The following is unashamedly taken from the Black Russian Site at DORAMBRA
I suggest you go there for the full picture!
The 'Black Russian' as he is known on the continent, size is above average, they are strong with massive muscles and bones. Skin is compact and elastic, not wrinkling and hanging.
Dogs of this breed are snappish if necessary, distrustful of strangers and resilient; they adapt well to different climatic zones and are easily trained.
Alert, strong, even-minded, lively and with active defence reactions. The coat is
Rough, harsh, abundant and thick. Ruffled hair is long 4-10 cm. and covers the body. Furnishings are well developed shaping on muzzles upper lip rough, brush-shape whiskers and a beard on the chin; eyebrows are rough and bushy. On neck and withers coat is longer and forms a mane. Forelegs up to elbows and hind legs up to thighs are covered by a rough, long coat. Undercoat is harsh and well developed.
Colour is black, or black with white hairs
The are shown in Ireland in the Not Seperately Classified Working
And in UK may be shown in the Import Register - when the standard is accepted, this means that they may NOT compete for best in show.
A good example of how they are clipped is found on one of the DORAMBRA pages
|Update||Club Name||Contact||Phone number||Homepage|
|Update||Russian Black Terrier Club(proposed)||Janet Huxley||0044(0)1226 285822||yes||yes|
|very||alert||yes||No||Daily + Trimming||yes|
|Update||HIBECK||Mrs Jean McDonald-Ulliot||Linton Bridge House||Balkholme||Nr Howden, DN14 7XH||?|
|2004||SHALIADAN||Jan Favell & Keith Raper||0044(0)1427 848221||Doncaster||yes||no|
|Update||ROBROYD||Janet & Tom Huxley||0044(0)1226 285822||South Yorkshire||yes||yes|
|Pottersprise Red October||Mrs E.K Redmond||0044(0)1505 346136||Kilbarchan, Dumfries||no||no|
|DORAMBRA||Maria Sofia Allegranza Bulhak Jelski||?||Italy||yes||yes|
|Nadezhdina PolYana||Nadez Sazonova||7-(01141)-3-69-47||Russia||Yes||Yes|
For pictures of the top dogs in Scotland by Michael Trafford
Last update Sunday, November 14, 2004