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Texangals kennels had its origins back in November 2014 when Kat, the owner, said those fateful words to her husband: "Either I'm moving back to the US this year, or we're getting a dog." Robert replied, "What kind of dog?"

Thus was born the quest for a family dog that was black-and-tan, didn't need much grooming, was small enough for our English garden, but not too big to eat too much or poo too much, etc, who could cuddle on the couch but outlast us on the hills of the Lake District.

A breed to suit our desires for versatility!

When all these details were plugged into the Kennel Club's online "Find a Puppy" quiz, there was one final question it asked: "Do you want a vulnerable breed?"

Once I chose that box, the only option for us was the English Toy Terrier.

We were very lucky that a litter was ready to go in the new year, and we got first pick of the girls. Bonnie was the largest girl and, we thought, the one with the nicest face, so we drove 3 hours on New Year's Eve to fetch her home and start her life with us.

It wasn't long before I entered the showing world, and Bonnie's receipt of Best Puppy in Show at our first English Toy Terrier Club meeting gave me the bug!

A move to the US in June of 2016 has hampered our showing career, but not daunted, we're hoping to get our feet wetter and wetter as we add to our kennel and start branching out to shows further and farther afield.

In the meantime, we took advantage of Bonnie's timely season of the summer to breed her to a Maggical stud called Rhett, and whelped our first litter of puppies. We're hoping this is the start of great things there, too, whether in the show ring or something like agility, fly ball, or any of the number of cool offerings that weren't really as available to us in the UK.

The Toy Manchester community here in the US seems to be very helpful (if not MILES away!!!), so as we try to promote the breed in both popularity and in health, we're thankful for the chance to be involved, and to be blessed by these wonderful little dogs.

You're welcome to email us at texangals<at>gmail<dot>com


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