Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Russian Black Terrier

Contributor(s): Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi


General information

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  • Recognized in UK in 1998. Recognized by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in 1984. Breed first achieved popularity outside Russia in Italy.
  • Tha main breeds used in development of this breed were the Giant Schnauzer Giant Schnauzer , Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier, and the Rottweiler Rottweiler.
  • Large imposing dog, much larger than any terrier, strongly built with heavy bone.
  • Waterproof coat with dense undercoat.
  • Alert, lively, even-tempered with natural guarding instincts.

Biological Data

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