Paladin Black Russian Terriers

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Getting any dog is an important decision. 


How many times have you spontaneously, or emotionally purchased something, and it sits in a closet unworn, or used only rarely? Don't we usually feel a little silly about ourselves?

Puppies are so ADORABLE! It is especially easy to want, gift, or buy a puppy. They need us so much, Puppies touch our heartstrings. They often fill a desire for closeness, or help us through a situation or emotion. 

Live things cannot live in a closet, or a kennel day in and day out. Paladin believes this breed cannot even be kept solely in the backyard.  We keep our Black Russian Terriers very close by, They crave it, and need it to be balanced. 

Raising a good dog is HARD WORK. With proper nurturing, training, discipline and time spent working with a Paladin puppy, the closer the connection to you. It is vastly rewarding.  Can you get up every time the puppy misbehaves and make an immediate correction? Are you able to attentively guide his actions? 

A Paladin BRT will be a big dog. Especially the males can reach 140 pounds. This is a very physical breed.  They are smart, quick to learn good or bad, figure things out, and agile. Can you teach your puppy that you are the leader?  Are you able to introduce the puppl to every situation you can think of? Teach him that if you think a person is ok...the dog must defer to your judgement?  He will want to guard you, and your home with vigor. You must be able to handle this dog if he decides he must charge. 

We encourage you to read as many articles as you can. Having had experience with many breeds, we  believe this breed is special and different from most others. Knowing the subtleties, personality and nature of any breed is definitely important.  It will be even more important for you to watch and figure out what your dog will do before he does it. Only a close and attentive relationship from both sides will develop that level of team work. 

Please, we urge you to make honest evaluations of your life, way of living, energy, family, and experience with guardian or working dog types, and if a BRT is for you, contact us!