Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oh my BIG dog !

Black Russian (Mixed Color)
We saw this posted on facebook yesterday and
just had to share because we had never heard or even seen this breed before. This is a Black Russian Terrier (although the AKC do not class it as a terrier - it is in the Working Dog Group as of 2004)  It's heritage is Rottweilers, Airedales, Newfoundlands and Russian Ovcharka (another breed we hadn't heard of!) Yikes - can you imagine if this crawled onto your lap wanting or cuddle or even worse it wanted to sleep on your bed !!!!

Now the normal Black Russian is indeed all black and weighs between 100 and 150 pounds and up to 30"  tall but as you can see it is VERY common for them to get even bigger !!! They live between 12-14 years which is really good for a big dog breed and they are excellent guard dogs. GULP !!!!! can you imagine having that jump on you, knock you down and be standing over you and barking in your face!

And while we are talking of big dogs - we want to say how sad we were to read that the BIG Dog with an even BIGGER heart - Miss Honey - the Great Dane - left us on this world and headed over the Rainbow Bridge. Run free Honey - we know you have so many wonderful friends there waiting for you.
This is the Russian Ovcharka
Standard Black Russian Terrier


  1. I've never seen one in real life - how pretty!

    We heard about sweet Honey and our hearts are so sad.

    Monty and Harlow

  2. I never saw one of this wonderful dogs in pawson, but I will keep my eyes peeled on the next show. I'm so sorry for Honey and her family. That's so sad when someone has to go to this bridge...

  3. Never heard of them! They are big, but I like how furry they are!

  4. We heard of Honey's crossing. SAD

    OMD those are HOOOOOOOGE dogs...

  5. OMD that is one big bundles of furs. I bet they are pretty furry too. Love the look.
    Sorry about Honey. It is always sad when ones' friend passes on.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. These are all beautiful dogs, wowzer! We had not heard about Honey. Sometimes no words help.
    stella rose

  7. Oh that Black Russian is gorgeous!
    I have seen a really big dog in my hood and I am wondering if it could be this breed. Big dogs like to try and rain on me.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. Wow, I've never seen a dog like that either.

    I AM SO SAD to hear about Honey. What a great dog she was. I hope when my time comes to let my girl go I can do it with such grace.

  9. Sorry to hear about Honey.

    That is a new breed for us too.

  10. That doggy would take up my entire sofa

  11. OMD!! OMD!!! OMD!!!!! Ma is havin' a total cow!!!! It's like havin' her two favorite breeds in one!!! Old English Sheepdog and Airedale!!!!
    OMD!! Okays, good things that they are probably hard to find or Ma might thinks of givin' me a pal...and she knows I'm a total PRINCESS and demand ALL the attention!

    Oh, that is so sad abouts Honey.
    Rest in Peace sweet gurl.
    Ruby ♥

  12. Howdy mates. Wowza, mum thought she knew every breed but has never seen one of these before. Kinda puny compared to my brother ahahahaha.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
    P.S. We loved Honey too and will miss her dearly.

  13. We miss Honey. We r sad. Mommy said the big white doggie is cute, butt i had to remind her that Shelties r cuter.

  14. We hadn't heard of those breeds either. They're beautiful...especially the first one!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. Maybe those doggies are actually part horse?! They are so big, wow!

  16. It is a dog that looks like a horse! Cool!

    Sorry to hear about your friend Miss Honey.

    Lee and Phod

  17. O...M...D!!! That is one HUGE, pawsome horse-dog!! We can't stop looking at it!
    Wally & Sammy

  18. I think that dog could give pony rides to children! Wowzers! I don't think my dog dish would be big enough for his dinner!!!!

  19. That is one big doggie!
    We did hear the sad news about Honey :-(

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Reilly and Denny, we learn so much from you… Thank you …Peanut, Miss Anna Bella, Brady and Alex

  21. There's an old Polish guy in our park with a black one, he is very mean looking, and the guys says he is too and doesn't want any other dogs to come near him. Scary. Love Dolly

  22. That is one BIG dog!

    Sorry to hear about your furend... :(

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