The character and temperament of the Russian Black Terrier is of utmost importance. The Russian Black Terrier is a calm, confident, courageous and self-assured dog. He is highly intelligent and adapts well to training. The Russian Black Terrier was initially bred to guard and protect. He is alert and responsive, instinctively protective, determined, fearless, deeply loyal to family, is aloof and therefore does not relish intrusion by strangers into his personal space

The Russian Black Terrier, because of its breeding as a working dog, has a very strong “work ethic”, and needs a job to do in order to be happy. Early training is a must and they are very responsive to firm, consistent training, excelling at obedience competitions.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Russian Black Terrier Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


STEIERMARK; “Berryland” Rudolf und Gerhild Koch +0043 6767930 514


Ceský Tešín ; Corsairey Casch Kupcíková Ilona +0042558742221


PEST MEGYE; “Steinway” David Lörinczi-Reich, +36-20-635-0041


CO. ANTRIM: (Belfast); “Glentallagh” Mr P Travers, +07912412980
CO. ANTRIM; “Benkerin” Marion Dundee, +028 9086 2583
CO. CAVAN; “KALASLANE” Joe Lyons & Belinda Holmes, +049 8540833
DOWN; “Rohantia” C & W Johnston, +07718915199
DUBLIN; “Hotratz” Mr Stephen & Mrs Debbie Long, +00353867359936
MEATH; “Ravenwood” Katerina Duke, +353876383770


BEDFORDSHIRE; “Tomain” Messrs T & I.S. Rigby, +01767 601807
DERBYSHIRE; “Woodlands” Susan & Mel Davison +01773 835654
ESSEX; ” Machenka” Mrs Kathy Gallagher, +01787 474170 / +07725500780
LANARKSHIRE; “Clan” Isabel Mills, +01698 887218
LINCOLNSHIRE; “Lusalsha” Pat Trinick, +01400230276 / +07719532815
LINCOLNSHIRE; “SHADLIAN” J. Favell-Raper & Keith RAper, +01427 679675 / +07974 416702
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ; “Fernwood” Mike & Maureen Smith 44-1623-405794
YORKSHIRE; “Robroyd” Janet E Huxley,
YORKSHIRE; “REDRHINOS” Melanie Rawson, +01924 503716 / +0798 4474372


SERBIA: “Slovenska Dusha” Bosiljka Stevanovic, bossa@net.yu