7 Dog Breeds That Originated in Russia

This friendly sledding reindeer herder lightens moods with its trademark smile.


Utilized for centuries to guard livestock against bears and wolves in mountain regions.  

 Caucasian Shepherd Dog   

This energetic, pack oriented working dog pulls sleds over snowy terrain.  

Siberian Husky

Originally serving as Russian army rescue and security dogs, Black Russian Terriers make loyal pets too.   

Black Russian Terrier  

With regal elegance and gusto chasing game, Borzois enriched Russian aristocratic hunts.


Bred solely as companion lapdogs to entertain Russian nobility in the 18th century.  


Diminutive darting Russian Toys kept elite St. Petersburgans company in modest city apartments.

Russian Toy  

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