Manchester Terrier

The Manchester Terrier are robust although appears to be a delicate little dog, they are not. This is a curious dog that is rather active and busy.

These small dogs are wary and somewhat aloof around strangers, but are affectionate and always devoted to their owners and family around them.

Manchester Terrier Facts

Manchester Terrier (toy)

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 38-41 cm (15-16 in)

Weight: 5-10 kg (11-22 lb)

Coat: Smooth and glossy with a close to the skin finish

Colour: Jet black and rich mahogany tan

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

As you would expect a hunting dog to be, these dogs are alert and very easily aroused. They are described as being keen, discerning, devoted and determined.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs have medium exercise requirements, they are active and do need to be kept entertained. Two good walks each day is needed for this breed of dog.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are devoted to their owners and will shown them lots of love and affection.

Children: Good around children, even more so if raised with them.

Other Pets: These dogs love to chase and have a high prey drive. There is a good chance that they will cause harm to small pets and may well injure cats.

Strangers: Will be wary of strangers and a little reserved.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are good around other unknown dogs if well socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

The Manchester Terrier is known to bark excessively and a lack of exercise could well lead to escapes. Just be careful of them around small pets if you have any.

Health Risks

There are six health risks to take note of with this breed including; hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes, progressive retinal atrophy, seizures, hypothyroidism, limbs break easily when young.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner for the Manchester Terrier should be experienced, gentle and have a lot of time for play and walks to keep the dog active and busy.

More Photos

Female Manchester Terrier with jet black rich mahogany tan coat Male Manchester Terrier with jet black fur coat

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