Q: Where can I get a fairly priced Black Russian Terrier puppy?
I've been doing some research and a Black Russian Terrier is exactly what I need. Because of its protective instincts, though, I need to get it young. The problem is that the only ones I can find for sale are born from Kennel Club show dogs. I have no desire to pay top dollar for a show dog with papers. Where can I get a Russian Terrier puppy? The closer to central Oklahoma, the better.
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Answer by Dutchman
I got to meet 4 of the first 8 Black Russian Terriers that entered the U.S......Monsters! There really aren't that many breeders in the U.S. that are breeding for working ability in the BRT. Fairly priced I'm sure is still gonna be well over $ 1000.
You must be a glutton for punishment. Raising a good, working BRT would be kinda like raising Great White Shark puppies.
Answer by JenVT
Black Russians are still very rare and the ones here in the states and in Canada are from kennels that actively show in conformation. I can tell you, after seeing them "in action" at many dog shows, they need the most advanced obedience training possible, they need a very firm and dominant owner, and even then it is a crap shoot. They simply have not been bred long enough to be considered "pets" or to have reliable temperaments. Unless you have tons of experience with large, dominant breeds, I would not think you could find a kennel willing to sell to you.
Answer by Kay
I disagree with the above statements. I have a black Russian terrier bitch and she has a reliable temperament and is very sensitive to what is required from her. She learns quickly and is very obedient and very loving.
The one thing you should know though is that the BRT is a companion animal and does not do well if away from its owner, shut in a yard or kennel. The BRT thrives when it can be with its owner. If you can't be at home 85% of the time, then don't get a BRT
Answer by Howa RD
Try the Black Russian Terrier Ethical Breeders Association. This association was formed, as they say, "by a desire amongst a group of breeders to provide a resource for potential puppy purchasers (especially those unfamiliar with either the breed or the breeders they may try to contact), to get honest information on the Black Russian Terrier, the health concerns of the breed, and resources to evaluate any litter that you might be interested in."
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