Thinking about purchasing an Manchester Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Manchester Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Manchester Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Manchester Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Manchester Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Manchester Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Manchester Terrier Profile
The Manchester Terriers were registered as separate breeds until 1959 when they became a single breed with the Toy Manchester Terrier. Now they have two varieties, the Toy and the Standard. The Toy is an exact model replica of the Standard. This breed is thought to be a contributing progenitor to several other breeds. Both have cropped erect ears or naturally drop ears. They have hardly a stop at all on the face, and come in colors of black and tan. They have the usual Doberman markings. Manchester Terriers are a true terrier: inquisitive, alert and keen to investigate and look into everything. They have a long lifespan, a high activity level and a good watchdog bark. They are intelligent, one-person dogs. they can, however, be difficult to train and do not readily obey their owners. They cannot be trusted around small animals either, as they have a high prey drive. Despite this, Manchester Terriers are easy to care for, clean, alert and make excellent companions.
Other Names: Black and Tan Terrier, Gentleman's Terrier
Colors: Jet black
and rich tan or mahogany. Much the same markings as the Doberman, the tan or
mahogany markings generally appear on the muzzle, forelegs, on the chest, inside
the ears and on the underside of the tail. They also sometimes have tan "eyebrows".
Terriers are intelligent, personable, and high-strung. They have a lot of energy,
are alert and will use their bark to let their owners know what is going on.
Manchester Terriers are affectionate with family, wary of strangers and adaptable.
They can be possessive and also like to dig. They are not good with other small
pets, as they will probably hunt them. They are good with children, although
they are not as good with smaller children. Manchester Terriers are said to
have a short temper. They should be trained and socialized to avoid such aggressive
Watch-dog: Very High. Manchester
Terriers are very alert and on the lookout for anything unusual.
Manchester Terrier Care and Training:
Manchester Terriers are easy to care for as all they require is a daily brushing
or a rub down to give their coat a shine. Bathe only when necessary. Manchester
Terriers obtain their exercise in a small area, but do enjoy a good run. They
should be socialized at a young age to prevent aggressive hostilities toward
other animals. Apartments are fine for this breed as long as exercise is given.
Activity: Very High. They are
a very active breed; very energetic.
Manchester Terrier Health Issues: Lens luxation, Secondary Glaucoma, skin problems and von Willebrand's disease (blood clotting disease).
Life Span: 13 - 15 + years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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