The Russian Toy will be recognised by the Kennel Club with effect from 1st July 2017. The breed will be classified in the Toy Group on the Imported Breed Register.
The breed, as its name suggests, is a type of toy dog developed in Russia in the twentieth century. It comes in two coat types, smooth and long-haired, and has had an FCI breed standard since 2006. A Kennel Club breed standard is being developed and, when this is published, the breed will be able to be entered at Kennel Club licensed shows.
The Kennel Club now recognises 218 breeds of dog.