Thinking about purchasing an Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy Manchester Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Toy Manchester Terrier Profile
The Toy Manchester Terriers (or English Toy Terrier) were registered as separate breeds until 1959 when they became a single breed with the Manchester Terrier with two varieties, the Toy and the Standard. It should be noted that the Toy Manchester may not have their ears cropped as their larger counterparts can. They are a Toy breed with definite terrier characteristics which make them devoted pets who are faithful to their owners. The Toy Manchester Terrier enjoys the comforts of home and should be given a soft bed to lay down in. 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. Toy Manchester Terriers are a true terrier: inquisitive, alert and keen to investigate and look into everything. Although, they are said to be less active than the normal terrier. They have a long lifespan, a moderate 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: English Toy Terrier
Height for Toy Variety:
8 - 13 inches.
Colors: Jet black
and rich tan.
Manchester Terriers are lively and attentive. This breed is more suited for
being watchdog than the typical terrier. They are less active than most terriers,
are wary with strangers and aggressive with other animals. With family, they
are affectionate, gentle and playful. They like the comforts of being inside,
such as something soft to sleep on. Toy Manchester Terriers are alert and untrustworthy
with small animals. Like a terrier, however, they like to dig, bark and protect
their food and toys. Although sensitive to their family, they can be tough when
the need be.
Watch-dog: High. The English
Toy Terrier is a good alert watch-dog, as they are suspicious of strangers.
Toy Manchester Terrier
Care and Training: Toy
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.
Nails should be trimmed periodically. They can obtain their exercise in a small
area, but they do enjoy a good run. The Toy Manchester Terrier should be socialized
at a young age.
Toy Manchester Terrier Health Issues: Sensitivity to the sun, cold and damp weather, deterioration of the ball of hip, possible skin ailments, fractures, slipped stifle, glaucoma, and von Willebrand's disease.
Life Span: 10 - 11 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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