Russian Toy Breed Maintenance
The Russian Toy is an easy keeper and it is simple to keep both varieties groomed. The smooth coated variety needs to be wiped down with a soft cloth or chamois daily. A soft slicker brush can also be used daily to remove any dead hair and promote healthy skin. The long haired variety should also be groomed daily using a comb and soft slicker brush. His ears and feathering should be kept combed to prevent tangles or mats from forming. To keep him clean, the hair around his anus should be trimmed. The hair between his paw pads needs to be trimmed as well. When checking the hair between his paw pads check his nails and trim them as needed as well. The Russian Toy does need to be bathed often, about once every week to every two weeks. A mild shampoo should be used. Since he is a toy breed, set up a routine dental plan to ensure his teeth are kept clean and strong.