Dog Breed Profiles

Manchester Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, ratter and companion dog. 
Life Expectancy
15 + Years 
Color
Jet black and rich tan. 
Coat
Close, smooth, short, and glossy. 
Exercise Needs
Can obtain his exercise in a small area, but does enjoy a good run. 
Temperament
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. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The Manchester Terrier makes a great companion animal and really appreciates being taken out for walks.

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