Black Rheign Russian Black Terriers, is a very small Boutique Home Based Kennel, situated in the South Eastern Part of Melbourne, Australia.

Our Dogs are part of the Family & their Days are spent with us, laying around on Persian Carpets rather than cold Concrete Cages and alone! 
The Black Rheign Kennel was established in August 2014.

(NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE AMERICAN "BLACK REIGN" Black Russian Kennel WHO HAVE TAKEN OUR NAME FOR THEMSLEVES EVEN AFTER REPEATED REQUESTS TO CEASE AND DESIST - REPORTED TO THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB)

Our motto, is to breed very Healthy, Beautiful, True to Type Russian Black Terriers, partnered with very sound temperaments. All Puppies are Temperament Tested before going to their New Homes and are hand picked by us to suit the families needs and requirements.

We are Proudly the very first Veterinary Genetic Assurance Accredited Breeder of Russian Black Terriers In Australia! Orivet Accreditation.
We are also Proudly the first Breeders to extensively Health Test all our Breeding/Show Dogs in Australia. We also Proudly Disclose all Health Tests. ALL Breeders With Positive Health Tests Always Disclose as its a Point of Pride! There Should Be No Secrecy and there is NO EXCUSE In THE WORLD GOOD ENOUGH not to Health Test! NONE!


We strive to breed the very best, for Health, Type, Breathtakingly CORRECT Movement & Temperament. Always ensuring the ANKC & FCI Integrity of the Breed Standard is at the highest level ensuring that the BALANCE, BONE, SUBSTANCE & LARGE SIZE is maintained at all times!

​Russian Black Terriers were not bred to be a Dog of Small Stature

Due to the Lack of Diversity in the Breed in Australia and lack of Health Testing we are amassing a large Fully Health Tested Bank of Imported Semen Collection for future use for Black Rheign Only and their Females Under Breeders Terms, once they are of age and if and when they pass all their Health Tests.

Black Rheign's Stance on Health Testing is this, as an Ethical Breeder you have a duty of care to your Puppy Buyers to Health Test both Sire & Dam before beginning a Breeding Program. In my honest opinion, there is absolutely NO EXCUSE given the Technology available, NOT to HEALTH TEST!

ALL BRT'S USED IN A BREEDING PROGRAM SHOULD ALWAYS BE TESTED FOR

JLPP (FATAL) - JUVENILE LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS & POLYNEUROPATHY - a neurological disorder affecting the ability to Swallow Food, Breathe and evatually Walk.

HU - HYPERURICOSURIA - a disorder resulting in excessively high amounts or Uric Acid in the dogs urine potentially resulting in Kidney & Bladder stones as well as Cystitis.

HD - HIP DYSPLASIA - An abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

ED - ELBOW DYSPLASIA - A condition caused by the abnormal growth of cells, tissue and bone. It may result in malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint resulting in lamness and painful arthritis of the joints.

DO NOT accept the excuse that a Breeder has "Never Had It In Their Lines". Breeders breeding blindly and without Health Testing are potentially breeding problems for their Puppies and their Puppy Owners. I know, for example that a JLPP Litter was bred in Australia. Sadly I witnessed the suffering the Puppy endured prior to it being euthanised. It was distressing for me to watch this Puppy suffer!

 More and more BRT's are being reported as suffering from Auto Immune Disorders, Addisons Disease, Entropian, Epilepsy, Severe HD & ED and HU.

The BRTCA the Black Russian Terrier Club of America has this current information on HU - PLEASE familarise yourself with this condition and take the time to read the information on this Website!

Ethical Breeders will only breed

Clear to Clear or Clear to Carrier

If a Breeder is Breeding Carrier to Carrier or Affected to Carrier you really need to ask them why? I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to have a full health picture of the Parents of any Puppy you are considering purchasing. HU is still considered a problem within the BRT Breed and can cause catastophic damage to the kidneys of Affected Dogs furthermore HU can cause serious and sometimes Life-Threatening Symptoms which may hugely impact the quality of life of the dog and potentially shorten their lifespan. I URGE you to please spend a few minutes reading the link to the Study at UC Davis below.

http://www.brtca.org/uric-acid-stones.html

http://www.brtca.org/juvenile-laryngeal-paralysis-and-polyneurpathy.html

 

Reputable breeders will ensure that their dogs and puppies are free of issues that Black Russian Terrier can face so be sure to ask for proof that testing has been done for the potential health problems listed on this Website! ALL ETHICAL breeders will do whatever tests are available to them to ensure they are breeding healthy, quality animals. It needs to be said that ALL ETHICAL breeders will diclose the Results of their Dogs Health Tests as there is no need to hide results.


Contact Details


Joanna Starling

0431 121-939

Po Box 105

Vermont Victoria 3133

Email: [email protected]

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