Russkiy Toy

The Russkiy Toy, also known as the Russian Toy, is a small, toy-sized dog from Russia. Regarded as one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, it weighs about four to six pounds and stands at a height of about eight to nine inches. It is available in two types: smooth-haired and long-haired. With its long legs, long neck, strong body, large stand-up triangular ears, big eyes, and small head with a little muzzle, the smooth-haired Russkiy Toy resembles a little deer.

The long-haired Russkiy Toy is a copy of the smooth-haired Russkiy Toy only that it has a short coat all over the body and long beautiful fur on its ears. Coat colours include solid black, black and tan, brown with white spots, and solid brown.

History

The English Toy Terrier was one of the most popular decorative dogs in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. However, when the shipping of toy terriers was stopped between 1920 and 1950, the population of these dogs began to decline dramatically. This prompted Russian dog breeders to start an inbreeding programme to save the breed, which led to the creation of the Russkiy Toy. This breed was officially recognised by the American...

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