eApplicationYou can now choose to join the Russian Toy Club of America through our online application.
2013 Specialty2013 RTCA National Specialty. Louisville, KY. May 19th & 20th, 2012.
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2012 Specialty2012 RTCA National Specialty. Oklahoma City, OK. May 19 & 20, 2012.
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Welcome to the Russian Toy Club of America
Welcome to the Russian Toy Club of America website. The official website Russian Toy Club of America, established in 2008. We hope our website will help you in your interest in Russian Toys. Our membership includes many Russian Toy owners of all ages and backgrounds, some who came from other breeds, others who have added the Russian Toy to their original breed and some whose first breed is the Russian Toy. We are exhibitors, breeders, participants in conformation showing, obedience, agility, rally and therapy work. We are pet people who love our small energetic companion dog who chases the ball around the yard or house and then curls up in our lap to watch our favorite show on TV with us. Several members and breeders have many years in Russian Toys and are a wealth of information, but we all at one time, were brand new to the breed. Our Club is here to help and assist you in whatever your needs or questions may be.
Deb Cawley, President, Russian Toy Club of America, Inc.
|2013 National Specialty Winners|
|Best in Specialty Show & Best in Variety SC||Best in Variety LC|
|GVEN ROIS VESELYI RODJER||DJAZZ BAND LOVE SUPREME, CAT|
|Owned by Scarlett King||Owned by Scarlett King|
|Best Opposite in Variety SC||Best in Sweepstakes - Best Opposite in Variety LC|
|HIGHFIELD ANISCRISTAL – SC||MILYI ANGEL BELARUSOCHKA|
|Owned by Scarlett King||Owned by Deborah Cawley|
More about the Russian Toys & the Club
The Russian / Russkiy Toy is a little dog with an impish, yet delightful personality and are considered one of the smallest breeds in the world. They are are low coat maintenance, great lap companions and wonderful bed dogs who might sleep under the sheets. Their silly antics can brighten your day while making you have a good chuckle. The Russian toy is also a good little watch dog. They will let their family know if a stranger has arrived who might carry off the valuables in your home.
A well socialized Russian Toy can also be very suitable for performance competition, therapy and service work.
The Russian Toy comes in two coat varieties; the long and smooth. The Smooth Coat is close-lying and smooth to the touch, similar to that found in the or Manchester Terrier, Smooth Coat Chihuahua, or Miniature Pinscher. When mature the Long Coat has silky featherings on the ears, a single coat no more than 2 inches long on their body, furnishings of both the forelegs and rear legs, with an well arched oval foot and a feathered sabre tail. Both versions of the breed are considered Russian Toys under the American Kennel Club breed standard, and are shown and can be bred together.
The Russian Toy Club of America is working with the American Kennel Club's Foundation Stock Services (FSS) to help promote and educate the public about the Russian Toy breed. Our members are found throughout the United States and the world, and are often found at dog shows and event trials throughout the year. If you'd like to meet some Russian Toys and their people at an dog event, club specialty show, open dog show, or a meet the breed event, contact the secretary for more information.
In the Summer of 2011 the Russian Toy Club of America merged with the Russian Toy Club of USA. We have joined together with the Russian Toy Club of USA, under the auspice of the Russian Toy Club of America, to continue the advancement of the AKC recognition of the Russian Toy.
This merger was quite a successful union of dedicated dog fanciers and it has brought unity to our dog club as well as combined breeding and exhibition experience of its members. Our club gatherings can be quit a bit of fun and also educational. Members share their knowledgeable and vision of breed type of the Russian Toy. Topics of discussion might be canine anatomy, reproduction, health, training and grooming.
2012 was a growing year for the Russian Toy Club of America. As our membership grew so has the nations breed count. Some wonderful examples of the breed were also imported from the "mother country" with the intent of broadening the RT gene pool in North America and improving the over all quality of the dogs. Even though the RT's are still considered rare there are now over 250 registered with the American Kennel Club.
We cheerfully invite you to join in on the fun and activities as we progress toward our goal of being named the official AKC Parent Club and of course full AKC recognition of the Russian Toy showing in the conformation toy group. Come see for yourself why the Russian Toy Club of America is the fastest growing and stable Russian Toy Club in the United States!
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If you arrived at this page because you are looking for a Russian Toy, please visit our Breeders List to find contact information for breeders in your area. Breeder contact information is also available from our Secretary, Ruth Ann Ford. Keep in mind that an older puppy or adult is often an excellent choice for today's busy household, and our breeders may have older dogs available for sale including retired Champions.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact our Secretary or any club officer board trustee, regular or associate member will be happy to assist you in finding the information you are seeking.