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The Manchester Terrier is part of the Terrier (Standard); Toy (Toy) group. The Manchester Terrier is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Manchester Terrier is Excellent. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Rodent Catcher, Watch Dog The Manchester Terrier lifestyle is Housepet

It is important that when contacting a Manchester Terrier breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Manchester Terrier from a petstore which commonly are known to support Manchester Terrier puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Manchester Terrier health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Manchester Terrier breed standard.

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Manchester Terrier
Group:  Terrier (Standard); Toy (Toy)
Shoulder Height: 00.00 in - 00.00 in
Weight: 12-16 pounds Standard; 7-12 pounds Toy
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Fair
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Great Britain - Developed in the 1570s as the original ratting terrier. Descendant of British Black and Tan Terrier, famous for its prowess as a working Terrier keeping vermin under control and as a fierce combatant in the rat pit. Nearly became extinct when Britain outlawed blood sports and ear cropping. A man named Handly from Manchester began breeding the Black & Tan increasing its numbers and improving its looks until the breed name was changed to Manchester Terrier in appreciation of his efforts.

Character: This dog is high-spirited, intelligent and cunning. It only barks in times of danger.

Temperment: They get along well with children, but may try to dominate other dogs. This breed needs to get used to cats and other household pets at a young age.They make excellent watchdogs.

Coat: Usually black and tan. It is short, sleek, and shiny.

Care Dead and loose hairs should be removed with a rubber brush. Ears need to be kept clean, and claws must be kept short.

Colour: Black/tan

Comments: Excellent show dogs and great companion dogs with a long lifespan and a good health profile. Great child's pet. Extremely intelligent. Often mistaken for a miniature or puppy Doberman Pinscher because of its markings. Has an alert bark and is a .

Purposes: Family Pet, Rodent Catcher, Watch Dog

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