English White Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English White Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin United Kingdom flag United Kingdom
Other Names
What other names does the English White Terrier have?
British White Terrier Old English Terrier White English Terrier Old English White Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

English White Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the English White Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
Unavailable
Unfortunately the English White Terrier is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
Availability
How easy is it to get a English White Terrier?
Unavailable: This dog breed, unfortunately, is no longer available, it may even be extinct.

English White Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small Medium
Weight
How much does the English White Terrier weigh? English White Terrier weight:
8-35 pounds (4-16 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the English White Terrier? English White Terrier average weight:
21.5 pound (10 kg)
Height
How tall is the English White Terrier? English White Terrier height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? English White Terrier average height:
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

English White Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the English White Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Harsh Waterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper English White Terrier's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the English White Terrier and how often?
Advanced: The English White Terrier requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your English White Terrier a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your English White Terrier, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do English White Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the British White Terrier?
English White Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. English White Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the English White Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my English White Terrier every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

English White Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English White Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Affectionate Nervous Quick Lazy Couch Potato Companionable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English White Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low: The English White Terrier is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with these dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey the first command 25% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are English White Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
English White Terriers are hard to train. They don't really get the association between commands and actions. If you want them to obey, you should be very consistent and patient while teaching.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
English White Terriers don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English White Terrier sensitivity:
Sensitive: English White Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: English White Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the British White Terrier need? English White Terrier social needs:
English White Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do English White Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my British White Terrier bark?
Low: The English White Terrier barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is English White Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
English White Terriers are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do English White Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
English White Terriers can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out of the duty of protecting your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do English White Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the British White Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English White Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Moderate

The English White Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the English White Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

English White Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English White Terrier do?
English White Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English White Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English White Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English White Terrier roam?
English White Terriers are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English White Terrier have high prey drive?
English White Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that English White Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is English White Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the English White Terrier breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English White Terriers adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't tolerate moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
English White Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

English White Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? English White Terrier temperament with other people:
English White Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English White Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are English White Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English White Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are English White Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English White Terrier temperament with children:
English White Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English White Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
English White Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is English White Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English White Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
English White Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the English White Terrier is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English White Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
English White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are English White Terriers good office dogs? Do English White Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can English White Terriers be office dogs?
No
English White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English White Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the British White Terrier temperament with senior people? Are English White Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
English White Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.

English White Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do English White Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
English White Terriers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the English White Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the English White Terrier see the vet?
Frequent
The English White Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do English White Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a English White Terrier be? What is the age limit of the English White Terrier? How many years can the oldest English White Terrier live?
6-10 years
The average lifespan of English White Terrier: 8 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English White Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
English White Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English White Terrier have? What is the activity level of the English White Terrier?
English White Terriers are low-energy dogs. They like sleeping hours on a comfortable couch.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do English White Terrier dogs require per day?
English White Terriers exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
English White Terriers need a lot of sleep. They love naps during the day. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the English White Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English White Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the English White Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the English White Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The English White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the English White Terrier drool?
The English White Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the English White Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the English White Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

English White Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English White Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). English White Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English White Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a English White Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. English White Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English White Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. English White Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English White Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The English White Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English White Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

English White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English White Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. English White Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where English White Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

English White Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female English White Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English White Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

English White Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is English White Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is English White Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

English White Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the English White Terrier breed.
  • Shedding Level: English White Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The English White Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The English White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: English White Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: English White Terriers are not the biggest explorers.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low: The English White Terrier is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
  • Trainability: English White Terriers are hard to train.
  • Health Issues: English White Terriers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: English White Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The English White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the English White Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Watchdog Ability: English White Terriers are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Adaptability: English White Terriers adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: English White Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: English White Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: English White Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: English White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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