The ancestor of the English toy terrier is considered the current black and tan terrier. For several centuries, these small dogs helped to cleanse the streets of England from rats in other words, they often served as rats. Moreover, the black and tan terrier even became one of the main participants in rat battles. Later, when such entertainments were banned, dogs began to be used as decorative indoor pets, obviously due to small size and pleasant nature.
In the XX century, breeders decided to divide black and taned terriers into several classes depending on weight. So in 1920, the Manchester Terrier officially appeared, and a few years later-the English toy terrier. Today, these breeds are also closely related, and often Manchester terriers are used to restore the gene pool TOEEN.
The English toy terrier, despite the miniature size, has a balanced character and a stable psyche. However, often encountered petty trembling in moments of excitement is not considered a breed defect.
That English loves to be in the center of universal attention and will be happy to spend time with the family. But do not immediately classify him with decorative breeds. Still, the ancestors of this dog were excellent rats and coped with their duties with a bang. Echoes of the hunting past make themselves felt: the dog can snap even in large relatives without looking at their dimensions. The brave and brave dog needs timely socialization so that he calmly reacts to other animals and does not rush with barking at strangers.
English, like other representatives of miniature breeds, may have a “complex of Napoleon”. The dog is convinced of its superiority and does not always evaluate its strength objectively.
With children, representatives of the breed get along well if the kids do not bother them. Sading pet will support games both in the house and in the fresh air. It is very important to explain to the child the rules of conduct with animals so that he does not accidentally injure the pet.
The English toy terrier may be quite jealous. It all depends on the nature of a particular dog and its upbringing. But, if a puppy appears in a house where there are already other animals, the probability that they will become friends are much higher.
Behind the short wool of the English toy terrier, it is quite simple to take care of. It should be periodically wiped with a damp towel and bathe as it is contaminated. During the molting period, the pet is combed with a massage brush.
It is important to monitor the claws and oral cavity of the dog. Miniature rocks are more than other tooth tooth.
Conditions of detention
English toy terrier is a small energetic dog. It can be accustomed to a diaper, but walks cannot be canceled, twice a day a mandatory minimum. The dog does not tolerate cold weather, so in winter you should take care of insulated clothes, and the time of walks can be reduced.