About the Breed


So, you want to know more about the English Toy Terrier?

The English Toy Terrier may be toy in size but they’re all terrier at heart. Alert, inquisitive and high energy, these little dogs are always up for an adventure – unless it’s raining, of course. ETTs are well known for not liking wet weather, so you better have a blanket on the sofa at the ready for the rainy days. They are charming and intelligent dogs with big personalities – though they may all look alike, they’re certainly all very individual. English Toy Terriers are extremely loyal to their family with lots of love to give. Very affectionate dogs, they’re most happy curled up on a lap, under a blanket.

The perfect blend of toy and terrier. A big personality in a small package.


The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) often called the “ETT” for short, is Britain’s oldest native toy breed. These elegant and charming terriers make excellent companions.

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Breed History

Formerly known as the Black and Tan Terrier, the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) has possibly been around since the 1500s.

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KC Breed Standard

A Breed Standard is the guideline published and managed by the Kennel Club, which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament, appearance of the breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.

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BLOG: Spotlight on History

Johnny Richardson’s spotlight on key dogs and kennels throughout the history of our club.

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Health is our no. 1 priority as custodians of the breed. Find out what health issues face the English Toy Terrier and what we’re doing to minimise them.

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