As much as they would comfortably sit within a carrier, these dogs should be treated just as any other regular breed. They love to walk and explore their surroundings
It is common misconception, that they do not need exercise and a run around the garden is sufficient.
A healthy dog is one that is exercised both physically and mentally. Without this you may have a badly behaved dog, bored and finding all the wrong ways to stay entertained.
The Russian Toys are extremely intelligent and love to engage in mental games. They are highly food motivated which makes for easy and quick learning. They are incredibly affectionate and will let you know when they feel neglected.
These dogs seldom rest away from you. Their favourite place is your arms, shoulder, chest, lap, inside your clothing and even your face. The closer they are to you .. the happier they are.
So you can get rid of your hot water bottles for the winter.. you won't be needing those anymore.
No grooming or clipping is required, apart from the underside of paw pads, nail trimming and teeth maintenance. Your long haired Russian toy will require regular brushing of the fringes once they have grown to length to avoid matting.
The Russian toy breed have no strong odours and smells. This breed is generally clean natured on your outings. Monthly bathing is more than sufficient.
They are vocal and will communicate their needs and thoughts. The Russian toy breed are alert dogs, so any sudden unfamiliar noise or movement will trigger a bark. Remember, it is their purpose and this cannot be trained out of them. The dog should always be characteristic of the breed and fit for purpose.