English Toy Terrier

Other names: Black and Tan Toy Terrier, Black and Tan English Toy Terrier, Black And Tan English Toy Terrier

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The Black and Tan Toy Terrier is a small, well-proportioned dog with a compact yet elegant appearance. Harmoniously constructed, it presents a silhouette with pure lines.



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Hair type Short
Origin Britain
Template Small
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 3 kg to 4 kg From 25 cm to 30 cm
Male From 3 kg to 4 kg From 25 cm to 30 cm
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History of the breed

Probably descendant of the Manchester Terrier , of which it corresponds to a dwarf form, the Black and Tan Toy Terrier was developed from the 19th century in Britain . Highly prized by wealthy English families, it was mainly used as a rat and toy dog . He had quickly become prominent in rat hunting contests.

English Toy Terrier Pictures

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Physical features

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Black and Tan Toy Terrier is a dog that stands out for its liveliness and courage . Formerly used for rat hunting, it inherited their terrier qualities from its ancestors. At the same time, he displays the characteristics of the pleasure and companion dog, with a docile, intelligent and cheerful temperament. Very playful and quite affectionate , he gets along with the whole family.

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The Black and Tan Toy Terrier should benefit from early education and socialization . Its grip by its master must be both firm and without balance of power.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Black and Tan Toy Terrier adapts to all family situations and different lifestyles , as long as it is sufficiently walked and cared for. The breed is to be avoided if you have rodents as pets, because its instinct of ratter can resurface.


Ease of gaining weight

Despite its small size, the Black and Tan Toy Terrier enjoys rather robust health . Be careful, however, not to spoil it on the food side so as not to disturb its balance.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends an English Toy Terrier dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 14 years old

Maximum: 16 years

The life expectancy of an English Toy Terrier is, on average, between 14 years and 16 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Black and Tan Toy Terrier is a very easy to maintain dog. Due to its short hair and its small size, it does not require great efforts on this point. However, he should not be neglected: his hair should be kept clean and shiny, his skin protected, his eyes and ears regularly examined and cleaned.


It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to maintain the shine of his coat and the good health of his skin.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 1,600
€ 1,800

The purchase price of an English Toy Terrier is between 1600 € and 1800 €.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of an English Toy Terrier is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Black and Tan Toy Terrier needs a minimum of daily exercise, with a good walk each day and outdoor activities.



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