Information about Black Russian Terrier

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Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier, abbreviated as BRT, or Stalin's dog (Sobaka Stalina) is a breed of dog, developed to serve as guard dog and police dog. It is rare outside the countries of the former Soviet Union but beginning to be formally recognized elsewhere: in July 2004, for instance, it became one of the AKC's recognized breeds due to the efforts of Trident Kennels now located in Oregon.

  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Life span: 10 to 11 years
  • Temperament: Lively, Energetic, Confident, Hardy, Brave, Stable
  • Weight: Female: 80–130.1 lbs (36.3–59 kg), Male: 100.1–149.9 lbs (45.4–68 kg)
  • Height: Female: 25–28 inches (64–70 cm), Male: 26–28 inches (66–72 cm)
  • Origin: Soviet Union, Russia