Dog walking harness for Russian Toy Terrier:
- small dog race
- short coat
- narrow muzzle
Prague Ratter dog names:
Overview - Prague Ratter
The Russian Toy is one of the smallest breeds in the world, measuring between 20 cm and 28 cm and weighing anywhere between 1 kg and 3 kg. It has a small, distinctive head with large eyes and triangular ears. In countries where docking is prohibited, the tail is curved in the shape of a sickle. There are two types in the breed, distinguished by their coats; one is long-coated and the other smooth-coated. The smooth-coated dog has a short, shiny, close-lying coat. The long-coated variety has a longer coat and profuse feathering in the ears, legs and tail. The feathering or "fringe" on the ears is usually 3 to 5 cm long, can be straight or with a slight wave. It will be grown by the age of three and should completely cover the outer edges and tips of the ears.
The smooth coat type of the breed closely resembles the Pražský Krysařík breed of the Czech Republic. The Pražský on average is a little shorter on leg and a little heavier than the Russian Toy.
Both of the Russian Toy varieties can be crossed and produce smooth- and long-coated puppies from the same litter. In addition, when two smooth-coated dogs are bred together, they may occasionally bear a long-coated offspring if the long hair gene is present in their pedigrees. However, there have been no records of two long-coated Russian Toys breeding together and producing smooth-coated offspring.
History of Russian Toy Terrier
The Russian Toy Terrier is descended from the English Toy Terrier, which was popular in Russia in the early 20th century but then almost died out a couple of decades later. In the mid-1950s, the breed was revived using unpapered English Toy Terriers and some dogs that were not purebred, producing the Russian Toy Terrier.
It was also during this time that the long-haired version of the breed was developed. The smooth-coat and long-coat varieties were separate breeds until 1988, when they were joined under the name Russian Toy Terrier. This dog is also called the Moscow Toy Terrier and the Moscovian Miniature Terrier.
Today, the Russian Toy Terrier is usually known just as the Russian Toy. It has been growing in popularity outside Russia since the 1990s.
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Related dog breeds: Chihuahua, Prague Ratter, Russian Toy Terrier, Taco Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier.