Our puppy 'Danika'
Our puppy "Danika"

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I hope everyone who visits enjoys the site and finds something interesting and/or informative.

Thank you for visiting!!

Darrell & Jeanne Ryatt
 DeSagres Black Russian Terriers

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  K.C. Sauer
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Vlad is now 2 years old. He is the most exceptional dog that we have ever had. He is a very healthy, well adjusted, and highly socialized Black Russian Terrier that is a star whereever he goes. His structure is phenomenal. His coat is silky and touseled. His temerament is beyond reproach. There are no words for how wonderful he is with small children, adult friends, and family members that are visiting our home. On the street, he is aloof with most, and seems to always know immediately who is a crazy dog person by wagging his tail as they approach us.  Vlad's discerning protective instinct is something that still amazes me. He knows who is a threat, and who is not. We have had instances where I have been in danger, and Vlad has saved me from being harmed by intruders at our property. I am forever grateful to Jeanne and Darrell for making such a high quality protection dog.  I will never, ever be without a Black Russian Terrier. He is the best dog I've ever had and I am looking forward to many more years of him being part of our family.  Thank you Jeanne and Darrell.  We cannot thank you enough for the role you have played in our lives by choosing us for Vlad.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Awesome web site about your BRT I feel this might be right breed for me.   
  John Pinner
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I had put in an application for a rescue BRT.  My show and competition obedience male rottie died at age 6 1/2. I was ready for another dog.   I have a rescue female rottie.  However, the breeder of my dog died.  The co-breeder of that litter took in her personal dog. That breeder usually has 6 to 8 rotties.  She asked me to take that fabulous dog.  He is a retired Ch. and obedience HIT dog.  I am still very interested in a BRT as my new male rottie just turned 8.  I know I won't have him for a long time.   So, I'm thinking ahead.   BTW, I met my wife in Colorado.   I also went to College in Colorado. 
  Doris Glidewell
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Hi, I just visited your site. I was reading up on  BRT and beleive I might apply for one. Seems like it would fit well with our family. Thank you again for your site it's very informative . Doris Glidewell
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I now have a BRT from DeSagres that is 1 yrs old.  She is the best dog I have ever run into.   Jeannie knows every in and out of breeding the best that there is.  She tests her thouroghly.  Temperment, hips eyes DNA. I would never go any where else.
  Jodi Asarch
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Audi is now 11 months old and an awesome dog.  He is gentle, loving and extremely social.  He is my son's dog and he actually uses him as a pillow sometimes. My seven year old daughter plays tag and tug of war with him constantly.  He plays with two other puppies in the neighborhood almost every day.  He is truely a special and wonderful dog.  When we are walking him almost everyone we come across can't get over what a pretty dog he is and how social.  He has been a wonderful addition to our family.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Jeanne. I just want to say thank you for allowing Danika and I to have a bond and be able to give me the gift of life again. She is such an amazing girl and so well rounded. You and her have been such inspirations in my life and given me hope. Much love and respect,Amy H.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hi Everyone,
Things have been very busy with house and dust mite cleaning. Allergies, we are all healthy.
My settlement in the personal injury isn't going to be very big, it will increase my income, no new dwelling place for ILLYA and I.
A good friend has stepped in, ILLYA and I visit her. ILLYA loves the water troughs.
She has offered us a corner of her property for a modular home, and she will help fence that corner. Both of us are not sure what we have to do to accomplish this task, but the two of us are going to be kept very busy.
ILLYA is doing well, we still see Joey every week. and the staff of doggy day care is helping train ILLYA. They love him you can see it and their help is showing.
ILLYA's main problem is a bad case of puppy hood, narcissim, and everyone spoils him especially his person.
Have found some pictures and I keep losing them. Now I have clean, sorting and start packing.
I'll keep you posted. Rosa
  Jon Peterson
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
 Your site is a great and provides a generous amount of information about the BRT breed.  About two years ago I had to put my 11 year old Dobie down due to cancer; it had to be one of the hardest things I've had to do.  The house just isn't the same without him, like there is a big void that cannot be filled.  We still have our 10 year old English Bull Dog, a real sweetheart, but she just cannot take the place of Buckey that protected our home and let us know if we forgot to put his food on time or if I didn't hear my beeper when I was sleeping.  He always knew the right thing to do, even to allow the therapest in when I had my knees replaced and I couldn't get out of the bed to answer the door.  The BRT sounds like an advanced version of the Dobie, they don't shed, they are intelligent and good protecters. We are moving to AZ on July 20, 2012, and will be building a new home on our land in the Verde Valley. We are definately interested in adding a BRT male puppy to our home once we get settled in AZ.
  Naomi Radunovic
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wonderful site with great information! We took about 6mths of visiting friends and 'shopping' to find the perfect breed for us! I loved the New Found Land, but dont like their droppy sad eyes, so when i first saw the BRT, i was in LOVE! Lena was 4 months when we drove 8hrs to Serbia to pick her up! Now, 1.5yrs, she is huge! Our entire Neighborhood loves her! All the children ask where her eyes are and if they can ride her!
Wonderful breed!
  Elad Lending
Thursday, March 8, 2012
 Yours is a very nice website!  Boca is our wonderful BRT (female) 7.5 month old.  Writing to you from Kibbutz Yahel, Israel!
  T. Grable
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Love the breed.  Appreciate the effort you put forth in the preservation of the breed's strength temperment, health, and on-going attention to standards.  All these qualities make for a wonderful companion and pontential for show.

Look forward to my initial ownership of a BRT, after having raised a number of other large/giant breed dogs.
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zander is so excited for his sister Danika!  He can't wait to be an uncle!  And we can't wait to visit the puppies!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Hi Jeanne,

Visiting you all last Saturday was great!  What well-behaved dogs and puppies.  I cannot believe all 9 five-week old puppies were able to sit still for so long.  None tried to squirm away from any of us no matter how long they sat on our lap.  They just kept giving and taking the love!  What great temperaments already.  I have never known a pup this young to be so patient and ready to give love.  Each pup appeared strong and well proportioned, even at their young age.  Each seemed very smart as they figured ways to get what they wanted.  Such as going to the second food dish when the first was surrounded or four-wheeling over all those at the food dish, so they could approach the middle of the dish from above (I guess that one should be an "Air Force" dog. LOL)

It is hard to believe the exceptional qualtiy of this litter.  Thanks so much for breeding to get them.  We can hardly wait to get our puppies.

Also, thank you for allowing us to visit and help with their first bath experience!  It was great. I loved doing the photography, but am envious that Keith got to hold everyone! ;^)

Of further note is that ChaCha is such a doting mom!  She even checked on each pup during their bath and while being dried.  During the drying, she ensured their ears were clean and dry!  She then followed the pups to the pen.  At first, though, I was a little curious (not really nervous) about how she would behave if we held the pups.  There was no reason to fear, be nervous or even be curious.  ChaCha was extremely well-mannered.  While she was ever the mom, she did not give us any reason to think that she disliked us holding her puppies, even though she had only met us once before.  She does like to be loved on too!  We loved petting her as she was so soft and snuggly!

Thanks again and continue doing your great work!  It is very easy to see how knowledgeable you are as well as how much you love each and every "kid" and "grandkid"!

Of a final note in this message, I was also impressed with how little the puppies, whimpered, cried, barked or otherwise spoke.  Even though it was their first bath, they didn't even make noises during the bath or the towel drying.  Simply amazing!  YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!

  Antonio Perez-Solis
Monday, February 14, 2011
My best regards and best wishes for you all, BRT are trully a magnificent breed!! I will love to have one of them, they are simply gorgeous dogs, something I have been dreaming about for a long time...

thanks very much for receiving my application, hoping to hear from you in the near future...

love and affection
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
What a gorgeous breed!!  I have a giant schnauzer and now i know what my next dog will look like! Any breeders in Ohio? 
Friday, November 26, 2010
Hi there, what a lovely website you have. I enjoyed browsing through it. I am a BRT lover from Cape Town, South Africa! 
  Shandor-Lesco vom Don
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Bin auf leisen Russenpfoten durch diese schöne Website geschlichen und möchte nicht gehen ohne einen Pfotenabdruck zu hinterlassen.

Liebe Grüße
Shandor Lesco vom Don
  Rosa Westnedge
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hello, I am enjoying the sight, I have been researching the breed which I stumbled on by accident. While I was in the hospital recovering from being hit by a mini-van at a high rate of speed, therapist and the handlers of therapy dogs suggested I might benefit from having a service dog to help me with m mobility. When I start walking I encounter a lot of difficult with healthy people who like to knock me over, or run me over. There were certian thing that I need in a dog BRT's seem to have everything I need, some local trainers do not like this breed. I researched their prefered breeds, they did not meet my needs. The BRT does, so I found a trainer who not likes the breed, she has one, you are one of the two she recommended. I have an excellent Vet who feels I will do fine with a BRT.  So now I wait  for a house to sell, or settlement arrives, clean house, and learn more about puppies. Also visit this sight more. Rosa   

Friday, September 17, 2010
I love your website!  Your animals are magnificent.  I am so excited and can't wait till I am next on the list for one of your puppies. 
  Pamela Kromminga
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
as we are looking for a Puppy to join our family, looking on the Animal Planet web sit we came across the BRT's  & have been looking at a lot of web sites, & yours is wonderful, very informative.  my daughter loves all the pictures you have, (as she is only 20 months old ,) so we have added you to the favorite list,  & hopeing to add a puppy soon to grow up with her. 
Friday, March 19, 2010
We met you and your beautiful BRT at the Plum Creek Dog Show.

We were thunder-struck by this wonderful breed. We were also impressed by your friendliness and willingness to share information about the breed.

The pups are heart-breakers.

My husband wanted me thank you for this fantastic web-site, which we visit regularly.
The Knells
Monday, February 15, 2010
We got a pound puppy in October, and we are relatively sure he is a BRT, he has all the qualities, but no cropped tail (tail is BEAUTIFUL, like a golden retriever)!  We named him Kuma, which is Japanese for bear, and he is quite the family pet.  He is all personality, and is a great pillow/rugs for the kids to lounge on while watching movies.  We love him, BRT or not, but would love to bring him by some day for you to tell us what you think! 
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Jeanne, I'm so sorry to hear about the vandalism.  I really enjoy looking at the guest book comments and remembering the first time I left you a message years ago.  That first step that led to having Mora, which has been a wonderful adventure for the last 10 months and is only getting better.  
Monday, January 25, 2010
I understand completely where you are coming from.  The same thing happened to my twitter acct. a while ago.  I ended up closing my acct.  Some people are just so mean spirited and full of hate.  Sorry it had to happen to such a wonderfull site such as yours.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
 Hi! I have been studying various breeds before getting another dog since my Samoyed died of "old age". The BRT is one of the breeds on my major interest list.  I have found that several BRT breeders take their responsibility very seriously, which I admire.  I will not get another dog until I am certain that I am ready in all respects. Thank you for your interesting site and information. John
  Edgar Dalton
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I love your dogs.   I have fallen in LOVE with the BRT since i first saw them on TV during a dog show.  The more I read about them and see the more I want one.
  Carolyn Hunter
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Hello Jeanne,

I really enjoyed your website. Your dogs are stunning! I have learned so much about these  magnificent dogs by touring your website. I hope one day soon to have a BRT of my own. I look forward to speaking with you personnally. God bless!
  christy bray
Sunday, May 10, 2009
i'm enjoying your website.  i'm learning a lot about this breed and am anxious to see one in person!  i currently have a weimaraner and a soft coated wheaten terrier.  the brt looks like an enlarged wheaten, but obviously all black.  i'll be on your site frequently - working on my husband to get one! =)
  Terry and Terry Strand/Polyak
Saturday, April 25, 2009
We have our first BRT little girl now 10 mos. and she is the joy of our life.  I saw your site on YouTube and the adorable video of Mom and Puppies.  Look forward to seeing your Blackies in Sept. down in Oregon.
  Veronica Wright
Friday, March 20, 2009
I would like to talk with you about the BRT to see if they are a breed for me. If so, I would be glad to have a BRT in my family!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW ABOUT MY SITE WHERE YOU CAN PLACE PUPPIES FOR SALE AND DOGS FOR SALE.  www.dog2go.com.  You can place free ads for a while and a link to your site.  It would be great to have a link on your site also.
  anthony burrus
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
you guys are the best,i love the web site and everything about it especially the dogs you guys were gifted with a talent to love animals and spread love with your animals.GOD BLESS YOU
  Terry Vickers
Monday, February 16, 2009
Jeanne --

Cha Cha's puppies are soooo cute!  And beautiful black costs!  Congrats!!
  Chris Jensen
Sunday, February 15, 2009
As a former owner/breeder of Great Danes, owner of Anatolian Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, German Shepherds, I have recently become interested in the BRT breed. I do not wish to get a dog as dominant as the Anatolian male we had, but I wish to find a family pet which loving, protective intelligent, sound temperment, sound physically, durable, large (average for this breed is fine), a good runner (I like to run in the national forest next to our 3 acre, fenced home), good for our climate (5,500 ft above sea level in Arizona, wide range of weather conditions), but still controlable and "reasonable".  Showing is a possibility, but not unless the BLT is really a "winner." Breeding a female (likely purchasing a female is preferred over a male) with a top dog is a goal. In no rush, not  yet sure about the BRT due  to  wish to avoid an unreasonably dominant pet after the Anatolian male (my wife is concerned about this especially).  Need to learn more about the breed, but our "Alpha" is getting old, so we look to replace her with a versatile pet who can also serve as an intelligent watch dog and protector.
  Reggie & Kim Murrell
Friday, February 13, 2009

Your site is very informative.  We hope to add a BRT to our family one day.

  Kristen & Thomas Borer
Friday, January 30, 2009
Congratulations on the new puppies! We are excited right along with you! Keep us posted!
  Frank Stump
Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm interested in having a Black Russian Terrier. My wife and I live in Kings Mountain NC. I have been searching for a dog and after reading many articles I love what I have read about this breed. Can you tell me how I can purchase a puppy and the cost.

Thank you 
Frank Stump

  Tammie Grabill
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This is a very nicely done and kept up web sight, I met my 1st BRT almost 10 years ago and have waited for the right time to bring one into my life , my time is drawing near and I have increased the information hunt on this wonderful breed, and am very pleased at the amount of health testing you have been doing with your dogs it is all to important to the well being of the breed.
  Sarah Lejeune
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Please keep us posted on your next litter.
  Annette Sinosky
Saturday, August 23, 2008
What a joy to see!  After seeing one this morning on a Dog show, I came to your site--these must bring so much joy to your lives.  We have a miniature Schnauzer who we dearly love, and if we had the large space a BRT would require, I'd love to have one.  Thanks for sharing your amazing dogs with us.
  Candi Taggart
Friday, July 4, 2008
Good afternoon, and happy Fourth of July, 2008!

My 15-month-old Giant Schnauzer, Junior, currently attends RiverDog Canine Coaching here in Sammamish, Washington. His favorite buddy at class is a BRT named Raz(putin), or "Razzy" for short. Since the two of them seem to have so much fun together, my fiance and I are considering whether to add a BRT to our "fur-mily". 

I love the casual, tousled look of the BRT's, Giants, and also the Bouvier des Flandres, but it seems as though perhaps the BRT would prove to be a better "match" for our little boy, since he is a very active, rough-and-tumble young fur-man and would need someone sturdy to cuddle and play with.

Please advise whether you currently have any puppies available, and pricing for same.

Best regards,

Candi Taggart
  Patricia Chrestman
Monday, June 16, 2008
I have enjoyed visiting your website. My aunt has a BRT and we have fallen in love with her. We are doing some research right now, but I hope we will welcome one to our home soon!
  Svetlana Lochan
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Greeting from Canada. Wonderful website, well done.



  Joseph Kristufek
Friday, February 8, 2008

What's not to like about this incredable breed?

  Beth Gibson
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Hi there, I am new to this breed, but not new to dogs or larger dogs. I was watching a dog show the other night and I looked up and saw this magnificent dog, which was similar in look to a Giant Schnauzer, but was definitely different. I quickly turned up the volume and heard it was a Black Russian Terrier. I've not been around the show ring for a few years, so I hadn't seen or heard about these dogs. I immediately started doing a bit of research, because I had been contemplating getting a giant schnauzer in the next couple of years. Now, I know I am going to do more research and hopefully find someone in Texas that will let me come and see a grown dog. Thanks for having such a wonderful website!
  Steven & Holly Mattin
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Great site! Looking into owning a BRT. Met one here in Nashville, fell in love at first sight & have been obsessing ever since!  
  Paula and Chloe'
Monday, January 14, 2008
Jeanne, We can't wait to hear from you about puppies. We hope all the best for you, and Darrell, and your family in 2008. We know you will help us add to our family this year. Be safe, be well, be happy, xoxoxoxox, p & c
  Brad Hipple
Sunday, January 13, 2008
hello i live in pierre south dakota and have a giant schnauzer male named skansen,s shadowdancer III and he is agreat dog i am thinking of getting a second dog and am very interested in BRT i show in AKC dog show in obedience and have don vdry well my dog finished his present cd in three times out and placed all three days
  Donny and Adrienne Bergonzini
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

We loved your site! We can't wait till the day that we get to bring home a BRT from you. Thanks for taking the time for all our families questions!

Sunday, December 30, 2007
  Chuck Bessant
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Merry Christmas Jeanne to you and your family. Pats and scratches to your furry pack.

  Veronica Matthews
Friday, November 23, 2007
Hello,  I am exploring breeders of BRT's.  I am intrigued with your information and will be visiting your site frequently. Veronica
  Tracy Turner
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Beautiful dogs.  Recently discovered breed, your site is wonderfully helpful.
  The Murrell Family
Thursday, October 25, 2007
We are looking forward to getting know you and your dogs. We are very excited about becoming future owners of a DeSagres BRT.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Wondeful web site. The U tubes are great
  micah and james shorter
Sunday, October 7, 2007
thankyou for the show and I hope to hear from you soon.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thank you so much for the great information on your site. We are researching the breed of BRT's as we are looking to purchase one very soon. I came upon your site by google search and found it extremely helpful. Have actually bookmarked it for future reference. Thank you many times over. Your dogs are gorgous! Keep up the good work
Monday, September 24, 2007
Greetings from, Cambridgeshire, UK. I too am a lover of BRT's. mine is a girl 3yrs old.
  Kerry Thomas
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I fell in love with this breed after seeing them. I am located in Connecticut and really want to have one as a member of my family. I have two children, 8 and 5 year girls. At the moment we have no pets. This would be our first dog. My wife insist on me getting a dog that has no doggie smell. A coworker of mine had one and said they had no smell and did not shed. Please inform if that is correct. Thank you.
  Catherine C Rylatt
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I Love You Mom!!!!!
  Lyn Steichen
Monday, September 3, 2007
Profesional web site for an interesting and noble breed. I am looking forward to the conpanionship and training challange.
  John Martins
Monday, August 27, 2007
Hello We have just recently discovered these wonderful dogs. You website is very informative and very professional. John Martins
  William Brick
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Great website and grooming instructions !!
  william suval
Friday, August 10, 2007
have met two of these amazing animals and I am in love. We have had 5 rotties over the years and are animal lovers and are involved in animal rescue.. we live in the mojave desert on the mojave river with a large swimming pool. We love to swim with our dogs.Currently we have an aged rottie female and we just adopted a funny looking mixed breed female that was abandoned. We are interested in an animal that is part of the family
  Janet Efrati
Monday, July 2, 2007
Hello and greetings from Vienna, you have beautiful dogs and a lovely website. All the best, Janet www.vangriffondoor.com
  Tom Chase
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I love your new website! It's very classy, just like its owner!
  Judy Martens
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I have only recently discovered this breed of Dog. I am fascinated by them. I plan to retire in Co. in the next year or so and think I may need a good guard dog to keep me company. Your dogs look beautiful.
  Elaine Lowe
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I have had a Giant S. who I oved very much. Being a LAB RAT, I have enjoyed going to your web site and learing about a breed that I have only seen on TV. Thanks, ElaineEA28
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Hi! Nice site and beautiful brt's =O) I wish You a nice autumn! Greetings from Finland! Outi, pumi Vera and brt "Olga" http://www.univiidakko.net/koirat
  Marilyn Powell
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Beautiful website and very informative for anyone wanting to know a little about the Black Russians. Hope to see you guys again soon.
  Alverna Bresette
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Nice update. Hugs to all the kids!
  Be Be
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I LOVE Black Russian Terriers. They are the best. So are their breeders. You are the best at all you do.
  Amanda miguelgorry (berggren)
Thursday, August 10, 2006
i miss you guys! i LOVE the pics, i miss all the dogs and the dog shows, was the best times of my life! love you!