Russkiy Toy


Lively, Happy, Curious
Size: Small
Height: 20-28 cm
Weight: 1-3 kg
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: Black-loh, Brown-loh, Blue-loh, Red
FCI Group: Companion and Toy Dogs

Russkiy Toy - also called Russian Toy - is an unknown dog breed, which has its origin from Russia. This small dog is a family dog, which is always cheerful and provides a good mood.

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The Russkiy Toy has its origin in Russia. This breed belongs to group 9 in the FCI and thus to the Social and companion dogs.

The coat can be the colors black, brown or blue have. Depending on the breeding can the coat be long or short. It is close to the body and has no undercoat.

In Russkiy Toy there is a little terrier. You can tell that directly from his spirited Type. Especially at a young age Russkiy Toys are very alert, lively and cheeky. In addition, there is a high Urge to move and a playful way.

The Russkiy Toy wants to be busy a lot and with pleasure. The dogs can build a close bond with their master or mistress. The reason for this is usually his irrepressible urge for employment. This makes Russkiy Toy especially suitable for people who live alone and want entertainment. Likewise, the dog is suitable for families with children, because this breed especially likes to play.

However, if the Russkiy Toy does not get enough attention, then he quickly becomes an unsociable companion. Lively barking causes stress and can also cause problems in contact with other dogs. At the same time, Russkiy Toy can make intimate canine friends. They quickly find new playmates.

Especially in puppyhood it is important to train the Russkiy Toy well and with clear structures to be able to tame the temperament of the little one. However, with a certain amount of discipline, the dog can be trained very well. Even if this imp is just so greedy to please his master or mistress, in his heart is still a terrier. That's why, if not raised and trained consistently, he can become quite stubborn.

The Russkiy Toy is also a dog that would like to be taken on one or another venture. For him this means fun and he can let off steam. Visiting the dog park is also good for Russkiy Toy, so that he can live out his urge to move.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

The Russkiy Toy has in terms of nutrition No special requirements. However, the food should contain all the essential nutrients that a dog needs. In addition, the Russkiy Toy should like the food.

It is also important that the feed is always adjusted to the Age and the needs of the dog is matched. Since the Russkiy Toy is a very active dog, it can also be a food suitable for active animals.

In puppyhood should be given only food for puppies. In adulthood, the diet should be changed. When the dog is older and less active, a senior food can be given, which contains the appropriate nutrients.

When feeding must always pay attention to the calorie intake, because some Russkiy Toys tend to be overweight. This also applies to the additional administration of treats. Food leftovers, on the other hand, must be dispensed with completely.

Every dog is individual and it is not uncommon for some to have Feed allergies develop

Russkiy Toy Care

All in all, the Russkiy Toy is considered a low-maintenance dog, which has few demands overall.

Depending on the breeding, the coat care can be a little more intense:

For the variant with short smooth coat little maintenance work is required. Weekly brushing is quite sufficient here. Occasionally you can also bathe them with a mild dog shampoo. This keeps the coat free of dead hair and flaky skin.

At the long-haired breed daily combing is a mandatory program. At times of coat change, the dog loses some hair now and then. With regular combing can counteract this. This breed should be bathed monthly with a high-quality dog shampoo.

The daily care routine also includes cleaning the eyes. With a damp cloth, the eyes must be cleaned daily from the dried tear fluid. Otherwise, infections or diseases may occur. Also, the hair around the eyes must be cut regularly, so that they do not disturb the eyes.

The ears also need to be checked regularly. For cleaning the ears you can use a special cleaner. It is also important to check that there are no granules or mites in the ears.

As with many Mini breed dogs, this breed tends to have TartarThe teeth start to form around the age of one year. Therefore, you should start early with dental care.

Suitable accessories

Mini dogs like Russkiy Toy have a sensitive neck area. That's why you should rather buy him a leash with a harness. A collar might be too rough for his sensitive neck. At home the harness should be taken off.

Of course, he should find a suitable Food and water bowl have A Cuddle Place with Dog bed should also not be missing.

Since the Russkiy Toy is considered to be a very playful dog, he enjoys every toy. Retrieving is not one of his favorite activities. Nevertheless, you can animate him with treats for new exercises.

The accessories of a Russkiy Toys also include various Brushes and Combs, to be able to provide a proper coat care. In particular, brushes that give extra shine to his coat should not be missing.

For the Dental care is necessary to use an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste, as it is prone to plaque.

In winter is also a Winter coat a recommendation, because the Russkiy Toy has no thick or no undercoat, which warms him directly on the body.

Russkiy Toy history

Origin & History

The history of Russian toys began at the beginning of the 18th century, when English toy terrier came to Russia. They became very popular over time, especially in the aristocratic society. The miniature dogs were admired for their small size and liveliness. It was considered particularly stylish to appear with these small companions in social events or at the opera. They were considered a "living accessory", so to speak, for the upper class of society.

At the beginning of the 20th century, these Toy Terriers had long since become a Status symbol further developed. They were also no longer called Toy Terrier but Russkiy Toy.

However, the Russian Revolution in 1917 contributed to the near extinction of this breed because of its status symbol. After Stalin's death, the breed had regained a foothold and was introduced into the 1950s years bred again. The dogs used for breeding almost all had no pedigree and were not purebred.  From that moment the breed in Russia went its own way and separated from the English breed.

In 1958 something unusual happened and a male with long fringes was born. With this puppy was born the long-haired type of this breed. The parents were both smooth haired, but one of the dogs had slightly longer hair. This male was then mated with a female, which also had slightly longer hair. Thus was born the Longhair version of Russkiy Toys and is also called "Moscow Longhaired Toy Terrier" called.

In 2006 the Russkiy Toy with the variety longhair and smoothhair was recognized as a breed by the FCI.