The English Toy Terrier (ETT for short) was originally bred for the purpose of hunting and killing rats in both homes, and stores. Due to this prowess, the ETT was in particularly high demand in the 19th century, the onset of the industrial revolution bringing with it a huge spike in the rat population in England. Despite being terriers, these dogs are quite affectionate and enjoy nothing more than a cuddle and play. With a smooth coat black and tan in colour, these dogs are distinctive through their pointy ears and lean build. A very vocal breed, these dogs love to bark to get their message across.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
Small in stature but big in heart, these dogs are energetic however do not have particularly demanding exercise needs. With that said, owners should ensure that their requirements of around 30 minutes per day are met, as these dogs may become overweight otherwise. Although generally affectionate and loving in nature, it is important to remember that these dogs are terriers and as such are not suitable for families with young children. If tugged or teased, these dogs are prone to losing their tempers and snapping, and therefore may pose a risk to babies and toddlers. Their vocal nature tends to them being particularly good watchdogs, these dogs able to quickly detect suspicious activity in and around the house.
Common Health Issues
Glaucoma, Von Willebrand's Disease, Heat Bumps.