His appearance is very different from Terriers in general, as the Black Russian Terrier is closer to the Schnauzer family than the Terrier.
He is above average in size and has very massive muscles and bones. He is a strange mixture of Terrier and Schnauzer.
Between 66 and 72 cm (25.98 to 28.35 inches) for the male
Between 64 and 70 cm (25.20 to 27.56 inches) for the female
Between 45 and 68 kg (99.21 to 149.91 pounds) for the male
Between 36 and 59 kg (79.37 to 130.07 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat is solid black, or black with grey hair.
His coat's hair is hard, rough and very thick. His undercoat is well developed and also very thick.
His head is long with a marked stop. It is rather hairy with whiskers on the muzzle, apparent eyebrows, and a beard.
The small eyes of this big dog are dark and oval. His small ears set high are hanging and triangular in shape. His nose is black. His tail is cut short and set high.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 1 and is #327