Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terriers combine the streamlined grace of a small coursing hound and the instincts of a fearless rat terrier. These racy little dogs come in two size varieties: Toy (not exceeding 12 pounds) and Standard (not exceeding 22 pounds). They're easily recognized by a tight coat of rich mahogany tan and jet black. The head is long and wedge-shaped; tan spots above each eye point up a watchful expression. Manchesters can motor, running with good reach in front and propulsive rear drive powered by a muscular caboose.

  • Personality: Spirited, bright, keenly observant; dead loyal, in an independent terrier way
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Swift and athletic, Manchesters need time and space to enjoy being themselves
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 10-12 inches (toy), 15-16 inches (standard)
  • Weight: under 12 pounds (toy), 12-22 pounds (standard)
  • Life Expectancy: 15-17 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

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The sole difference between the Standard and Toy Manchester, besides size of course, is ear shape.

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