Russian Toy Is!
Despite the RT being one of the smallest dogs in the world they
simply refuse to believe this – courageous to the hilt
The RT can WALK, please don’t mistake them for ‘handbag dogs’ you
will be very disappointed. BUT, if its cold or wet they will not even
step out of the door!
I am a KC Assured breeder with many years of experience and RT’s
are the only dogs I breed
All my dogs live in our home, some sleep in our beds, some can’t quite
decide, regardless they are all a HUGE part of the family, yes its chaos
but its my kind of chaos!
I am an RTBCUK committee member therefore constantly strive to maintain
the RT breed standard and educate the public on this amazing little dog
I hope you are able to find all the information you hoped for here but
would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, please
feel free to drop me a line
One word of warning, one RT is almost never enough!
The first documented existence of a Russian Toy-like Terrier was between 1716 and 1726. It was a dog named Lizetta, and personally belonged to Russian Emperor Peter the Great. Indeed, the breed was developed as a companion dog for Russian nobility.
Some records indicate that eight Smooth Haired Toy Terriers completed in the dog show in St. Petersburg as back as 1874.
The more generally accepted first reference to the breed appears in 1907, when 11 Toy Terriers were shown at an exhibition in St. Petersburg. The breed was popular among aristocracy. Owning a pure breed dog was a sign of wealth, with the man having hunting dogs and the ladies a companion dog, the smaller and more elegant the more valuable.
But as result of the October Revolution in 1917, the breed diminished in popularity as the breeding of dogs for companionship was almost brought to a halt, and during these times the fate of the Russian Toy Terrier was uncertain.
Since the mid 1950s the resulting contemporary Russian Toy differed significantly from the classic Toy Terrier and development of breed moved forward. It was whilst working on the breed that in 1958 a long haired puppy was born.
In 1960 the first printed description of the breed was the Smooth Haired variety Since then the breed has been growing in popularity; with the breed standard first coming into effect in 1966 under authorisation of the Ministry of Agriculture.
In November 2017 at the FCI Assembly in Germany the Russian Toy gained full recognition with CACIB status. The Russian Toy has gained popularity not only in Europe, but around the world including countries such as America and Australia.
On 18th January 2018 the interim breed standard for the Russian Toy had finally been approved and from 1st April 2018 the Russian Toy could at last be exhibited at KC licensed shows.
Agility is an exciting, fast paced and fun sport for us and our dogs. Agility is a set course of obstacles that your dog must navigate properly in order and within time.
High energy combined with lots of smarts lends itself to disaster when the dog is not properly cared for. It’s imperative that Russian Toys receive appropriate amounts of exercise, special food, bath, care and brain activities. Be caring and responsible.
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