English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

Other name: English toy terrier Black and Tan

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Life expectancy

The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 12 in
Male Between 10 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 4 and 7 lb
Male Between 4 and 7 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Very short Short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) costs between £515 and £930

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More details about the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan): Origins and history

This breed of toy dogs dates back to the 15th century, according to historic records. However, it gained in popularity around the 1800’s when they were used as ratters. The country was overrun with these vermin, and the little dogs did a fantastic job of keeping their numbers low. At this time, they were called Miniature Black and Tan terriers, until 1960, when the breed title was changed to the English Toy terrier.

In later years, breeders were known to interbreed dogs in an attempt to produce the smallest dog. This however, resulted in many congenital and hereditary health conditions and the reduction in terrier breed numbers.

FCI classification of the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 4 : Toy Terriers

Training a English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

As these small terriers are such independent thinkers, it is important that they are trained and socialised early. As with many other sensitive breeds, he’s not too happy with harsh words or reprimands when training. You will probably discover that this high-energy, lively little dog will respond better to positive reinforcement methods, which will bring out the best in him.

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan): Purchase price

The average price of a KC registered, English Toy terrier is around the £930 mark and £515 for a dog not registered at the KC.

In addition, when you take into account the feeding costs to provide a good quality, nutritious dog food, either wet or dry, this can mount up to between £20 and £30 each month. Then you need to factor in the cost of either spaying or neutering the pup when they are old enough, plus annual health checks, vaccinations and annual boosters, together with pet insurance cover and the average monthly cost is between £50 to £80.

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