Soviet Heavy Draft


The Soviet Heavy Draft is a Russian breed of heavy draft horse. It derives from the Belgian Brabant heavy draft breed. It was developed in the former Soviet Union for agricultural draft work, and was recognized as a breed in 1952.:324 It is one of several heavy draft breeds developed in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century, others being the Russian Heavy Draft – which derived mainly from the Ardennais – and the Vladimir Heavy Draft, which was derived principally from the Clydesdale.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Dad / Soviet Heavy Draft, Sovetskaya Tyazhelovozskaya, Sovetskii Tyazhelovoz, Soviet Heavy Draft, Soviet Heavy Draught as well as Советский тяжеловоз.

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