on and the breed is still used as a guard dog and Watch dog but also a family pet who loves the companionship of humans. The Black Russian Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2004.
Black Russian Terrier Height: The Black Russian Terrier breed is classified as a large to giant sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 25 - 29 inches (64 - 74 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 25 - 28 inches (64 - 72 cm).
Black Russian Terrier Weight: Not surprisingly for a large to giant sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 80 - 143 pounds (36 - 65 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 80 - 143 pounds (36 - 65 kg).
Black Russian Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as weather-proof coat of varying lengths.
Black Russian Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include black and gray colors.
Black Russian Terrier Grooming - HIGH Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Black Russian Terrier are categorized as high in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The high grooming needs of the Black Russian Terrier is considered to be high-maintenance and requires almost daily brushing and combing. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.
Black Russian Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 6-12 puppies. Black Russian Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Black Russian Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Black Russian Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Spirited, Energetic, Confident, Brave and Gutsy.
Black Russian Terrier Exercise Requirements - - HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Black Russian Terrier requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has a fluent, powerful, supple, purposeful gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.
Black Russian Terrier Diet: A fully grown Black Russian Terrier should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Black Russian Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Black Russian Terrier breed include Hip Dysplasia . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Black Russian Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Black Russian Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Black Russian Terrier breed is 10-11 years.
Black Russian Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Black Russian Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Black Russian Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Ashes *** Gnash *** Gotham *** Blade *** Sabre *** Satan *** Smoky *** Brink *** Chaos *** Tempest *** Victor.
Black Russian Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Black Russian Terrier names are Bella *** Angel *** Penny *** Shelby *** Maddy *** Lola *** Pepper *** Precious *** Jasmine *** Holly *** Lady *** Sasha.