English Toy Terrier

Also Called: English Toy Terrier Black and Tan Terrier

English Toy Terrier
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Moderate
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Low

The English Toy Terrier is a small breed of terrier dog. It is a small, solid and muscular toy-sized breed, with an characteristic tan and black coat and pricked ears. Although it is no longer popular as either a show dog or pet, it is considered to be a healthy and active breed.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Toy
  • Life Span: 10-14 years
  • Height: Small
  • Weight: Shoulder height up to 10 inches/ chest girth up to 12 inches
  • Coat: Short and smooth
  • Coat Colors: Black,Tan
  • Litter Size: 4-8 puppies
  • Family: Toy / Companion Dog
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: FCI, UKC, NKC
  • Size: Small

Training and Care

English Toy Terriers require regular exercise and mental stimulation or they can become bored and start to show behavior such as destructive chewing, barking, and digging. They need to be trained to understand basic commands such as no, sit, stay, and come, as well as potty training and leash walking.

Diet and Nutrition

English Toy Terriers require a balanced diet and proper nutrition. Quality diets should be filled with proteins, necessary vitamins and minerals, and carbohydrates. Consult your veterinarian on proper feeding instructions for your specific dog.

Health Problems

English Toy Terriers can be prone to the typical genetic diseases seen in small breeds, such as Legg- Calve-Perthes Disease, patellar luxation, and tracheal collapse. Also sensitive to some vaccinations, anesthetic agents and other drugs, and receptive to heat stroke, English Toy Terriers should be monitored closely and kept in cool and shaded areas.

Breed History

The English Toy Terrier originated in the 19th century in England and was initially believed to have been derived from the Manchester Terrier and the Toy Bulldog. The first breed standard for the English Toy Terrier was introduced in 1888. This breed is still popular in show rings around England, Europe, and beyond.

Where to Buy or Adopt

English Toy Terriers can be purchased from reputable breeders or adopted from shelters. The average cost of a puppy ranges from $500 to $800, whereas adopting can be as little as $50. Prices may vary depending on location, condition, and the age of the puppy.

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