Russian Black Terrier
Lifespan: 10 to 11 years
Russian Black Terriers are independent, courageous and calm.
Strong-willed and tenacious, Russian Black Terriers need experienced owners. Their drive to work and hunt is strong and they need require early and continued socialization with humans and other dogs to stay tolerant.
Originally bred: to be a guard/patrol dog for prison, police and army.
This dog is active and alert.
High. Needs to work, but calm at home.
Children: natural guard
Other pets: may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
Strangers: reserved, suspicious
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed active owner who can control and take care with this powerful dog as well as provide it with a job to do or plenty of exercise, games and training to keep it occupied.
Tends to be aggressive to strangers and to display status-related aggression to owners.
This dog's coat requires regular clipping and grooming.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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