Breed Profile

English Toy Terrier

English Toy Terrier
English Toy Terrier
They started out in England as Toy Manchester Terriers, progressed to Toy Black and Tans, then to Miniature Black and Tans and in 1962 took their present title of English Toy Terrier.

Despite its small size, it still retains the ability to hunt vermin, inherited from its Manchester Terrier forebears, and can be an excellent ratter. The Italian Greyhound is also believed to been used in its development and that could account for the more elegant, slender outline. The result is a graceful, well-balanced, compact Toy dog, with Terrier temperament and characteristics.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These cute little dogs usually live to 10 years of age, but given lots of love and attention and the right nutrition will often live to 13 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Sleek and richly coloured, the English Toy Terrier should always be black and tan, with the distinctive coat pattern laid down in the breed standard. A distinguishing feature is the candle-flame shaped ears, and the small, dark, sparkling eyes add to its alert expression. It is not aggressive, and is affectionate and friendly, making a charming, intelligent companion. It is an excellent housedog, giving warning of intruders before its owner is aware.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent. But any pet rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs should be protected by secure enclosures.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

This delightful little dog is easy to care for as its short, smooth, odourless coat requires little more than a daily brushing. Although lightly built, it is quite robust, but having a naturally fine coat it is best suited as a housedog. Some may need a coat for outdoors in the colder weather. With its hunting Terrier background it is naturally quite active, and although it can manage well in a small garden or apartment, it will still benefit physically and mentally with a daily walk.

Please take note:
Annual checks and vaccinations are essential, as is regular worming. Your vet will explain the dangers of heartworm, and advise on the preventative measures.

IDEAL OWNERS

It is good with children, but tends to be a one-man dog, so is admirably suited to single people, and older couples or families.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the English Toy Terrier is the dog for you and you are prepared to supervise it around any smaller pets in the home, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Paige Saunders Yurrugar VIC Contact
Paige Saunders YURRUGAR VIC Contact
Rachel Whiteman Kokopelii QLD Contact
Susan Tynan Antrimlodge QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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