Manchester Terrier

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Manchester Terrier History

The Manchester Terrier is a toy terrier that originated in England. The Manchester Terrier is a popular, although small, purebred dog. The Manchester Terrier has a distinguished pedigree, with its history dating back over 100 years. The Kennel Club first recognized the breed in 1886. The origin of the name “Manchester” for the modern Manchester is not entirely clear; it may refer to the textile mills of that city or to that city’s football team, which frequently played against other northern teams. The Manchester is known for its distinctive black and tan coat, which is raised above the body. The head is wedge-shaped, with a broad skull and moderately long muzzle. The ears are small and erect, and the tail is docked to one third of its original length. The eyes are round and the dark, expressive eyes give the face a lively expression. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The history of the Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a lapdog, or companion, that was developed in Yorkshire, England, in the latter part of the 18th century. The Yorkie is a toy-sized, short-coated, smooth-haired terrier. The Yorkie is a sturdy-looking, compact little dog with a square body, deep chest, and sturdy legs. The head of the Yorkie is broad, with a slightly rounded skull. The nose is black, as are the medium-sized, oval, dark eyes. The medium-length tail is carried low, with the end curled over the back. The ears are erect, set high

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English White Terrier

Manchester Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Manchester Terrier is a small, medium-to-large, muscular, and athletic dog that typically stands between 15 and 17 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 20 and 30 pounds. They have a round head with a blunt muzzle and erect ears. Their short, shiny coat is red, white, and tan in color. The Manchester Terrier has an independent, confident, strong-willed personality. They are alert, attentive, and brave.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 22 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 7 – 22 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 22 lbs

Manchester Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


14-16 yrs

Manchester Terrier Health Concerns

Lens Luxation, Hydrocephalus, Hip Dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Manchester Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Manchester Terrier is an energetic, playful and active breed of dog. They are intelligent and love to learn, making them easy to train. They are very friendly with family members, but may be shy around strangers and new situations. They love playing with children and other household pets, but may try to chase smaller animals and small children.

Manchester Terrier Activity Requirements

Manchester Terriers are small, sturdy, and compact, originally bred for ratting. They are very active, quick, and agile. While they are not high-energy, they do require regular exercise. A daily walk or a few 15-minute play sessions are enough to keep your Manchester happy. Because of their athletic nature, the Manchester Terrier is not recommended for people who don’t spend a lot of time at home. While they don’t require constant attention, they do tend to be anxious when they are left alone for long periods of time.

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Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Manchester Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Manchester Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Manchester Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Manchester Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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