- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, ratter and companion dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 15 + Years
- Jet black and rich tan.
- Close, smooth, short, and glossy.
- Exercise Needs
- Can obtain his exercise in a small area, but does enjoy a good run.
- He is a true terrier, inquisitive, alert and keen to investigate and look into everything. The Manchester Terrier is alsoiIntell
- Good with Children
- May not tolerate the hectic activity of young children. May be overly aggressive to other animals.
- Grooming Needs
- Easy to care for as all he requires is a daily brushing or a rub down to give his coat a shine. Bathe only when necessary.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 14 - 16
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 14 - 16
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 7 - 22
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 7 - 22
- Health Issues
- Lens luxation, secondary glaucoma.v
- Living Conditions
- Apartment if daily walks are given or a house with a yard.
The Manchester Terrier were registered as separate breeds until 1959 when they became a single breed with the Toy Manchester Terrier with two varieties, the Toy and the Standard. He is easy to care for, clean and alert and makes an excellent companion. He was originally known as the Black and Tan Terrier in the 16th century in England he was used as a ratter and a companion dog. He may have been crossed with the Whippet, Greyhound and other terriers to produce the Standard Manchester.
The Manchester Terrier makes a great companion animal and really appreciates being taken out for walks.
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