Toy Terrier: reviews
Many people are sure that the terriers are small dogs, sitting on the hands of socialites and frightened looking around. We hasten to disprove you - a huge family, uniting more than 60 species, is terriers. We do not promise to present all the breeds today, but we will definitely introduce them to some.
English Toy Terrier
A small and brisk dog, not exceeding 30 cm in height, with large hanging triangular ears, which are slightly pointed at the ends. The English toy-terrier looks a bit like a bat. With regard to this breed, experts have no common opinion about the time and place of its appearance.
As a rule, people get such a cheerful pet as a companion, although they were previously tried to accustom them to catching rodents. And I must say that the crumbs did it well. Today, the heroic past of these "formidable hunters" in rats and mice is far behind, and it is reminded only of the habits of the animal - irrepressible energy is constantly looking for a way out.
English toy terrier (reviews of owners confirm this) - a tiny "perpetual motion machine". He constantly runs around, is interested in everything that happens in the house. At the same time, it does not prevent to contain "Englishmen" even in a small apartment.
To some it may seem like a joke, but the terriers are the little guards of your house. They are very suspicious of strangers. For this reason, being unable to cope with the violator of their territory, they will certainly warn the master about his approach.
Unfortunately, miniature dogs, in addition to obvious advantages, also have negative aspects, which are most often manifested in hereditary diseases. That's why you should closely monitor their health. For this purpose it is better to observe at one veterinarian who would well know all weaknesses of your pupil and in time could recognize a developing disease.
Advantages of the breed
English toy-terrier, owners feedback about which is always positive, very affectionate and benevolent. Dogs are very compliant and kind. Their thick and dense hair practically does not shed. By the way, Manchester Terrier (this is the second name of the breed) was the favorite dog of the Queen of England Victoria.
In our country in the Soviet times were imported English terriers. Little dogs are very fond of our countrymen. On their basis Russian cynologists brought out a new longhaired breed and named it the "Moscow Toy Terrier". These kids quickly gained popularity and became domestic pets in many families.
The Moscow Toy Terrier
The breed of dogs is the toy-terrier Moscow - an elegant newcomer in the world of small decorative dogs. They have a long coat with a decorating hair on the ears, neck, tail, legs. The abdomen is tightened. Muzzle pointed. Ears are large, hanging. Growth at the withers is 20-28 cm, weight is 2-3 kg. Color - yellowish brown, brown, black, fawn.
The Moscow Toy Terrier, whose photo can be seen in all the cynological guides, is very popular in Russia, especially in urban conditions. He will be comfortable even in the smallest apartment, and this, you will agree, is a big plus for those wishing to have a pet. Terriers are little cute dogs that are easy to train and do not create any problems for their masters.
From the history of the breed
The first toy-terrier (a boy with an elongated fur and original fleece on his ears and paws) appeared in Moscow in 1957. His father was an ordinary smooth-haired toychik. The mother had a little elongated hair. Puppy favorably differed from his brothers, so the breeder Zharova with a group of like-minded people decided to fix this appearance in the future offspring.
After the mating with the owner of a slightly elongated hair, puppies of the toy-terrier of the Moscow long-haired breed appeared. In 1964, the animals were first presented at the exhibition, and two years later the first official standard was adopted, which is still valid today, although with minor changes.
American toy terrier (fox terrier)
This breed was bred in the USA in 1936. It appeared due to the crossing of smooth-haired fox terriers of the best selection. At the final stage, the British Toy Terriers and the Mexican Chihuahua took part in creating the breed.
Toy Terrier, photo of which you can see in our article, has an elegant, but strong enough physique, slender limbs, a small head with large standing ears. Eyes large, dark. The coat is smooth and shiny.
Toy-fox terrier is a hunting dog, participant of exhibitions, companion. Despite the miniature size, it remains a working dog. The animal is able to hunt small rodents. The breed of American Toy Terrier is widely spread in Russia. With proper education becomes an excellent companion.
This is a very active terrier. The owners' testimonies indicate that this dog is prone to domination. A small and handsome doggie is truly a clot of energy. He is always cheerful, happy with life and hyperactive. This kid is very strong and hardy. It must be borne in mind that these dogs are eternal children. Even in very old age they remain active.
American toy terrier (fox terrier) is not very friendly to representatives of other breeds and other pets living in the house with him. However, very quickly ties up friendships with children and is ready to frolic with them for hours.
These are naturally healthy terriers. All breeds belonging to this family, however, may have problems typical of small dogs. Sometimes allergy symptoms appear. It is extremely rare, but there is a tendency to choking and disease Legg Calve Perges. Life expectancy is 13-14 years.
Maintenance and care
Toy-terrier is very unpretentious in everyday life. As already mentioned, even the smallest apartment is enough for games. However, he also needs long walks. Putting your pet on the street, do not rush to drive him home - he will tell you when he walks up. It is not necessary to choose cold or rainy weather for walks. For the winter, be sure to buy your favorite warm clothes.
Russian toy terrier
At the beginning of the 20th century, the most popular decorative dog in Russia was the English toy terrier. Gradually, their number began to decline. In the mid-1950s, Russian cynologists began to restore the lost breed. The animals that were selected did not have pedigrees, and many of them were not purebred at all. Thanks to the work done, a new variety appeared - the Russian Toy Terrier.
It is an elegant, small dog, tall and slender. Has a thin skeleton and a dry musculature. Growth at the withers is 20-28 cm. Weight is not more than 3 kg.
Head small, with a high, but not wide skull. The transition from the forehead to the muzzle is clearly pronounced. The nose of the nose is small, black or in color. Muzzle pointed and dry. Lips are thin, tightly fitting. Ears are large and thin. The neck is long, slightly curved.
Back strong, straight. Loin is short and slightly convex. Chest not wide, oval in shape. The tail is docked, leaving 2-3 vertebrae.
Perhaps, this is the kindest and peaceful toy terrier. The owners' comments indicate that he is very attached to the owners. Despite the miniature size, he selflessly and fearlessly defends his master. Cheerful and active toi need constant communication with a person. Russian Toy Terriers are small, but very loyal beings who are able to become true friends.
These dogs are completely unpretentious. They are very suitable for older people, who can not easily cope with a dog of larger breeds.
The mistake of many owners is disregard for the training and education of these kids. They are smart and quickly remember all the teams, the daily routine.
A feature of the Russian terrier is the lack of undercoat. Thanks to this, the owners are spared the need to clean up fluffy coats every day.
Puppies of the toy-terrier Russian
Before buying a dog, you must decide for what purposes you plant the animal, where it will live. This will allow you in the kennel to watch the puppies and choose the one that is most suitable for your family.
To buy a dog is better with the help of a cynologist who will help to detect obvious and hidden defects and shortcomings, check the passport, check the stigma. The Russian terrier can not be taken for front legs or, like a kitten, "by the scruff". Quite often it can lead to rupture of the shoulder ligament. The puppy should be raised in the palm of his hand, the legs freely hang down.
These are ordinary terriers, whose weight does not exceed 1500 grams, while the weight of a standard adult body is about 2.5 kg. Nowadays, the mini-toy-terrier, whose photo often decorates the covers of various publications about animals, is becoming increasingly popular, although the demand for such babies has always been consistently high. Any person who wishes to have such a baby is guided by the following considerations:
- miniature dogs do not require large rooms, they can be kept in a one-room apartment;
- they get along with other pets;
- communicate well with children;
- with such a pet it's easy and easy to travel;
- the content of mini-toy-terrier is much cheaper than the dogs of large breed.
At first glance, the arguments are quite convincing. However, the future owner should know what a fragile, prone to injury can be such a dog.
Mini-toy-terrier, the photo of which you see in our article, has a problem common for many decorative dogs - thin and brittle bones. Even balanced, proper nutrition does not always help to cope with this. Think about how treating a dog can be costly. If your pet breaks his paw, he will need a long and good medical care. In addition, sometimes a broken limb may not recover. If you decide to have a tiny pet, you should know that when you take care of such an animal, you must follow certain rules.
- The dog should be handled carefully and gently.
- Do not slam the doors, coming into the room, not to pinch the puppy, who can run after you.
- Look under your feet to not accidentally injure your pet.
- A toy-terrier girl weighing 1.5 kg or less is not allowed to breed.
How much does the puppy cost?
Probably everyone who wants to start such a miniature pet is interested in knowing how much this kid can cost. Therefore, today we will provide you with approximate prices for different goods in Moscow.
The most expensive now are puppies "show class". These kids have great potential, so the males cost from 40 to 60 thousand rubles, the cost of bitches is somewhat more expensive - from 45 to 85 thousand rubles. Toy-terrier, the price of which is quite high, has all the qualities of an excellent companion, so your costs will be fully justified.
The second category is puppies of the "standard" class. Such dogs also have a high exhibition potential. Boys of this category cost 20-30 thousand rubles, girls - from 25 to 45 thousand rubles.
The most affordable, but from this no less loved, are babies "pet-class." These dogs are not allowed to breed, due to some shortcomings or health problems. Nevertheless, the toy-terrier, whose price fluctuates from 20 to 25 thousand rubles, is a full-fledged, cheerful animal who loves the owners with all his heart and selflessly rushes to their defense.
Toy Terrier: reviews
All the owners of these babies note that they have found a friend they have long dreamed of. This applies to all breeds of toy terriers. The hosts note that the tiny dogs are capable of giving great joy. In addition, they do not create any problems for their owners. True, some dog breeders are concerned about the high rate of injuries of these animals. But with the observance of certain safety rules and proper nourishment of troubles it is usually possible to avoid.
Many of the owners note that the Toy Terriers are becoming great friends for kids. But it is necessary to take into account that such a dog can be established for families with children, whose age exceeds 6 years. Kids can inadvertently injure these fragile pets.