Manchester Terrier - Standard Dogs

Manchester Terriers bring a good, upbeat energy to any household. Whether playing outdoor games or jogging around the neighborhood, Manchester Terriers give it their all. They are faithful, loyal friends-for-life.

Manchester Terrier - Standard

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Quick Facts

  • 17 - 18 pounds
  • 15 - 16 inches

Ideal Human Companions

    • Retirees
    • Families
    • City-dwellers

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Trademark Traits

    • Watchful
    • Loyal
    • Easygoing
    • Clever
    • Independent

What They Are Like to Live With

Independent without being reserved and protective without being aggressive, Manchester Terriers have a steady temperament. They get along with other dogs, and they are patient with children. All they ask for in return is positive training, affection and attention.

Things You Should Know

Manchester Terriers can live more than 14 years. Common health issues include hip dysplasia and a blood disorder called von Willebrand's Disease. The Manchester Terrier’s glossy coat needs little grooming. It sheds very little and requires only the occasional brushing. Be sure to check its ears regularly for infection.

Manchester Terrier - Standard History

The Manchester Terrier originated in 19th century Manchester, England. Bred from a Whippet and a dark, rat-catching terrier, the Manchester Terrier was used to keep rats away from stables, barns and warehouses.

The Look of a Manchester Terrier - Standard

Manchester Terriers have small, athletic frames covered in smooth, black & tan coats. Their narrow, wedge-shaped heads have erect ears, dark eyes and strong jaws. They have lean necks, narrow chests and tapered tails that either hang low or curl into a hook shape. Overall, Manchester Terriers have a nimble and sleek look.

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The only dog for me!

I was a "cat person" until my former spouse decided we "needed" a dog. We researched thoroughly for a breed appropriate for my TINY house and lazy attitude -- low-maintenance was key! Hence: our Standard Manchester Terrier. At 8 years young Kasha is the perfect pet, active but undemanding, and most tolerant of her 'brother' cat. I highly recommend this breed!

~Joy J., owner of a Manchester Terrier