|Group:||Utility (Group 6)|
|Club:||Utility Dog Club Of Victoria Inc (Group 6)|
Background The Russian Black Terrier is a relatively new breed. In the 1940s the Russian army controlled kennel, Red Star, began to breed a dog, for their own needs. The first standard was not published until 1958 but it was not until 1981 that the Russian Ministry of Agriculture declared the Russian Black Terrier a breed.
Average Lifespan Average lifespan of approximately 10-12 years.
Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Russian Black Terrier displays natural guarding and protective instincts that usually start to show around 18-24 months. They are alert, lively and even-tempered dogs that are easily trained. Happy within their own family unit, they are wary of strangers.
Compatibility with other pets Russian Black Terriers are brave and observant and they have a strong protective instinct. This breeds intense contact with humans and animals. They have a strong and balanced temperament and avoid fighting with other dogs. The Russian Black Terrier only bark when they feel it necessary.
Care Requirements The Russian Black Terrier has a coat that does require a fair amount of regular grooming and upkeep. In addition to the necessary weekly combing and brushing the coat needs to be scissored every eight to ten weeks depending on the hair growth. It is a coat that does shed. The Russian Black Terrier does require regular exercise.
Ideal Owner/s The Russian Black Terrier is not the dog for the novice owner. It is a breed that does require training from an early age as its natural protective instincts will need to be properly channelled.
In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Russian Black Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the group club. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.