The English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) is a small breed of terrier in the toy dog group. The Toy Manchester Terrier and the English Toy Terrier are considered to be the same breed in all countries; it is merely the name that is the difference between them. Thanks to Antrim Kennels for the pictures of puppies & adults used on this page, and the additional information provided.
The breed standards for the English Toy Terrier and the Toy Manchester Terrier (which was developed in the United States) are very similar, but there are subtle differences. One evident one is that the ETT must exhibit ‘candle flame’ ears. Further, the breed standard of the English Toy Terrier is often interpreted to describe a lighter, finer dog than the type acceptable under the Toy Manchester Terrier breed standard.
Because the ETT is facing extinction, the Kennel Club (UK) has opened its Stud Book to allow Toy Manchester Terriers which fit the breed standard of the English Toy Terrier to be transferred to English Toy Terrier breed clubs. Many owners in Great Britain are against this decision; others see it as the only way to preserve the breed.