Russian Dog Breeds

Russian Dog puppyThere 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...

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Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier (BRT), commonly known as Black terrier or just Blackie is quickly gaining in popularity in Europe and North America. This large Russian dog definitely represents one of the top Russian breeds.  Its majestic black beauty and … More

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Caucasian Shepherd - Russian bear dog

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, … More...

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Central Asian Shepherd, the Alabai

The Central Asian Shepherd, the Alabai, or the Central Asian Ovcharka  is strengthening its reputation in Europe and America as one of the best Russian guard dogs. This massive and powerful dog of … More...

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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 … 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 … 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 … More

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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 … 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 … More...