Russian Black Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier, also known as the Chornyi Terrier is a breed of dog created in the USSR in the Red Star Kennel during the late 1940s and the early 1950s for use as military/working dogs. BRTs are calm, confident, self-assured, highly intelligent dogs that with proper training and socialization are loyal, reliable, robust working companions. This large and powerful dog is not in all likelihood an ideal fit for the first-time dog owner.
Links to Breed Descriptions
Article: ShowSite Magazine: The Black Russian Terrier: Why Black? https://www.showsightmagazine.com/article/the-black-russian-terrier-why-black/390
Standard Comments - Russian Black Terrier club: RU: http://nkp-blackterrier.ru/standart/comments.php (Russian)
BRT-translated standard comments -from NKP.pdf
Other Names for Breed
Black Pearl of Russia
Russkiy Tchiorny Terrier
Rysk Svart Terrier
Terrier Noir Russe
Russischer Schwarzer Terrier
Terrier Ruso Negro
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Russia
NKP WEBSITE: RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER: http://nkp-blackterrier.ru/
Get a GRIHP! on Black Russian Terriers
This article on Black Russian Terriers is part of a series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds. See IPFD's Get a GRIHP! on Breed Health Initiative
This is a 'living document' - so if anyone has more material to share or point us to - please let us know!
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. Three of the major international standards are:
1. Finland: Statistics: Suomen Mustaterrierit ry: https://suomenmustaterrierit.net/terveystilasto/
FKC database: BRT - (Black Terrier): https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=327
2. UK: UK-KC DNA Screening Schemes for BRT: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-screening-schemes-and-results/dna-screening-for-breeds-p-r/russian-black-terrier-dna-screening/. Here you will be able to find lists of UK JLPP clear or carrier dogs
3. BRT Hyperuricosuria Database: https://sites.google.com/site/hyperuricosuriabrts/home/Database
4. Database: Russia: Virtual breed database of Black Russian Terriers: https://brtinfo.ru/?userif=2
Pedigrees include health testing info - a multi-country Kennel listing is available in this DB, trial pedigrees, offspring reports, show results and more - info is accessible in several languages, including English.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: JTO (in Finnish)
US: OFA/CHIC # Requirements: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=BRU
BRT health documents provided by Christine Robinson:
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Guardian Bears Kennel's health page:
Black Russian Terriers (Facebook group)
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
US: Black Russian Terrier Club of America http://www.brtca.org/
Canada: Black Russian Terrier Club of Canada http://www.brtcc.org/
Sweden: Rasklubben för Rysk Svart Terrier https://www.rysksvartterrierklubben.se/
Finland: Suomen Mustaterrierit ry: https://suomenmustaterrierit.net/
Germany: KLUB FÜR TERRIER e.V.: Russische Schwarze Terrier: https://www.kft-online.de/_rubric/detail.php?title=Russischer Schwarzer Terrier&rubric=Rasseportraits&
UK: Russian Black Terrier Club (UK): http://www.rbtclub.com/
Russia: Русский черный терьер NKP: http://nkp-blackterrier.ru/
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