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Black Russian Terrier

The black Russian terrier is a large and powerful dog, a loyal companion that is highly intelligent and dominant in nature. The breed was developed in Russia in the 1950s from selected crosses of the giant schnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, Airedale terrier and ovcharka. The result is a calm, confident, self-assured, highly trainable dog capable of working in various climatic conditions, with a coat that requires regular grooming. Black Russian terriers can be excellent and reliable companions with proper socialization and obedience training, but this is not a dog for the first-time dog owner.