English Toy Terrier - Black and Tan
Colour: Black and tan
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
English Toy Terrier are discerning, determined and tenacious.
English Toy Terriers look like a smaller version of the Manchester Terrier, but have pricked ears. Cat-like and clean, they are active, lively and playful. Aloof with strangers, they prefer to be with their owners.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, later as a companion.
This dog is alert, feisty and playful.
Medium. Needs to be kept entertained.
owners affectionate, devoted
children puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children
other pets may be problematic with small pets
strangers wary, aloof
unfamiliar dogs good if well socialized
Gentle, playful experienced owner who can provide enough activity to keep this active dog entertained and who will enjoy its rather independent nature.
Tends to bark excessively. Lack of exercise may lead to escapes.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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