Russian Toy (also known as Moscow Toy Terrie, Moscovian Miniature Terrier, Russian Longhaired Toy Terrier, Moscow Longhair Toy Terrier) are toy dogs. It is a very
special looking breed. this breed resembles a Chihuahua. Almost everything about this dog can be described as little or tiny because it is one of the smallest dogs in the world. Only its round
eyes set in their little round head could be categorized as large.
Even their short square muzzle ends with a tiny black nose. One main distinctive characteristic is their ears which are quite big compared to their head and stand straight up. On their ears, the hair feathers out so that they resemble the ears of a Papillon. The breed has a long neck leading into a tiny body, and their skinny legs lead to little feet. Their coat can be longhaired or smooth haired, and the colors are most commonly sable, red, or black and tan.
When communists led by Lenin killed most aristocrats during the communist revolution, the great majority of dogs was destroyed as "spoiled capitalist's useless
animals consuming the food while the working class is starving". The survivors became the base for "the exclusive new country toy breed".
Most Russian toy breeds died during the WW2. A very limited population became part of the base for a modern Moscow Longhaired Toy Terrier. In reality, very little is known of the true origin of this modern toy breed. It is thought that there may be some Longhaired Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, small English toys as well as some of the original Russian native toy breeds stock
Loving, intelligent, trustful companion for you and your family. You will fall in love instantly, and the only problem your RTT create immediately upon arrival - he
makes you want another one.
Small, elegant dog, tall on legs, of square built. Active, very lively, neither shy nor vicious. A true companion dog. Would love to go with you everywhere and due to his size you can take him
Height, Weight Height
8-10 inches (20-26 cm)
3-6 pounds (1.3-2.7 kg.)