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Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Giant Schnauzer. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Giant Schnauzer or Rottweiler?
Name Black Russian Terrier Giant Schnauzer Rottweiler
OriginsRussia Germany Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank116808
Reviews136
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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 Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Rottie, Rott
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 1930 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
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
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
Price $1800-$2500 $1000-$1500 $1200-$2000

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

Size Giant Giant Large
Giant
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

Coat Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Wiry Dense
Colors Gray
Black
Pepper
Salt
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.
Rottweilers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

Temperament Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Dominant
Kind
Powerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an 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 Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers 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
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Giant Schnauzers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rottweilers 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Giant Schnauzer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler 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
Cancer
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 8-11 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Giant Schnauzer vs Rottweiler

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 5-8 puppies 8-12 puppies

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