Welcome to Zastava!
Black Russian Terrier Kennel in Illinois USA

What's in a name?

Literally, the name of our kennel
" Zastava " means " Outpost."
This name has deep meaning and a rich history which goes back to our roots in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

Two of my dogs and I came to USA from the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk stretches along the banks of the most powerful Russian and Siberian waterway, the Yenisei River.

Krasnoyarsk was built in the early 17th Century as the Russian outpost at the border between Russia and Mongolia. Back then, my city served as the "protector of Russia" (Zastava).

This name reflects my love of Krasnoyarsk and Siberia and also represents an important trait of Black Russian Terriers, they are loyal protectors and steadfast guardians.

I believe our kennel name captures the character of these confident, calm, highly intelligent and brave working dogs. dogs which I love with all my heart and to whom this web site is dedicated

Please enjoy your visit! We have information on breeding, raising, grooming, training and showing Black Russian Terriers.
Come back often as we update our site to bring you the latest news about this beautiful breed and the award-winning dogs of Chornaya Zastava.


Olga Kornienko,
Founder of the Zastava Kennel
Founder of the former Siberian Star Kenne
AKC Breeder of Merit
BRTCA breed mentor for AKC Judges