Russia is home to many famous scientists. In the Soviet era, the level of science and technology has made remarkable progress. Among them, the creation of the "Stalin dog breed" or the black Russian terrier is an important achievement.
The Black Russian Terrier (also known as the Tchiorny Terrier) is not a dog for everyone. If you want an obedient dog to lie on the sun for hours or lie in bed, the Russian Black Terrier is not suitable for you. The Tchiorny Terrier is described as special dogs, great guards.
Black Russian Terriers are considered to be one of the best breeds for training, they are easy to cooperate with humans and thanks to their highly developed intelligence, they learn quickly every command. Black Russian terriers require regular training because they cannot be established. If the training is right, you will have an extremely docile guardian in the house.
The coat needs special care, they need to be trimmed, washed, brushed regularly and properly fed, to be healthy and active after many years of life.
The origin of this breed appeared in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In the 1950s, in the Soviet Union, a dog adapted to work in the harshest climatic conditions began to be studied. By being developed during the Stalin period, the Black Russian Terrier was also called Stalin's dog.
At that time, some interesting breeds were created, such as the Newfoundland or Moscow Great Dane, however, the offspring of the Rottweiler, Schnauzer and Airedale Terrier varieties were the most popular, black Russian Terriers bred mainly from these breeds although this breed has nearly 17 different ancestors.
Giant Schnauzer is the ancestor of the breed (this is proved by the same appearance), although Capkaz and Newfoundland Shepherds also pass on important traits.
These dogs are significantly different from their counterparts today, because, over time, the need for a typical working and protecting dog diminishes due to the end of war and living conditions. This breed was only recognized by FCI in 1984.