Russian Black Terrier

Other names : RBT, Blackies

Photo: adult dog of Russian Black Terrier breed
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Life expectancy

The Russian Black Terrier has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 26 and 29 in
Male Between 28 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 77 and 99 lb
Male Between 77 and 99 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Russian Black Terrier costs between £1330 and £1560

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More details about the Russian Black Terrier

Russian Black Terrier: Origins and history

The Russian Black is thought to have come about following mixes of Giant Schnauzer, Airedale Terrier, Rottweiler and Moscow Water Dog. It was developed in the 1940s by the Soviet Army and put to use as a sentry dog. Its traits (large, brave, strong and manageable) perfectly suited its use.

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FCI classification of the Russian Black Terrier

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 1 : Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Training a Russian Black Terrier

This is not an easy dog to train, and its training must be varied, consistent and carried out in a confident manner. The Russian Black loves to work and to please its owner.

Russian Black Terrier: Purchase price

A KC Registered Russian Black Terrier will cost between £1330 to £1560. You’re also looking at between £100 and £160 per month to care for this dog.

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