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Did You Know?

The Russian Toy has been assigned the Toy Group designation.

Both varieties are still extremely rare. The breed was virtually unheard of outside of its native homeland until the 1990's.

The Russian Toy comes in two varieties, the Smooth Coat which has a short, shiny, close-lying coat and the Long Coat which has profuse featherings on the ears, tail, and back of...

The Russian Toy has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since August 2008.

From the July 2016 Board Meeting - The Russian Toy Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Russian Toy.

The breed was developed in 19th century Russia and was a popular companion for the aristocracy.

The first reference to the breed is attributed to an entry of 11 Russian Toy Terriers at an exhibition in St. Petersburg in May of 1907.

The first official standard for the two varieties was written in 1966.

From the August 2008 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Spanish Mastiff and Russian Toy.

The Smooth Coat Russian Toy was once known as the Russian Toy Terrier and the Long Coat Russian Toy was once known as the Moscow Long Haired Toy Terrier.

The breed has survived two near extinctions. The first was during the rise of Communism in Russia. The second was with the fall of the "Iron Curtain".

The term "Terrier" was dropped from the breed's name when it was added to the official list of breeds registered with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

From the July 2009 Board Meeting - The Russian Toy was approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective January 1, 2010.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018
Blue & Tan 044
Brown & Tan 262
Red 140
Red & Brown 143
Red Sable 155


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code