English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

There is substantial debate over whether or not the English Toy Terrier is a distinct breed or is simply a variety of Manchester Terrier. Regardless it did develop from and is closely related to the larger Manchester Terrier and shares the majority of it's early history with that breed. For more information please see the history section of the Manchester Terrier article.

Breed Information

Breed Basics

Country of Origin: 
Size: 
X-Small 4-8 lb
LifeSpan: 
12 to 15 Years
Trainability: 
Moderate Effort Required
Energy Level: 
High Energy
Grooming: 
Rarely
Protective Ability: 
Good Watchdog
Hypoallergenic Breed: 
No
Space Requirements: 
House with Yard
Compatibility With Other Pets: 
May Be Okay With Other Pets If Raised Together
May Have Problems With Non-Canine Pets
Not Recommended For Homes With Small Animals
Litter Size: 
3-6 puppies
Names: 
English Toy Terrier, ETT, English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan)

Height/Weight

Males: 
6-8 inches, 10-12 inches
Females: 
6-8 inches, 10-12 inches

Kennel Clubs and Recognition

FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale): 
KC (The Kennel Club): 
Toy
NZKC (New Zealand Kennel Club): 
Appearance: 

 

The English Toy Terrier is nearly identical to the Toy Manchester Terrier.  This breed does tend to be somewhat smaller, and standards call for an ideal weight of 6-8 pounds.  At one point many of these dogs were as small as 2 pounds, but such animals are very unhealthy.  The other primary difference is that English Toy Terriers tend to have slightly wider ears, but this is as much as aspirational goal of breeders than an actual difference.  As more and more Toy Manchester Terrier blood enters English Toy Terrier lines, any differences other than size will likely disappear.

 

Temperament: 

 

For more information see Temperament section of Manchester Terrier article.

 

Grooming Requirements: 

 

For more information see Grooming section of Manchester Terrier article.

 

Health Issues: 

 

For more information see Health section of Manchester Terrier article.

 

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