is it a legitimate breed, does anyone know ? over the memorial weekend we went to a family BBQ and the daughter of my soon to be sister in law was there with her little russian toy terrier. i have never heard of this breed. it was very tiny and very cute but if i hadn't been told what breed it was i would have said it was a long haired chihuahua because that is what it resembles.
she couldn't have weighed more than 3 lbs tops and spent the majority of the day being carried around. we had scout and max with us and they were kinda put off by her. everytime the russian was placed on the ground she would run right up in max and scouts face, bark furiously, then turn tail and run away. it was freaking hilarious but left scout and max both stunned and perplexed. normally scout would insist upon checking a newcomer out, but the way this dog was acting, she didn't.
poor max seemed to want to play with her but was stymied by her actions. he couldn't figure out why she would run right up into his face and bark so furiously, only to turn right around and run away. it was obvious the dog had no intentions upon making friends with either of my guys, she was just being a little ball buster. after a few times of doing this my guys looked at her like she was some kind of freak and paid her no mind for the rest of the day. which was good in a way since this little girl was so darn small, she would have gotten injured playing with my guys.
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I wanted one for a while.. I'd question that it's actually a RTT. Russians claim the demand in Russia is so great that they don't usually sell elsewhere. Since no registry here recognizes them, you are limited on what you can do here to improve the breed.. The gene pool is fairly small.
"This breed is not found outside of the Soviet Union. Because the breed has gained such popularity at home,the demand far outweighs the supply. This is due, in part, to their small numbers in each litter. This breed gained its recognition in 1981 by the Russian Kynological Federation. However, there still is not recognized outside of Russia. The breed is considered a gem and a charmer of a toy breed. It was developed especially as an urban pet, primarily for the senior citizens and is able to withstand the winters."
The Moscow Longhaired Toy Terrier is listed on page 386 of The Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds copyright 1990.
"The long-haired Chihuahua and some English toy terriers or Papillons are the likely candidates for the crossbreeds used to creat the breed...the breeding efforts began in the late 1970s. So as far as dogs go, this but an infant breed."
Seems like I saw it in another book, but I can't find it now.
I'd never heard of this breed before today, but I have to agree after a quick search, they are adorable. They definitely resemble chi's...as a matter of fact I think one would be a great addition to my little clan Sorry...couldn't resist! I've got puppy fever again
My neighbor just got a pup, and she's so spunky! She walked over to my house yesterday and sent Bailey into a frenzy.
Still my favorite post terrorist I see, go eat a cupcake would you.
I wasn't the only one who took her post as snarky FYI, nor is this the first time her posts have come across that way soooo there must be a problem with several of our eyes. Perhaps "snarky" isn't the appropriate wording. Maybe I was looking for condescending? That is right up your alley, so I suppose you would think nothing of her posts. And who the hell said mafias post sounded nasty?
I really never expected you to find the pictures I post funny, in all the time I have spent time on this board with you, I don't recall much of a decent sense of humor. Then again, I don't suppose I really ever cared
Anyhow, I thought you said you were all done responding to me a while back? Shew.
I found neither post rude or "snarky," I think you guys are getting a little carried away. I just figured the source of Mafia's info is a few years old. I looked at the link and didn't notice any particular date. It's very possible at the time it was written the breed was rarely if every found in the Western World. The source I cited was from 1990 and it stated that they weren't recognized by any registry, period. Illusions simply stated that she had seen them at shows. She was stating a fact, nothing more.
thanks for all the links. i had never heard of this breed until now and was surprised even to find out that we have several of them that are clients at the hospital were i work. i have yet to see them, but this one definitely looks like a long haired chihuahua, which by some of the links posted, could definitely be possible since it is believed that chihuahuas may have been in the development of the breed.
always cool to find out new stuff, thanks !
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Hello! Russian Toy terrier is more elegant than chihua. Long legs and compact format. More light weight. Long-haired Russkiy Toys have hair on ears (as chihua). But good long-haired Russkiy Toy may has so long hair on ears! For example: height of Russkiy Toy is 22 centimetres. Lenght of his hair on ears is 18 centimetres! Can you imagine! It's so nice! One more difference of chihua and Russkiy Toy- it's head. Not the same form. And of course, temperament. Russkiy Toy is more active. Because his ancestors is terriers (as you know, all terriers is very active). Russkiy Toy is very playful. If you want to know more about Russkiy Toys, welcome to my site! ****
** no websites permitted that lead to dogs for sale. That is considered advertising and not permitted.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 10/13/2009 12:16:33 PM*** Reason: NO advertising
Hey, moderators? What's up here? Why others enter their links and I am not allowed? Why did you remove the link i provided?
That is what I posted before **
*Excuse me...I did edit this link once before. PLease take the time to read the forum rules before arguing about them. They clearly state NO ADVERTISING. No one else here posts them either. YOUR particular link has puppies for sale, studs, etc...which equals advertising.
Any further posting of the link will result in removal from the forum.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 10/26/2009 12:43:23 AM*** Reason: Advertising link
There is a big difference between posting a link that provides general information about a dog breed, health care, etc, and providing a link that is solely for the intention of advertising your kennel. Sorry, but I would think the "no advertising" rule would be a no-brainer.
Sorry, How about the link in the second post of this topic? It is also an information page on a kennel website that sells puppies. What difference does that link have with my link? I also gave useful information! On that page I have put pictures and descriptions comparing Russian Toys with the other breeds being discussed here. You can also buy puppies through breedinfo which is linked on this forum as well.
I didn't give the page with my puppies for sale. You guys are talking here about the similarity of some breeds with Russian Toys. I am showing to you how different they are. I thought it might be interesting to you. My kennel doesn't need advertisements on a forum.
It's kind of iffy to me. You do have a lot of info on that page, is there a way you could remove some of the links? Are you located in the US? Your dogs are very cute and I actually like the Chihuahuas pictured too. (I'm not a Chi fan, so that's saying a lot.)