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Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier" Compare Airedale Terrier and Bouvier des Flandres. Which is better: Airedale Terrier or Bouvier des Flandres or Black Russian Terrier?
Name Airedale Terrier Bouvier des Flandres Black Russian Terrier
OriginsEngland Belgium Russia
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank5585116
Reviews111
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Other Names Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
Price $600-$800 $1500-$2000 $1800-$2500

General Appearance - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Size Medium Large Giant
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Coat Wiry
Dense
Rough
Rough Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Colors Tan
Grizzle
Black
Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
Gray
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Black Russian Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Bouvier des Flandress are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Health Issues
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Urinary Stones
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Airedale Terrier vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Black Russian Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 7-9 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-12 puppies

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