Russian dogs

Russian Dog puppy There are about twenty known dog breeds of Russian origin. Russia is one of the countries which have produced a large variety of dogs. Some of them like Borzoi, Black Terrier, and Samoyed are popular worldwide. Other Russian dogs like Caucasian Mountain Dog or Russian Toy are only gaining popularity outside their native country. Learn more...


West Siberian Laika


Laikas is a group of Russian dog breeds of the Spitz type.  All the main breeds of this group - the West Siberian Laika (WSL), the East Siberian Laika (ESL) and the Russian European Laika (REL) - are working dogs, bred from aboriginal dogs of northern Russia and Siberia, and used for hunting, and sometimes for … More


Russian Guards

Wolf Killer

Caucasian Ovcharka

The Caucasian Shepherd, or Caucasian Ovcharka is the most brutal Russian dog breed. It is a large, even-tempered dog with powerful and muscular body, bear-look face, deeply set oval dark eyes, round-shaped cropped ears and low carried long tail. It … More...

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Central Asian Dog

The Central Asian dog, Alabai, or the Central Asian Shepherd is strengthening its reputation in Europe and America as one of the best Russian guard dogs. This massive and powerful dog of above average height has a bear shaped head, a harmoniously … More...

Russian German shepherd, Ovcharka

Russian German Shepherd

The East-European Shepherd, often called the Russian German shepherd, is a Soviet dog variation of the German Shepherd. This Russian dog breed is larger and heavier built than its German ancestor. It has a powerful and muscular frame, a massive head … More...

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Russian Dog Bit the Kennedys

It bit everyone, - says Caroline Kennedy, recalling the Russian dog gifted to the Kennedys by Nikita Khrushchev. Talking on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy's presidency, Caroline said she remembers the dog very … More

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Dog in Russian

There are several words meaning dog in Russian. The word "dog" also exists in Russian language but it means a dog of the Great Dane breed only. In general the Russian word for dog is “sobaka”. If you want to be more specific you can use some other … More

Russian Cuties

Russian Toy Terrier

Russian Toy, the Miniature Terrier

A miniature terrier known as Russian Toy is the smallest Russian dog and one of the tiniest dogs in the world. It is a relatively new Russian dog breed that was recognized by the American Kennel Club only in 2008. This … More...

Russian Bolonka


Bolonkas relate to small Russian dog breeds of the Bichon type and include the Franzuskaya Bolonka ("French Bolonka") and the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka ("Colored Bolonka"). The Franzuskaya Bolonka is usually white, … More...