Some might think of the English Toy Terrier (also referred to as the Toy Manchester Terrier) as a miniature version of a Doberman or may mistake them for a Miniature Pinscher. They have the same colouring, muscular look, shiny coat and long pointy face as a Doberman, but are much smaller. And they are certainly as brave as Dobermans! But other than that they are typical terriers.
English Toy Terriers are alert, stubborn and fearless. They needed all these characteristics when in the past they were used to chase and kill rodents. Many people have heard of this breed through the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. They were also used as entertainers of fine ladies back in the old days!
Today English Toy Terriers are still natural entertainers and like to perform and please their owners. They are easy to train and love learning new things. They might be small - with a max weight of 3.5kg - and their size will not scare away anybody. But, hearing their bark alone, any intruder is likely to think that there’s a big scary dog fiercely guarding your house! Barking is quite common for this breed and therefore they are not recommended as an apartment dog.
This breed is quite rare to find and finding a good breeder is essential.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|