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

"Find similarities and differences between Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier" Compare Bouvier des Flandres and Kerry Blue Terrier. Which is better: Bouvier des Flandres or Kerry Blue Terrier or Black Russian Terrier?
Name Bouvier des Flandres Kerry Blue Terrier Black Russian Terrier
OriginsBelgium Ireland Russia
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank85129116
Reviews121
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Other Names Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond Kerry, Irish Blue Terrier 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 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1922 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers 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
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
No set 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 $1500-$2000 $500-$600 $1800-$2500

General Appearance - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier

Size Large Medium Giant
Weight Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) 33-40 pounds (15-18 kg) 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 36.5 pounds (16.5 kg) 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (46 cm) Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier

Coat Rough Curly Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Colors Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
Silver
Blue
Gray
Black
Gray
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
Kerry Blue Terriers shed none to minimal.
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier

Temperament Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Affectionate
Gentle
Spirited
Intelligent
Alert
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
Smart: Kerry Blue Terrier's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
Kerry Blue Terriers are easy to train.
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a playful breed.
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Kerry Blue 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.
Affection Level
Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Kerry Blue Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
Kerry Blue Terriers are a social breed.
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bouvier des Flandress have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher 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
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
Kerry Blue Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Kerry Blue 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.
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
Bouvier des Flandress are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are very 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
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kerry Blue Terriers 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
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Kerry Blue 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.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kerry Blue Terrier 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
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Kerry Blue Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Kerry Blue Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bouvier des Flandress are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Kerry Blue Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 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
Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Kerry Blue Terrier 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 - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Black Russian Terrier

Health Issues
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Kerry Blue Terrier 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 Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
No set Allergies
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Urinary Stones
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Kerry Blue Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Kerry Blue Terriers 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 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1 to 2 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kerry Blue Terrier 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 Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Bouvier des Flandres vs Kerry Blue Terrier 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 5-10 puppies 4-8 puppies 6-12 puppies

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