Training and intelligence
With Black Russian Terriers, you need to start training as early as possible, and be gentle but firm. These dogs want to please, and are very clever.
This breed is brave and very protective. Black Russian Terriers love children and have a very playful streak.
Attitude towards strange dogs and people
The Black Russian Terrier is not a dominant dog, but it is advisable to socialise them well so that they do not become over protective.
Grooming and shedding
Weekly brushing will keep the coat in good condition, and Black Russian Terriers shed little.
Black Russian Terriers like plenty of regular exercise. Many enjoy swimming too, which can a useful alternative exercise as the large bone and muscle systems grow and settle.
Need for company
A Black Russian Terrier who is allowed close contact with his people is a happy one. They do not like to be left alone too much.
Black Russian Terriers are slow to mature, which means there will be a period of time where you have a large dog with the mind of a puppy, so train early and be patient.