Black Russian Terrier
Tchiorny Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer

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Black Russian Terrier
Tchiorny Terrier
Russian Bear Schnauzer
Russkji Tchornji Terrier
Chornyi Terrier

Russia, 1940s
The Black Russian Terrier was developed by crossing Giant Schnauzers, Airedale Terriers, Rottweilers and possibly other breeds. They were formally recognized in the 1940s.

Companion, Security

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-11 years of age

Weight & Height
88-143 Pounds & 25-29 Inches

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Eye problems.

Physical Description
Poweful, large dog that is muscular. The head is long with a flat skull and a powerful wedge shaped muzzle with a black nose. The eyes are small and dark and the ears are drop and short and triangular.

A loyal dog that is vigilant and protective. They are very friendly with children and usually do ok with cats in the family as well. This breed is naturally reserved with strangers

This breed needs clear and consistent training and it will quickly grasp what is required of it.

Living Conditions
Apartment living is ok if the dog is exercised properly

Comb the beard and mustache regularly to prevent tangles. Some plucking is also needed at least a few times a year to maintain a good tough coat

Daily walks are appreciated.

Coat Texture
Rough-haired coat has a thick underlayer.

Coat Colors



4 -8 Puppies are usually born per litter

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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Black Russian Terrier Breeders

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