Black Russian Terrier 'Oli' Is No. 1 in All Systems
A record-setting 4-year-old Black Russian Terrier named “Oli” stirs excitement at shows with his confidence, beautiful movement and sound temperament. Handled by pro Rhanda Glenn of Anderson, South Carolina, Multi-BIS/BISS GCH Oles Ognennij Zver CGCU earned the most all-breed (9,343) and breed (613) points in 2018 ever won in a single year by a Black Russian Terrier. The No. 1 Black Russian Terrier in all systems since 2018 and the No. 2 male of all time, Oli took Best of Breed at the 2018 Black Russian Terrier Club of America National Specialty, Best in Show at the August 2018 Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club of Georgia show in Atlanta, and Best of Breed and Working Group Four at the 2018 AKC National Championship. In March 2019, Oli won Best in Show at the Raleigh (North Carolina) Kennel Club show, besting 1,730 dogs. “Oli loves being shown, and he does his job well,” Glenn says. “At home, he is goofy. He loves everyone and everything.” The handsome male is owned by DeAnne Hawkes (Guardian Bears) and her husband, Richard Hawkes, DVM, of Morehead City, North Carolina, and was bred by Edward Mishko of Sochi, Russia. Before Oli, the Hawkes campaigned the No. 1 Black Russian Terrier bitch from 2015 to 2017, also handled by Glenn, GCH Arisha Krasa Russkaya Nochnaya Zvezda CGC, whose sire is Oli’s grandsire. “Oli has the best personality,” says DeAnne Hawkes. “He is so stable and approachable, and his structure and movement are amazing.” Oli is fueled by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.