Black Russian Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Black Russian Terrier has a weatherproof coat that is hard, coarse, wavy and close lying and is about 1.5 to 4 inches long. This breed sports eyebrows and a beard which make them an aristocratic looking dog. Brushing is required twice a week to prevent matting, and regular trimming may be needed twice a year. Their undercoat is tight and well developed. Stripping is sometimes needed if the coat is soft. These dogs love the snow and will roll around in it almost as though they were self-cleaning! They also love the water and are very adaptable to the colder weather. They respond well to training and have a calm and self-assured demeanor. They are bred to guard though, and will guard their family with their life. They can be reserved around strangers, but they are highly intelligent and respond to firm consistent training. The Black Russian Terrier is best suited to an experienced dog owner who will return companionship. They adapt well to city or country living as long as they get plenty of exercise.