Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

English Toy Terrier

English Toy Terrier
English Toy Terrier
They started out in England as Toy Manchester Terriers, progressed to Toy Black and Tans, then to Miniature Black and Tans and in 1962 took their present title of English Toy Terrier.

Despite its small size, it still retains the ability to hunt vermin, inherited from its Manchester Terrier forebears, and can be an excellent ratter. The Italian Greyhound is also believed to been used in its development and that could account for the more elegant, slender outline. The result is a graceful, well-balanced, compact Toy dog, with Terrier temperament and characteristics.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These cute little dogs usually live to 10 years of age, but given lots of love and attention and the right nutrition will often live to 13 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Sleek and richly coloured, the English Toy Terrier should always be black and tan, with the distinctive coat pattern laid down in the breed standard. A distinguishing feature is the candle-flame shaped ears, and the small, dark, sparkling eyes add to its alert expression. It is not aggressive, and is affectionate and friendly, making a charming, intelligent companion. It is an excellent housedog, giving warning of intruders before its owner is aware.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent. But any pet rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs should be protected by secure enclosures.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

This delightful little dog is easy to care for as its short, smooth, odourless coat requires little more than a daily brushing. Although lightly built, it is quite robust, but having a naturally fine coat it is best suited as a housedog. Some may need a coat for outdoors in the colder weather. With its hunting Terrier background it is naturally quite active, and although it can manage well in a small garden or apartment, it will still benefit physically and mentally with a daily walk.

Please take note:
Annual checks and vaccinations are essential, as is regular worming. Your vet will explain the dangers of heartworm, and advise on the preventative measures.

IDEAL OWNERS

It is good with children, but tends to be a one-man dog, so is admirably suited to single people, and older couples or families.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the English Toy Terrier is the dog for you and you are prepared to supervise it around any smaller pets in the home, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Paige Saunders Yurrugar VIC Contact
Paige Saunders YURRUGAR VIC Contact
Rachel Whiteman Kokopelii QLD Contact
Susan Tynan Antrimlodge QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)