Russkiy Toy Breed Appearance
Almost needless to say, Russkiy Toys are quite small dogs, standing only 8 to 11 inches tall at the withers and rarely exceeding around 6 pounds total. Their heads are proportionally sized to their bodies, the moderately rounded skull longer than the muzzle itself, the two split by a well-defined stop and the latter capped with a black or coat-colored nose. Their eyes are surprisingly big for their overall size and their ears are tall, triangular and erect. Their necks are long and lean, descending into a moderately sloped topline. Their chests are well-developed and deep for their size, separating their straight, parallel front legs and descending into a well-tucked belly. Their hind legs are also parallel from behind, slightly angled from the side and sport a fair amount of muscle in the thigh. Their tails are medium length, tapering and carried either sickle- or sabre-style. Russkiy Toys come in two varieties, a long-haired and a smooth-haired, the prior having a close coat of 1-2 inches long and gaining length in select areas such as the neck, the latter with much shorter, closer-lying hair. Both come in several color varieties including black and tan, brown and tan, blue and tan, lilac and tan, red with black, red with blue, red with brown, red with lilac, or pure red, fawn, or cream - their nose most often follows their main coat color.