The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club

The Only Official Club Recognised by the Kennel Club est. 1938

The English Toy Terrier (Black And Tan) Club was formed in 1938 and celebrated its 80th Anniversary in 2018. The main aim of the club is to encourage breeding and judging in accordance with the recognised standard of the breed and to do everything in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed.

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About the Breed

Often called the “ETT” for short is Britain’s oldest native toy breed.
They are on The Kennel Club’s vulnerable breed list with about 100 per year bred.

Breed Standard

A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.Learn More »

Health & Welfare

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) are generally a healthy breed but are known to suffer from a few health issues which are quite rare thanks to careful health screening by responsible breeders.Learn More »

Breed History

Formally known as the Black and Tan Terrier, the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) ETT has possibly been around since the 1500’s. Learn More »

Buying a Puppy

Owning an English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) ETT is decision that brings many rewards with it. These can include a healthier lifestyle, improved sociability and sense of community, as well as companionship.Learn More »

Latest News

Check out our latest new including show results and general club updates

Modern Dogs Of The UK : The View from 1894

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Rawdon Lee wrote several books about the UK dogs breeds in the 1880's and 1890's. His 1894... read more

Happy New year

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The Committee of the ETT (Black & Tan) Club wish all club members and fans a very happy New... read more

The Evolution Of The ETT

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The club recently 'serialised' the breed history written by John Richardson (Reeberrich) on the ETT Archive site. Many... read more


Future Events

Up and Coming Events in the English Toy Terrier diary include