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Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Chesapeake Bay Retriever or Belgian Sheepdog?
Name Black Russian Terrier Chesapeake Bay Retriever Belgian Sheepdog
OriginsRussia United States Belgium
Group Working Dogs Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank11643120
Reviews100
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Other Names Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake Groenendael, Chien De Berger Belge
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
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
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
Price $1800-$2500 $500-$600 $1200-$1400

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

Size Giant Large Large
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

Coat Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Waterproof Soft
Thick
Colors Gray
Black
Brown
Deadgrass
Light
Sedge
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Belgian Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers shed moderately.
Belgian Sheepdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

Temperament Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Happy
Dominant
Protective
Affectionate
Intelligent
Quiet
Active
Confident
Hard
Working
Stubborn
Intelligent
Alert
Friendly
Protective
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Chesapeake Bay Retriever's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Belgian Sheepdog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are quite easy to train.
Belgian Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a playful breed.
The Belgian Sheepdog is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Belgian Sheepdogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need for social interaction is average.
Belgian Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever barks occasionally.
High: The Belgian Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average defenders.
Belgian Sheepdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Belgian Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Belgian Sheepdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
Belgian Sheepdogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 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.
Belgian Sheepdogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
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.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Belgian Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Belgian Sheepdogs 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.
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 - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Belgian Sheepdogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Belgian Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Belgian Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Belgian Sheepdogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Belgian Sheepdogs 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
Yes
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
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Belgian Sheepdog 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 - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Belgian Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Urinary Stones
Bloat
Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hyperthyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-13 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Belgian Sheepdogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Belgian Sheepdogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Belgian Sheepdogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Belgian Sheepdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Belgian Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an average drooler.
The Belgian Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs Belgian Sheepdog

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 6-12 puppies 7-9 puppies 6-10 puppies

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