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

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Gordon Setter. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Gordon Setter or Chesapeake Bay Retriever?
Name Black Russian Terrier Gordon Setter Chesapeake Bay Retriever
OriginsRussia Scotland United States
Group Working Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank11610443
Reviews110
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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 Gordon Castle Setters Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake
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 1878 as a Sporting 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the British and Irish Pointers and Setters section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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
Price $1800-$2500 $800-$1000 $500-$600

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Size Giant Large Large
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Coat Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Soft
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Waterproof
Colors Gray
Black
Tan
Red
Black
Brown
Deadgrass
Light
Sedge
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Gordon Setter requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Gordon Setters shed moderately.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Temperament Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Alert
Eager
Intelligent
Confident
Fearless
Loyal
Happy
Dominant
Protective
Affectionate
Intelligent
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Gordon Setter's has great intelligence.
Smart: Chesapeake Bay Retriever's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Gordon Setters are easy to train.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Gordon Setter is a highly playful breed.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Gordon Setters are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Gordon Setters need for social interaction is average.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Gordon Setter barks occasionally.
Average: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Gordon Setters are good watchdogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Gordon Setters are average defenders.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Gordon Setter has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever 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.
Gordon Setters have an 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Gordon Setter is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
Gordon Setters have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
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.
Gordon Setters are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Gordon Setters adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 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.
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 - Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Gordon Setters are average friendly towards strangers.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Gordon Setters are very kid-friendly dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Gordon Setters are average friendly towards cats.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Gordon Setters are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Gordon Setter is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Gordon Setters are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Gordon Setters are generally with other pets.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 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
Gordon Setters 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.
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.
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.
Yes
Gordon Setter breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed usually likes 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 Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Gordon Setter is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever 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
No set Bloat
Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Gordon Setters are high energy dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Gordon Setters need a lot of exercises.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Gordon Setters don't need too much sleep.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers 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 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Gordon Setter can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Gordon Setter has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Gordon Setter is an average drooler.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Gordon Setter vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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 6-8 puppies 7-9 puppies

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