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Breed Standards for the Black Russian Terrier



General Appearance:

A strong head that is always well-covered with hair and has rough, bushy eyebrows.




The length of the coat varies considerably from 1.5 – 4 “.  It is rough, harsh, abundant and thick, forming a mane on neck and withers.  The harsh undercoat should also be well-developed.




Black, Black with gray hairs




Height:  25 – 29”

Weight:  80 – 120 lbs




Primarily used as a protector and guard dog.  This is generally an aggressive dog.

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