Black Russian Terrier

Temperament: Smart, confident, courageous, sometimes stubborn; protective of loved ones, aloof with strangers. Somewhat active and very playful, but calm in the house. A double coated dog, the BRT requires weekly grooming.

Height: 27-30 inches (male), 26-29 inches (female)

Weight: 80-130 pounds

Life Span: 10-12 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.31

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.01

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Black Beard's Grand Princess Anastasia F0.390.04-0.13
2 Rollex Yablunevyi Tsvit M0.200.020.03
3 Matreshka F0.260.10-0.02
4 Franko Valadas Jinett Nive F0.300.06-0.04
5 Russian Bears Hels Avenging Angel at Lanzas M0.260.050.01
6 Blek Rossi Red Dirt Road Rendezvous F0.51-0.14-0.05
7 Ilia's Legacy Charisma Maximillian M0.370.04-0.14
8 Geniy Krasoty s Nadejdinoy Poliany M0.30-0.070.25
9 Ilia’s Legacy Charisma Mamba Mika F0.230.060.05
10CH Russias Royalty Trinity Xena F0.36-0.01-0.01

The Black Russian Terrier was created in the USSR as a military/working dog by the Red Star (Krasnaya Zvezda) Kennel in the 40-50s; several breeds were believe to be involved in their creation including Airedale, Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, Caucasion Shepherd Dog and other breeds. They were sold to civilian breeders from the Red Star Kennel in 1957 and subsequently took on more specific appearance and type. The first breed standard was written in 1958. From there they spread worldwide. It is a recognized breed in many kennel clubs including FCI, AKC and CKC. The Black Russian Terrier is a working dog, guarding dog, sporting and companion dog.

Breed Standard coming soon!

Most BRT are related to the same level as offspring of village dogs that were full siblings, and assuming that the full-sibling pair were offspring of relatively unrelated dogs.

The average number of alleles (Aa) per each of the 33 genome-wide STR markers is 6.27, of which 3.48 are effective alleles. This indicates a fair amount of breedwide diversity, but a need to redistribute the alleles to increase the number of effective alleles. There is the presence of a genetic cluster within the breed, however there is presence of outliers.

Most BRT are related to the same level as offspring of village dogs that were full siblings, and assuming that the full-sibling pair were offspring of relatively unrelated dogs.

The DLA in BRT is relatively low compared to other examined breeds, but not the lowest. Thus far, 9 different STR-associated DLA Class I and 7 DLA Class II haplotypes in BRT have been identified. More DLA types may be found when more dogs are run.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

The Black Russian Terrier is a breed that would be well served to maintain the diversity they have retained. While they are not the most depleted that has been tested thus far, they do not have much diversity comparatively to other well distributed breeds. Therefore, breed for rarer alleles and look for genetic outliers to increase breedwide genetic diversity. This is done by breeding for higher OI and lower AGR. Select for outbred and low IR litters. Make an effort to breed for heterozygous DLA. types with emphasis on the least common DLA types when possible.

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Barents Night Fleur de LisF0.310.010.05
2Black Beard's Grand Princess AnastasiaF0.390.04-0.13
3Black Beard's Michael AnthonyM0.360.04-0.13
4Blek Rossi Red Dirt Road RendezvousF0.51-0.14-0.05
5Cerberus Goddess of War at Seven OaksF0.240.020.09
6Cerberus Zeus at Seven OaksM0.31-0.010.08
7Franko Valadas Jinett NiveF0.300.06-0.04
8Geniy Krasoty s Nadejdinoy PolianyM0.30-0.070.25
9Ilia's Legacy Charisma MaximillianM0.370.04-0.14
10Ilia’s Legacy Charisma Mamba MikaF0.230.060.05
12Midnight Rider's Motorcycle CowboyM0.30-0.01-0.11
13Midnight Solo Haviva DesagresF0.290.010.00
14Midnightsolo Adara Bat Haviva F0.29-0.010.19
15Odessa for Black Beard Ter'AvalonF0.300.020.06
16Rollex Yablunevyi TsvitM0.200.020.03
17Russian Bears Hels Avenging Angel at LanzasM0.260.050.01
18Russian Bears Play it Again Sam for Old Times SakeM0.31-0.020.15
19Russias Royalty at Seven Oaks HunterM0.260.040.10
20Russias Royalty Spread Like WildfireM0.36-0.080.06
21Russias Royalty Trinity XenaF0.36-0.01-0.01
23Ya Black Beard Iz ChigasovoM0.40-0.02-0.16

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