With his course, black double coat, powerful stride, and watchful eye, the Black Russian Terrier is a distinctively Russian guard dog. Bred in the Soviet Union after World War II, they were part of the nation’s effort to re-introduce purebred dogs to the country. A larger breed (up to 30” tall), they are intelligent and highly trainable, and are known for having unusually long memories. The Black Russian Terrier needs daily exercise and their coat needs regular brushing.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.