Russian guard dogs are known to be strong, fearless, and reliable. They are often used as police, guard, herding, and protection dogs indispensable against intruders and predators. They also become the ultimate family and property protection dogs.
This video shows the five best Russian guard dogs, presented at Moscow international dog show.
Besides famous Caucasian Ovcharka and Black Russian Terrier, you will see other reliable guarding and protection dogs like Central Asian Ovcharka, East European Shepherd, Moscow Watchdog, and South Russian Ovcharka.
Russian Handlers Ranked Best Guard Dogs
Russian handlers' association has published a rating of the best dog breeds for guarding. The Top 5 includes Caucasian Ovcharka, Moscow Watchdog, Central Asian Ovcharka, Tibetan Mastiff, and Black Russian Terrier. According to Vladimir Golubev, the head of the Russian Cynological Federation, guard dogs usually do not have close contact with humans and are very distrustful of strangers. (Ria News)
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Some of Your Comments
Great video, love these, great to see them in motion all in one video
BRTs are the BEST I lost mine a yr ago and will never be the same. I WILL have another.
Alabai & VEO, maybe one day and in meanwhile, I can drool over vids with them :-)
Some of these handlers know what they are doing and are getting their dogs to gait properly to judge movement and then there are the handlers that walk out into the ring and their dogs are pacing. And please never wear blue jeans while showing a dog. SMH.
Quaxi Furzi Regierung
Best women and best dogs!
Maybe women are getting stupid like everywhere but the dogs are still good!
It was 6 wtf
I love my Black Russian Terrier!
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Story by Max
Certain breeds like the Caucasian shepherd and Black Russian Terrier dogs imported from Russia are naturally aggressive. The first two weeks that my sister’s Zolotoy Grad Black Russian Terrier was in our house, he growled like a wolf, when he heard us moving at night. My sister had to go downstairs — he was locked in the large kitchen downstairs with free run of the kitchen — to put her wash into the dryer in the laundry room. She ignored him until he stopped growling. Every day she was pushing him with all her force into the down position of submission at least fifty times, which eventually became the emergency down position of submission. Because these dogs grow so large, so quickly, eventually he lifted her up on his shoulders to carry her several feet before throwing her like a horse.
His favorite activity was mouthing like an alligator and mauling. He gave her a fracture of the left forearm. She was determined to fully tame the beast. She was successful, but it involved ten hours per week of intensive formal obedience training, plus at least another 16 hours of socializing in tourist locations. Her Russian beast shattered several windshields of her car, plus tore off the rearview mirror at least a few times per week. While she was driving, he ripped off the back door handles of each door in addition to ripping out the electric window controls. On one of her cars, he tore off the armrest on one of the back doors.
What else? When he was only 5 months old, he went to attack a very established breeder of the Bouvier des Flandres dog at a local professional grooming salon. Actually, she was surprised that the master groomer was able to groom him. She stayed close to the grooming salon expecting to receive a telephone call that the groomer was unable to groom this Russian beast. Bouviers can be super aggressive and nasty. Whereas these huge Russian beasts can use their sheer size to block, grab, and knockdown humans, the Bouvier goes flying through the air straight for the stranger’s throat. The consequences are the same.
My sister was not going to be defeated. She was very successful in taming and training her beast, who went on to become a top conformation show dog. As for the car, well that’s a different story. How did she get him to stop mouthing and mauling her? Well, when disengagement failed, she lost her temper and whipped him on the muzzle and in the corner of his eye with the leather handle of his leash. She only had to do this three times to send a message that he had really crossed a red line. I remember her telling me to put all of the cars in the driveway with the doors open to enable her to escape. After a while, it was a race between her and her dog to determine who could get into the car first. Fresh snowfalls continued to trigger him off through his adult life. Whenever he became excited, he had these mauling fits.
As he aged, he learned not to put any pressure into his gnawing, plus he hated my sister jamming her fists into his mouth to stop him from having these fits. She surmised that his mouthing and mauling was due to some anomaly of his central nervous system and predicted he would eventually develop brain cancer and die. And so, soon after his 9th birthday, he had a stroke.
About four months before his death, he very evidently was suffering from brain cancer. Just to keep him alive for these extra four months cost us over $12 thousand. Between the cost of training, socializing, professional grooming, and veterinary bills, we spent over $100 thousand on this dog.
A dog like the Caucasian shepherd is going to cost an arm and a leg to tame, train, and socialize — and these dogs can be extremely destructive in the house. I was forced to place heavy metal mesh over every door leading to the outside. This Russian beast actually tore the solid wood door leading from the garage into the foyer, when he was just about a year old. I had placed him outside in the garage when a visiting nurse came to take care of my 93-year-old mother.
Unless a person has decades of experience taming and training the authentic, big-boned German shepherds and super aggressive and dominant Bouviers of yesteryear, I would not suggest one of these Russian beasts. There are breeders of the Black Russian Terrier dogs in Russia, who do breed a more sensitive, civilized dog. A lot has to do with who is breeding and raising these dogs. Puppies, which are taken away from their dam and siblings before 8 weeks old tend to be much more aggressive with little, if any, biting inhibition. It’s literally a full-time job to tame, train, and fully socialize one of these monsters. The downside of owning one of these huge, Russian beasts is the very fact that they will not live long — 3.5 to 10.5 years.
Does anyone have a Moscow watchdog and are able to share some of the characteristics of the breed?
You may want to view the general characteristics of this wonderful dog on our website as well as a large and interesting comment from the owner.
Adore large Russian guard dogs!
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