Black Russian Terrier...


The BRT was developed in the former USSR by the state for use as a military/working dogs. The breeding stock was largely imported from the occupied countries, especially East Germany. Breeds used in the development include the Airedale Terrier, Caucasian Ovcharka, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, Giant and Standard Schnauzers and the now extinct Moscow Water Dog. The Black Russian Terrier (or simply BRT) is a breed of dog developed originally as a guard dog and police dog. It is rare outside its native country and is just starting to be recognized elsewhere; for example, it is one of the AKC's most-recently recognized breeds, gaining full status in July of 2004. BRTs are confident, calm, highly intelligent, brave and loyal. It should never be timid, and will not hesitate to defend the people that it loves if it thinks they are threatened. The BRT may seem aloof, but needs human companionship and bonds deeply to its family. Usually good with children.

The Black Russian Terrier has a close-lying, weatherproof coat that is hard, wiry and tight. This breed sheds very little if it is regularly groomed, and should be brushed at least once a week. Coat care should consist of brushing a minimum of 30 minutes/week, he is a low shedding breed. Hair from the ear ducts should be removed and the hairs under the paws cut. Recommended to see a groomer every quarter.

Black Russian Terrier

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