So you’re looking to adopt an Russian Toy, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Russian Toy is a toy breed with a lineage that dates back to the Russian aristocracy. In general, he is a good-natured imp that loves to run and play. They will dash through the house or yard chasing toys as long as you can keep up, while many others are willing to do nothing more than lounge in your lap all day long, content in knowing that they are the prize jewel in your home. They thrive on human companionship and will let you know if they are feeling neglected. Their coat is either semi-long or smooth. The longhaired variety carries a nice ruff on the chest and unique feathering on the extremities, tail and ears. Long-coated Russian Toys will not have an adult coat until it is more than a year old and full fringing not until three years of age. The smooth-coated variety is sleek and smooth to the touch. There is also a slight attitude difference between the two varieties. Smooth Coats tend to be a little more terrier-like than Long Coats. However, both share a larger-than-life personality. Club Contact DetailsClub: Russian Toy Club of AmericaName: Martha GuimondEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: P.O. Box 1851, Blanco, TX 78606Phone: (210) 401-5134 The Russian Toy is a small, elegant, lively dog with long legs, fine bones and lean muscles. They are active and cheerful, possessing keen intelligence and a desire to please. This breed loves to snuggle and be close to their human companions, although sometimes slightly aloof to strangers. They are neither cowardly nor aggressive.”
An Russian Toy typically ranges from 20.32cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 2.9483504050000002kg to 2.9483504050000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Russian Toy breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Russian Toy insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.