English Toy Terrier

English Toy Terrier
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: England
Group: Toy, Terrier
Height: 10-12 in.
Weight: 6-8 lbs.
Life span: 9-13 yrs.
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes with early socialization
Good with other pets: needs supervision

What is the origin of the English Toy Terrier?

There were two varieties of Black and Tan Terriers, separated by weight. They were divided in the 1920s to become the larger Manchester Terrier and the Black and Tan Terrier, the smaller of the two. The Black and Tan Terrier’s name was changed in 1962 to the English Toy Terrier. The English Toy Terrier looks like a small version of the Manchester Terrier. The ETT is the oldest toy breed native to Great Britain.

What does the English Toy Terrier look like?

The ETT is 10-12 inches tall and weighs 6-8 lbs. Ears are erect. Eyes are small, almond-shaped and dark. The medium long tail tapers to a point. The coat is short and glossy and lies close to the body. Color is Black with tan markings on the face, chest and legs. The coat sheds little and needs minimum care.

What is the temperament of the English Toy Terrier?

The English Toy Terrier is a loyal and courageous little dog. But it still needs obedience training. The ETT sometimes bonds with one person. It is good with children if socialized early. It should be supervised with small pets as it is a hunter. In spite of its mini size, it needs good long walks daily. The ETT is well suited to apartment living.

What is the English Toy Terrier used for?

The ETT was once used for hunting small vermin and rabbits. In some places it is still used for hunting and retrieving. It is an excellent watchdog with its keen sense of hearing. The ETT is a faithful companion dog.

Possible Health Issues

Patellar luxation, deafness, eye problems, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, heat stress.




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