English Toy Terrier Breed Maintenance
The English Toy Terrier is very easy to care for with their short dense coat that fits like a glove. They look well tailored in their black and tan coat, with not a hair out of place. This dog may be small but they are intelligent, intensely loyal, affectionate and a great companion. They do need to have company as they tend to suffer separation anxiety if they are left alone for too long. Because of this trait, they can enjoy the attention that the grooming process allows. A good brushing once or twice a week should keep this little pooch looking dapper, and a rub down with a soft damp cloth will keep their coat clean. Save a bath for when they really need it, and use dog preparations such as shampoo specifically formulated to save the natural oils in their skin. These little dogs can have some skin or allergy issues, so use very mild, gentle products to avoid disturbing the skin's balance. Other maintenance steps are keeping their teeth brushed twice or three times a week, checking their ears for signs of infection, and trimming their toenails. Once that's done, it's time for a cuddle and maybe a doggie treat for your affectionate English Toy Terrier.