Q:

What breed of dog was Toto?

A:

Quick Answer

In the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy's dog Toto was played by a cairn terrier. The book's author, L. Frank Baum, never specifically identified Toto's breed. Baum described Toto as a small black dog with long hair, although illustrations typically depict Toto as a cairn or Yorkshire terrier.

Know More

Full Answer

Cairn terriers were originally raised by Scottish farmers to help clear vermin from their lands. In Scotland, a "cairn" is the rocky den of a fox or badger. The terrier breed was able to squeeze into the burrow and hold the pest at bay until the farmer exterminated it. Cairn Terriers are alert and active, but they require obedience training and regular exercise.

Learn more about Dogs

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What was the breed of RCA's dog?

    A:

    Fox terrier is the breed of Nipper, the famed RCA canine logo. The picture of Nipper used by RCA and other gramophone recording companies is from a portrait titled "His Masters Voice."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What breed is the Cesar dog food dog?

    A:

    The Cesar dog food dog is a West Highland white terrier. These dogs are native to Scotland and have been in the United States since the early 20th century. The intelligent, adaptable personality of the Westie, as this breed is often called, is an asset for commercial work.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is my dog too old to breed?

    A:

    According to the American Kennel Club, both male and female dogs are considered to be too old to breed once they reach 12 years of age. A successful breeding can occur after this age, but the standard is in place for the health of the prospective offspring.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the fastest dog breed?

    A:

    The greyhound is the fastest dog breed and, perhaps, the second fastest land animal behind the cheetah. Greyhounds reach speeds as high as 45 miles per hour in an open run and achieve maximum velocity in six strides over 100 feet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore