Owning your first ETT – Chaos’ Story
Why did you get an English Toy Terrier? Have you owned one before?
“No Chaos is our first pup! We wanted an apartment sized dog but didn’t want to go for the popular apartment breeds, which can come with underlying genetic health problems; disproportionate price tags; and we felt the market for them can promote unhealthy breeding practices (puppy farms).
So we researched a few breeds and fell in love as soon as we saw those ears. The breed being of Manchester descent was a massive plus (originally bred for killing rats in Manchester pubs), as he’d already like the same music and football team as us.
They are a smart, loyal breed, generally really healthy (when bought from one of the excellent KC Registered breeders in the UK), energetic, brave and totally soft. Great with new people (though a tiny bit aloof until the treats come out). Temperament is playful and generally hilarious. As a puppy, very mischievous but why else would you get a puppy!
He’s also a looker, a good mix of looking a little bit nails but with that puppyish toy breed adorableness (is that a word?).”
What was it like having an English Toy Terrier puppy?
How was he to train?
What is the best thing about having an English Toy Terrier?