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English Toy Terrier

 (other names: Black-and-tan Toy Terrier, Toy Manchester Terrier)

English Toy Terrier
origin:Great Britain
life expectancy:12 to 13 years
classification:Toy or Terrier, depending on the country
height:25 to 30 cm
weight:2 to 3 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

This breed can be traced back to the sixteenth century, and it is descendent from the black terriers of that period. It´s similarity with the Manchester Terrier is noticeable, and although they are two separate breeds, many people still view them as a toy version of the larger one.

However it was in the prime of industrial revolution that its popularity grew stronger. Used successfully in ratting in the industrial cities, rapidly this dog was forced to change it´s space of action, and started to enter in rat pits contests, where in a given period of time, the ability of theses dogs to hunt and kill rats was put to test.

With the growing tendency of miniaturizing the animals, these dogs suffered a major set-back, health wise, and the