Being home companions are the main functions of toy dog breeds. Due to the size it is not uncommon for pet parents to work for the pet. Pet parents carrying toy dogs in their arms or in trendy designed tote bags are not uncommon sights. The Russian Toy Terrier, as the name implies belong to the toy dog breed. This toy dog that is also known as Russkiy Toy, Moscow Toy Terriera and Muscovian Miniature Terrier has gained popularity not only in its native land but in other countries as well.
The Russian people have always been dog lovers. Owning a purebred dog is a commoner’s ticket to rubbing elbows with the aristocracy. Purebred hunting dogs are favored by the Russian aristocracy. Royal family ladies are known to keep dogs as well. Keeping miniature dogs was a trend among the aristocracy during the 17th and 18th centuries. Ladies dogs was a name given to toy breeds because these small dogs are favored by the female members of the aristocracy. During that time aristocratic ladies are commonly photographed with their toy dog pets. The Russian Toy Terrier is immensely popular during that era.
The Russian Toy Terrier measures from 8 to 10 inches and weighs from 3 to 6 pounds. This miniature dog can be the smallest or can be one of the smallest dog breed. There exist two types of this breed – one has a short smooth coat and the other is long coated.
The short haired variant looks a lot like a small deer with its four thin long legs, small head, small muzzle but big doe-like eyes and long large erect triangular ear. Both the long haired and the short haired types are very similar in body structure. The ears of the long haired type is covered with long hair. Long plumes of hair make the dog’s ears appear like the wings of a butterfly.
These pocket sized dogs make wonderful pets. It would be very easy to love this dogs because they have a sweet and loyal personality. These miniature dogs are ideal pets for les active people and for people living in apartments. Being small in size, these dogs don’t have high exercise requirements and they can easily satisfy their need to exercise inside the home. Because of their attractive and novel appearance, they would always attract attention and the owner would naturally be proud of the pet.