Moscow Toy Terrier


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Russian Toy Terrier
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Russia
Group: Toy, Terrier, Companion
Height: 8-10 in.
Weight: 6-7 lbs
Life span: n/a
Trainability: high
Good with children: n/a
Good with other pets: n/a

What is the origin of the Moscow Toy Terrier?

In the 1950s the Moscow Toy Terrier was developed from many dogs that were not purebred and from the English Toy Terrier, the long-haired Chihuahua and the Papillon. It is also known as the Russian Toy Terrier and the Moscovian Miniature Terrier.

What does the Moscow Toy Terrier look like?

The Moscow Toy Terrier is 8-10 inches tall and weighs from 3-6 lbs. Eyes are large. Ears are erect and triangular. While hair is long on the ears, the coat is short. Colors are black, tan, red or sable, sometimes with small white spots on the chest and toes. Brush the fur gently.

What is the temperament of the Moscow Toy Terrier?

The Moscow Toy Terrier is a lively, playful dog. It is an intelligent dog, easily trained with a gentle hand. In spite of its size, this terrier is active and needs daily walks. It can easily live in an apartment.

What is the Moscow Toy Terrier used for?

The Moscow Toy Terrier is an excellent companion dog, loving and loyal.

Possible Health Issues

Patellar luxation, heart disorders, eye problems.