BRTs have competed in a wide range of
activities from obedience to protection work and tracking.
Allergies, hip and elbow dysplasia, and PRA can be
problems in BRTs. The following are recommended tests:
Hips (OFA, OVC in Canada, or PennHip)
Elbows (OFA or OVC)
Eyes (yearly by an ophthalmologist)
For its emotional health, a BRT needs your love, respect,
and the companionship of you and your family.
Selecting a Breeder:
Do not buy from a breeder who:
- lacks knowledge about Black Russian Terriers.
- shows ignorance of, or who denies, genetic defects in the breed.
- does not allow you to observe the puppies or parents, or does not allow you to see
- cannot provide you with litter documentation or a pedigree.
- wants to sell you an unregistered puppy.
Do not buy
a puppy that is not socialized or acts shy or fearful. Do not buy a puppy less
than 8 weeks old.