Black Russian Terrier

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

The Black Russian Terrier originated as a military and police dog during the time of the Soviet Union. Their intelligence and thick coat allowed them to thrive in their role under the Red Army. Today you are more likely to find them in the suburbs guarding your house.

Fun Fact

Many purebred dogs were wiped out in the Soviet Union due to the Russian Revolution and World War II, so the Black Russian Terrier was a first step in correcting that.

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