Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.

Black Russian Terrier Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Feb 8 ·
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The Black Russian Terrier is a purebred dog breed that’s part of the working group. This doggo goes by a few other nicknames, such as the Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchorny Terrier, or the Mastaterrieri. Initially bred in Russia in the 1940s, this dog breed was developed for military work. They are intelligent, calm, and powerful. If you want to learn more about Black Russian Terrier puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Black Russian Terrier Puppies

You can get this dog breed anywhere you can adopt dogs. However, you’ll want to try going through your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization first. These dogs are often found as strays or were abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. So, you can save a dog’s life by giving them a forever, loving home. These places might have Black Russian Terrier puppies, adults, seniors, or mixed breeds available for adoption. Maucciss…

On the other hand, if you want to get a purebred puppy and know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. The American Kennel Club recognizes this breed so that you can look for ethical breeders registered on the AKC Marketplace. You’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
  • Health screen and genetically test the dogs before breeding to ensure it’s healthy and safe (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Want to meet with you in person to get to know you and to allow you to meet the dogs and the litter

In addition, a good breeder will have the dogs and puppies living in their home as part of the family. So they’ll be kennel-free unless they’re crate training.

If you find a breeder that does not do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. They’re most likely a backyard breeder or puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average cost of Black Russian Terrier puppies is between $1,800 and $2,500. However, the price might vary depending on the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, the time of year, the number of puppies in the litter, and more.


Black Russian Terrier puppies will grow to be large dogs, with males slightly taller than females. For example, males can grow to be about 27 to 30 inches tall, while females can be about 26 to 29 inches tall. Regardless of gender, this doggo should weigh between 80 and 130 pounds.

In addition, they have a curly double coat that can be medium or long. Finally, their coat can come in a handful of coat colors and markings, such as:

  • Black
  • Black & Tan
  • Blue
  • Sable
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Saddle Pattern


Since this breed was initially bred for military work, it’s easy to say that’s they’re a hard-working breed. However, they can also be on a serious side, so if you’re looking for a cuddly companion, this breed won’t be it. However, they are loyal and affectionate with their family members on their terms. BIanca…

This doggo needs early socialization and training when it comes to young children, other dogs, and meeting new people. You’ll need to hire a professional dog trainer to help you out unless you’re an experienced dog owner. 

Also, they have high energy levels. They won’t do well living in an apartment and prefer having a bigger house with a fenced-in yard.

Black Russian Terrier Puppies – Veterinary Needs

For the first year, you’ll want to bring your Black Russian Terrier puppy to the vet a few times. So you’ll be able to keep track of their growth and development. In addition, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Then, for each year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. But, unfortunately, this doggo is known to get some health issues, such as:

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Urinary Crystals and Stones
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Food Allergies

This dog breed has an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years with proper care.


With your vet’s approval, you can provide any dog food for your pup as long as it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, and weight. For example, you can give them high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.


This dog breed is high maintenance when it comes to grooming. You can groom them yourself at home, but you’ll want to bring them to a professional grooming salon once in a while for a good cleaning. Alternatively, you can bring them to the salon at least once a month to get cleaned well regularly.

Also, they shed and drool a lot. So, you’ll want to brush their coat and wash their face at least once a day, if not more. In addition, be sure to keep up with cleaning their ears, brushing their teeth, and trimming their nails regularly.

Black Russian Terrier Puppies – Photos



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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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