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Breed Comparison: Poodle Versus Black Russian Terrier

Last updated on June 7th, 2022 at 01:14 am


Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier

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Poodle Versus Black Russian Terrier: Introduction

Are you thinking of getting a new pet dog, and you have narrowed down your choices to the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier? Well, you have come to the right place. Because in this article, we will provide you with a detailed comparison of these two dog breeds to help you decide which of the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier better suits you.

We will provide you a detailed discussion and comparison of dog attributes such as intelligence, price, general health, friendliness, etc, for both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier.

Furthermore, we will let you know which one of the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier is better suited for new dog owners, for owners with kids, for owners that live in apartments, for owners with dog allergies, etc.

Importantly, we did some analysis and calculation and we obtained a number that we call the Better-Pet Score™ for both the Poodle and for the Black Russian Terrier. The dog breed with the higher Better-Pet score is the `better` pet. We hope that these Better-Pet Scores will provide you with more insight into deciding which pet to get between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier.

Our only goal here is to help you make a well-thought-out decision on your next long-term companion, be it the Poodle or the Black Russian Terrier.

Note that there are 3 types of Poodles:

  • The Standard Poodle
  • The Miniature Poodle
  • The Toy Poodle


  • However, these 3 poodle `types` are basically the same. The only difference between them is size. Standard Poodles are big, toy poodles are small, and miniature poodles are medium-sized.

    Read more about the subtle differences between the standard poodle vs. miniature poodle here and the toy poodle versus miniature poodle here.

    In addition, we have articles on the detailed comparisons of the poodle to every other dog breed. Check out our articles on poodle versus other dog breeds here.

    Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier

    Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier: Overview

    A very important difference between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier is the size difference between the two dog breeds. The Poodle is a large-sized dog while the Black Russian Terrier is a giant-sized dog.

    Furthermore, the Poodle belongs to the Companion Dogs group. Companion Dogs were bred to be companions for humans. Their main goal in life is to be with people, and they will be very sad if left to themselves for long hours day after day.

    On the other hand, the Black Russian Terrier belongs to the Working Dogs group. Working Dogs were developed to assist humans in some capacity – including pulling sleds and carts, guarding flocks, guarding homes, and protecting their families. Breeds in the Working Group are known for their imposing stature, strength, intelligence, and fearless. Because of their size and strength, working dogs require a structured home life and firm, fair, consistent training by someone who can provide leadership without resorting to anger or physical force.

    Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier: Comparison Table

    The table below compares the Poodle to the Black Russian Terrier based on different important factors such as Price, Health, Kid-friendliness, etc.

    When a dog breed scores higher for a factor than the other dog breed, the box of the breed that scores higher is shaded green and the box of the breed that scores lower is shaded red. When there is no difference between the breeds for a particular factor then the box is shaded gray for both pets. Also, when the factor is not important in picking a pet, or when the factor cannot be compared between two pets, the box for the factor is shaded gray for both pets

    Most of the factors in the table for each dog breed are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5. “1” means “worst”, and “5” means “best”.

    However, some factors such as “Price”, “Average Lifespan”, etc. cannot be on a scale of 1 to 5, so they are not on a scale of 1 to 5 in the comparison table.

    Later in this article, we will further explain each factor as it applies to the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier

    FactorPoodleBlack Russian Terrier
    Tolerates Being Alone1/52/5
    Does NOT Shed5/53/5
    Does NOT Drool5/53/5
    Easy To Groom1/52/5
    Life Span12 to 15 years10 to 11 years
    General Health2/53/5
    Low Prey Drive4/54/5
    Does NOT Bark or Howl4/53/5
    Tolerates Cold Weather3/54/5
    Tendency NOT to Wander3/53/5
    Calmness/ Low Vigor3/51/5
    Weight
  • Standard Poodle: 38 to 70 pounds
  • Miniature Poodle: 10 and 20 pounds
  • Toy Poodle: 4.8 to 11.6 pounds
  • 80 to 140 pounds
    Easygoing2/52/5
    Tolerates Hot Weather4/53/5
    Dog Friendly4/52/5
    Friendly Toward Strangers4/52/5
    Potential NOT to Gain Weight2/53/5
    Does NOT chew on things2/52/5
    NOT Rambunctious2/53/5
    Minimal Exercise Needs2/52/5
    Adapts Well To Apartment Living5/53/5
    Good For Novice Owners5/52/5
    Affectionate With Family5/54/5
    Kid-Friendly5/55/5
    Easy To Train5/54/5
    Intelligence5/54/5
    Potential For Playfulness5/55/5
    Height
  • Standard Poodle: 24 to 27 inches
  • Miniature Poodle: 10 to 15 inches
  • Toy Poodle: less than 10 inches
  • 26 to 28 inches at the shoulder
    Average Lifespan13.5 years10.5 years
    Average Price
  • Standard Poodle: $1980
  • Miniature Poodle: $2500
  • Toy Poodle: $2760
  • $2830
    Price Range
  • Standard Poodle: $1400 – $2500
  • Miniature Poodle: $1500 – $3000
  • Toy Poodle: $1894 – $3500
  • $2500 – $3375
    Temperament Score87.2 percent93.9 percent
    Common Health Problems and Recommended Health Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test
  • Agouti DNA Test
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Dominant Black DNA Test
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy
  • Popularity out of 200 Dog Breeds6120
    *Data from AKC.org (The American Kennel Club),dogtime.com, OFA.org (The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), petcalculator.com, wikipedia.org, ATTS.org (The American Temperament Test Society)

    Next, we added the scores of the factors that can be added together for the Poodle in the table (that is, `Ease of Grooming` score + `General Health` score + `Calmness` score + …etc) and we compared it to the corresponding total score for the Black Russian Terrier. We call these total scores the Better-Pet Scores, as we mentioned earlier. We called this score the Better-Pet score because the better dog breed will have a higher score. This is because the pet will the higher score will have minimal needs and be easier to have as a pet.

    The Better-Pet score for the Poodle is 88 out of 125 while the Better-Pet score for the Black Russian Terrier is 74 out of 125.

    Based on their Better-Pet scores, the Poodle is a better pet than the Black Russian Terrier. So, you should get a Poodle!

    The Most Remarkable Differences Between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier

    Below is a list of where the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are most different:

  • Poodles are good for new dog owners. However, Black Russian Terriers are not the best dogs for new dog owners.
  • The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier

    The Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are very similar in certain aspects. Below is the list of where the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are most similar:

  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier do not like to be left alone.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier require a lot of grooming and are not very easy to groom.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier have the tendency to develop certain health problems.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier have a very low prey drive. This means they get along well with other pets.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are not very vocal. They have very low tendency to bark and howl.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are easily disturbed by noise in their environments. They are sensitive to human tone. They will understand the tone of your voice when you try to correct their behaviors with a firm tone.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier can tolerate hot weather.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier gain weight easily. You need to pay careful attention to what you feed them.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are prone to nip and chew at things.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier have very high energy levels. They need a lot of exercise time to release their high energy.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier require a lot of exercise. They are good for owners who like to exercise.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are very easy to train.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are highly intelligent.
  • Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are very playful.
  • Size (Weight and Height) of Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier

    Now, let us discuss the difference in size between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier.

    Poodles come in three main size categories. These three size categories are referred to as the three varieties of the poodle. Poodles of different varieties are basically the same except for their size differences. The poodle varieties based on size categorization are:

  • Standard Poodles: Standard Poodles are the biggest of the poodle varieties. Adult Standard Poodles are 24 inches to 27 inches tall and weigh between 38 pounds and 70 pounds. To learn more about Standard Poodle Growth, Weight, and Height, check out our article on Standard Poodle growth, weight and height.
  • Miniature Poodles: Miniature Poodles are mid-sized poodles. An adult miniature poodle grows to weigh between 10 and 20 pounds (4.5 kg to 9 kg) and stands between 10 to 15 inches tall (25.4 cm to 38.1 cm). To learn more about Miniature Poodle Growth, Weight and Height, check out our article on Miniature Poodle growth, weight and height.
  • Toy Poodles: The Toy Poodle is the smallest official member of the poodle club. Although there is a smaller poodle variety that is smaller than the toy poodle. This tiny poodle variety is called the micro/teacup poodle. However, this micro/teacup poodle size category is not recognized by the official poodle association, The Poodle Club of America. Adult toy poodles are no more than ten inches tall withers. In weight, a toy poodle will grow to be about 4.8 to 11.6 pounds in weight. To learn more about Toy Poodle Growth, Weight and Height, check out our article on Toy Poodle growth, weight and height.
  • There is another variety of poodle that is not recognized in the USA but is recognized in Europe. This poodle size variety is called the Moyen Poodle. In size, the Moyen Poodle is smaller than the Standard poodle but bigger than the miniature poodle.

    See below the figure that compares the different poodle sizes:

    Poodle Sizes

    On the other hand, Black Russian Terriers weigh 80 to 140 pounds when fully grown. Black Russian Terriers are 26 to 28 inches at the shoulder when fully grown.

    Temperament of the Black Russian Terrier Versus the Poodle

    The Black Russian Terrier has a better temperament than the Poodle.

    This is because the temperament score for the Black Russian Terrier is 93.9 percent while the temperament score for the Poodle is 87.2 percent, according to the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS).

    The American Temperament Test Society (ATTS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fair and objective evaluations of the temperaments of dog breeds.

    Dog breeds with low temperament scores tend to show unprovoked aggression, they easily panic without quickly recovering from the panic, and they tend to avoid people. However, dog breeds with high temperament scores are not aggressive and are not shy. Also, these dogs are generally friendly and are protective of their owners.

    The average temperament score across all dog breeds (over 250 breeds) is 83.7 percent.

    With its temperament score of 87.2 percent, the Poodle has an above-average temperament compared to other dog breeds.

    With its temperament score of 93.9 percent, the Black Russian Terrier has an above-average temperament compared to other dog breeds.

    The ATTS obtained the temperament scores of the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier by measuring the temperaments of 266 Poodles and 164 Black Russian Terriers.

    Price of Poodle versus Price of Black Russian Terrier

    The average price of the Standard Poodle puppy is $1980. The price of the Standard Poodle typically ranges from $1400 – $2500. However, the price of a Standard Poodle can be as low as $200 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 2524 Standard Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
    The average price of the Miniature Poodle puppy is $2500. The price of the Miniature Poodle typically ranges from $1500 – $3000. However, the price of a Miniature Poodle can be as low as $350 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 1190 Miniature Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
    The average price of the Toy Poodle puppy is $2760. The price of the Toy Poodle typically ranges from $1894 – $3500. However, the price of a Toy Poodle can be as low as $450 and as high as $9835. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 872 Toy Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.

    To know about standard poodle prices and standard poodle buying advice, check out our article on standard poodle cost.

    To know about miniature poodle prices, check out this article on miniature poodle price.

    To learn more about toy poodle price and for toy poodle buying advice, check out this article on toy poodle price.

    The average price of the Black Russian Terrier puppy is $2830. The price of the Black Russian Terrier typically ranges from $2500 – $3375. However, the price of a Black Russian Terrier can be as low as $250 and as high as $4500. We obtained this price information by collecting and reviewing the prices of 30 Black Russian Terrier puppies listed for sale from various sources.

    The Black Russian Terrier is more expensive than the Poodle.

    Poodle Black Russian Terrier
    Average Price $2260 $2830
    Price Range $1500 to $2800 $2500 to $3375

    The charts below show the price distribution for the Poodle and Black Russian Terrier. For different price points, the charts show how many Poodle puppies or how many Black Russian Terrier puppies are listed for sale at those price points.

    A breakdown of the prices of Poodles. The typical price range is shaded Green.

    A breakdown of the prices of Poodles. The typical price range is shaded Green.

    A breakdown of the prices of Black Russian Terriers

    A breakdown of the prices of Black Russian Terriers

    Note that a lot of factors determine how much you can expect to pay for the Poodle puppy or the Black Russian Terrier puppy. This includes if health screening tests have been performed on the puppy, if the puppy is from a famous pedigree, the US State where the puppy is bred, etc.

    Nevertheless, when looking from a puppy, look at buying a puppy only from well-established breeders that breed puppies primarily for the love of dogs, and secondarily for profit. Do not buy a puppy from one of those puppy mills that mass-produce puppies in bad living conditions for maximum profit.

    You may also consider adopting a dog instead of buying a dog.

    Adopting the Poodle versus Adopting the Black Russian Terrier

    You may consider adopting a dog instead of buying a puppy. Many Poodles and many Black Russian Terriers are currently available for adoption.

    These adorable and cute dogs are waiting in dog shelters hoping that someday someone will rescue them. Furthermore, adoption costs are lesser than the cost of a new puppy. Dog adoption costs are usually around $300. In addition to your local dog shelter, a good place online to see dogs that are available for adoption is petfinder.com.

    Below is an adorable Male Poodle named Cooper that is currently available for adoption on Petfinder.com. You can find other lovely adoptable Poodles like Cooper on pefinder.com.

    Also, like Poodles, Black Russian Terriers are also available for adoption. For example, Jet is a Male Black Russian Terrier that is currently available for adoption on petfinder.com. You can find more Black Russian Terriers like Jet that are up for adoption on petfinder.com.

    The Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier can both be adopted. Images from petfinder.com

    Bloom is the name of another Poodle (Male) on petfinder.com that is looking for a new home.

    You can find more Poodles and Black Russian Terriers that are available for adoption on petfinder.

    The Popularity of Poodle versus Popularity of Black Russian Terrier

    Every year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) publishes information on how popular a dog breed is in that particular year. The AKC gets the popularity information of a breed from how many dogs of that breed the owners register with the AKC every year. The AKC collects this data for about 200 dog breeds. The AKC collects this data for purebred dogs only(no mixed or hybrid dogs).

    The graphs and the table below show the popularity of the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier over the years.

    Based on the AKC popularity data over the years, the Poodle is more popular with dog owners than the Black Russian Terrier. This is because, over the years, the average popularity of the Poodle is 6 out of about 200 dog breeds while the average popularity of the Black Russian Terrier is 120 out of about 200 dog breeds.

    Popularity of Poodle

    Popularity of Poodle

    Popularity of Black Russian Terrier

    Popularity of Black Russian Terrier

    Year Standard Poodle Popularity Rank Black Russian Terrier Popularity Rank
    2013 8 118
    2014 7 127
    2015 8 116
    2016 7 119
    2017 7 116
    2018 7 118
    2019 6 114
    2020 6 126
    2021 5 127

    Health Problems of Poodle versus Health Problems of Black Russian Terrier

    Every dog breed has its own set of health problems that it has a tendency to develop. There is nothing like a perfect dog breed.

    Both the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier are prone to certain genetic health conditions. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is the organization that keeps track of health problems in dogs. Based on the extensive records that the OFA keeps, the OFA knows what health problems each dog breed is naturally prone to develop. Hence, the OFA recommends which health screening that breeders should perform on a dog breed to make sure that the breeders won`t breed `defective` dog parents that can pass down defective genes to their puppy offspring.

    The more health problems a dog breed is prone to develop, the more health tests the OFA will recommend for that dog breed.

    Based on our review of OFA records, we found that the Black Russian Terrier is prone to more genetic health problems than the Poodle.

    This is because the OFA recommends more screening health tests for the Black Russian Terrier than for the Poodle.

    4 health tests are recommended for Poodle while 7 tests are recommended for the Black Russian Terrier.

    Below is a detailed discussion of health problems in Poodles and in Black Russian Terriers.

    Poodle Health Problems

    Poodles are genetically prone to certain health problems. However, breeders can reduce the chances of producing Poodle puppies with genetic defects by making sure that a puppy`s parents are free from genetic health problems before allowing the parent to make puppies.

    The OFA provides breeders recommendations on which genetic diseases that breeders should screen their dog parents and puppies for.

    If you want a Poodle puppy that will grow up to be healthy, make sure that your Poodle breeder screens your puppy or your puppy`s parents for the health problems that the OFA recommends for your puppy`s breed. This will increase the chances that your puppy is free from genetic defects.

    The following are the health tests that Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) recommends that breeders should screen Poodles for:

  • Eye Examination
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

  • You can find out more about OFA`s recommended tests for Poodles here.

    Black Russian Terrier Health Problems

    Black Russian Terriers are genetically prone to certain health problems. However, breeders can reduce the chances of producing Black Russian Terrier puppies with genetic defects by making sure that a puppy`s parents are free from genetic health problems before allowing the parent to make puppies.

    The OFA provides breeders recommendations on which genetic diseases that breeders should screen their dog parents and puppies for.

    If you want a Black Russian Terrier puppy that will grow up to be healthy, make sure that your Black Russian Terrier breeder screens your puppy or your puppy`s parents for the health problems that the OFA recommends for your puppy`s breed. This will increase the chances that your puppy is free from genetic defects.

    The following are the health tests that Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) recommends that breeders should screen Black Russian Terriers for:

  • Agouti DNA Test
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Dominant Black DNA Test
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy

  • You can find out more about OFA`s recommended tests for Black Russian Terriers here.

    More Discussions on Health Problems in Poodles and Black Russian Terriers

    Based on our analysis of data from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, of all known genetic health problems in dogs, the health problem that is most commonly seen in the Poodle Breed is Basic Cardiac problems.

    This is because the Poodle ranks 1 out of 16 dog breeds for Basic Cardiac problems. In fact, in a health test conducted on 270 Poodles, 2 of them had Basic Cardiac problems.

    The genetic diseases that were found to commonly occur in Poodles, and how common these diseases are in Poodles relative to other dog breeds, are given below:

  • Basic Cardiac problems: Rank 1 out of 16 Dog Breeds
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy W/Seizures problems: Rank 1 out of 1 Dog Breeds
  • Sebaceous Adenitis problems: Rank 1 out of 2 Dog Breeds
  • Chondrodystrophy (Cddy) problems: Rank 3 out of 5 Dog Breeds
  • Rcd4 Progressive Retinal Atrophy problems: Rank 4 out of 8 Dog Breeds
  • Von Willebrands problems: Rank 7 out of 15 Dog Breeds
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes problems: Rank 11 out of 40 Dog Breeds
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy problems: Rank 14 out of 32 Dog Breeds
  • Dentition Database problems: Rank 21 out of 49 Dog Breeds
  • Advanced Cardiac problems: Rank 49 out of 71 Dog Breeds
  • Degenerative Myelopathy problems: Rank 57 out of 70 Dog Breeds
  • Patella problems: Rank 61 out of 145 Dog Breeds
  • Congenital Cardiac problems: Rank 73 out of 159 Dog Breeds
  • Thyroid problems: Rank 84 out of 115 Dog Breeds
  • Elbow problems: Rank 88 out of 144 Dog Breeds
  • Hips problems: Rank 100 out of 198 Dog Breeds
  • Eyes problems: Rank 127 out of 182 Dog Breeds
  • Based on our analysis of data from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, of all known genetic health problems in dogs, the health problem that is most commonly seen in the Black Russian Terrier Breed is Hyperuricosuria problems.

    This is because the Black Russian Terrier ranks 2 out of 11 dog breeds for Hyperuricosuria problems. In fact, in a health test conducted on 219 Black Russian Terriers, 3 of them had Hyperuricosuria problems.

    The genetic diseases that were found to commonly occur in Black Russian Terriers, and how common these diseases are in Black Russian Terriers relative to other dog breeds, are given below:

  • Hyperuricosuria problems: Rank 2 out of 11 Dog Breeds
  • Elbow problems: Rank 10 out of 144 Dog Breeds
  • Hips problems: Rank 10 out of 198 Dog Breeds
  • Eyes problems: Rank 33 out of 182 Dog Breeds
  • Dentition Database problems: Rank 43 out of 49 Dog Breeds
  • Thyroid problems: Rank 86 out of 115 Dog Breeds
  • Patella problems: Rank 96 out of 145 Dog Breeds

  • The table below lists the common health problems in Poodle and in Black Russian Terrier and the rank (prevalence), compared to other dogs, of these health problems in the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier:

    Disease Poodle Rank Black Russian Terrier Rank
    Basic Cardiac problems 1 out of 16 dog breeds Not Common
    Neonatal Encephalopathy W/Seizures problems 1 out of 1 dog breeds Not Common
    Sebaceous Adenitis problems 1 out of 2 dog breeds Not Common
    Chondrodystrophy (Cddy) problems 3 out of 5 dog breeds Not Common
    Rcd4 Progressive Retinal Atrophy problems 4 out of 8 dog breeds Not Common
    Von Willebrands problems 7 out of 15 dog breeds Not Common
    Legg-Calve-Perthes problems 11 out of 40 dog breeds Not Common
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy problems 14 out of 32 dog breeds Not Common
    Dentition Database problems 21 out of 49 dog breeds 43 out of 49 dog breeds
    Advanced Cardiac problems 49 out of 71 dog breeds Not Common
    Degenerative Myelopathy problems 57 out of 70 dog breeds Not Common
    Patella problems 61 out of 145 dog breeds 96 out of 145 dog breeds
    Congenital Cardiac problems 73 out of 159 dog breeds Not Common
    Thyroid problems 84 out of 115 dog breeds 86 out of 115 dog breeds
    Elbow problems 88 out of 144 dog breeds 10 out of 144 dog breeds
    Hips problems 100 out of 198 dog breeds 10 out of 198 dog breeds
    Eyes problems 127 out of 182 dog breeds 33 out of 182 dog breeds
    Hyperuricosuria problems Not Common 2 out of 11 dog breeds

    *To learn more about each of these diseases, go to OFA.org and search for the disease.

    Again, most of these health problems can be prevented through health screening. Responsible breeders screen male and female dog parents for genetic problems. These breeders will only breed dogs that are free of genetic defects. That way, there is little or no chance that their puppies will grow up to have genetic health problems. Always ask a breeder for the list of health tests the breeder screens their dogs for before buying a puppy from such a breeder.

    Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier

    Poodles do not like to be left alone.

    Poodles, by nature, are companion dogs. They like and thrive on human companionship more than most dog breeds. Poodles do not like to be left alone. Leaving a poodle alone for more than 4 hours day after day will cause separation anxiety and isolation distress in a poodle. If you plan to get a poodle, make sure you can be around your poodle most of the time, or arrange for a dog walker.

    See our article on how long you can leave a poodle alone.

    Black Russian Terriers do not like to be left alone.

    Do Poodles shed more than Black Russian Terriers?

    Poodles do not shed a lot. They are good for people with dog allergies.

    Although all dogs shed, and poodles are no different in this regard. But poodles shed less than many other breeds of dogs. However, if you own a poodle, you will not have the problem of having balls of dog hair on your couch and over your house. This is because the curly coat of the poodle traps the hair and other things that the poodle sheds. Therefore, people that are allergic to dogs tend to tolerate poodles better.

    Check out our articles to learn more on why poodles do not shed, and on standard poodle shedding, and on shedding in toy poodles

    Black Russian Terriers shed moderately.

    Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.

    To learn more about how to properly groom a poodle, check out our article on how to groom a poodle.

    Learn more on how to take care of a poodle here.

    Black Russian Terriers require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.

    Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles get along very well with other dogs.

    Poodles get along very well with other dogs. Poodles are very friendly. However, it is up to the other dog to reciprocate the friendliness. Some dog breeds are just unfriendly and aggressive.

    Read this article to learn about the dog breeds that get along well with poodle and the dog breeds that do not along with poodles.

    Black Russian Terriers do not get along well with other dogs.

    Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Black Russian Terriers?

    Poodles are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.

    Poodles make a good addition to a family. They love kids and kids love them.

    Learn about standard poodles as family dogs here, and about how family-friendly are toy poodles here..

    Black Russian Terriers are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.

    Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles are very easy to train.

    Poodles are easy to train because they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. However, it is important that you begin training a poodle to make the most out of their natural intelligence. Moreover, training your Poodle should be based on positive reinforcement and repetition. Be sure to give your Poodle praise when he obeys a command and ignores your poodle`s bad behavior.

    To learn more, check out our article on how to train a poodle.

    Black Russian Terriers are very easy to train.

    Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Black Russian Terrier

    Poodles do have a very low tendency to drool.

    Black Russian Terriers drool moderately.

    How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Black Russian Terriers?

    Poodles get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.

    Black Russian Terriers get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.

    Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.

    Black Russian Terriers have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.

    Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Black Russian Terriers?

    Poodles are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.

    Black Russian Terriers bark and howl, but not very much.

    Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Black Russian Terriers Tolerate Cold Weather?

    Poodles can moderately tolerate cold weather.

    Black Russian Terriers can very well tolerate cold weather.

    Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Black Russian Terrier

    Poodles have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.

    Black Russian Terriers have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.

    Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Black Russian Terriers Tolerate Hot Weather?

    Poodles can tolerate hot weather.

    Black Russian Terriers can tolerate hot weather as long as the weather is not too hot.

    Is the Poodle Better for Apartment Owners than the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles adapt very well to apartment living.

    Black Russian Terriers adapt moderately well to apartment living.

    Which is Better for New Dog Owners, the Poodle or the Black Russian Terrier?

    Poodles are very good for new dog owners.

    Black Russian Terriers are not the best dogs for new dog owners.

    Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds

    You may also be interested in how the poodle compares to other breeds aside from the Black Russian Terrier. So, see below the links to the comparison of the poodle to other breeds:

    poodle versus Chesapeake Bay Retriever     poodle versus Whoodle     poodle versus Morkie     poodle versus Anatolian Shepherd Dog     poodle versus Curly-Coated Retriever     poodle versus German Wirehaired Pointer     poodle versus Cavachon     poodle versus Maltipoo     poodle versus Yorkipoo     poodle versus Skye Terrier     

    Conclusion: Poodle versus Black Russian Terrier. Which One is a Better Pet?

    In summary, there is nothing like a better dog breed or a worse dog breed. The important question to ask is which dog breed better matches your interests and lifestyle. We hope our discussion above will help you in deciding which dog breed between the Poodle and the Black Russian Terrier better suits you and your family.