About the Russian Toy

Save Borzois, Russian breeds are typically imposing working dogs, so the Russian Toy has everything to be a very popular companion dog.

There is a marked difference between males and females in terms of behaviour, but not in terms of appearance. Despite this, both are loving family dogs and will involve themselves in anything taking place in the home.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Miscellaneous Class
Very small
Avg life expectancy
10–12 translations.feature.breeds.years

Friendly / Loyal / Quiet


  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little exercise
  • Needs a lot of training