little russian dog
silhouette Fine-boned, lean muscles.
cut 20 to 28cm
weight less than 3 kg
hair Smooth and short or long.
dress Supported colors: fire with black, or brown, or blue.
head Small, black nose, marked stop.
eyes Quite large, rounded and dark.
ear long and erect
tail Cut short and carried high
behaviour Active, lively.
federation FCI nomenclature group 9 section 9 no 352
The Little Russian Dog is a breed of companion dog of Russian origin. The International Cynological Federation recognizes him as Russkiy Toy. It is also called Russian Toy Terrier. Both varieties of the Little Russian Dog are hypoallergenic since they have no undercoat. It should be noted that the long-haired variety is not required to be groomed.
The Little Russian Dog is descended from the English Toy Terrier, the favorite breed of the Russian Court at the beginning of the 20th century. Decimated during the October Revolution, the race is lost. During the 1950s, a handful of passionate Russians decided to recreate it by mating the few survivors. The use of parents that do not strictly conform to the standard leads to the creation of a race, with smooth and short hair, very far from the model, the English Toy Terrier. In 1958, a qualified long-haired variety was added to the standard.
Intelligent, lively and very playful, it is an ideal companion. He is very sociable even towards strangers and his outbursts of friendship are common. His natural sympathetic relationships with his congeners also develop with cats. Only rats and other rodents awaken his terrier instinct.