Good with Kids:
The Manchester Terrier is a very intelligent and high-spirited Terrier. They usually come in black and tan colours. They are usually dominant towards dogs but friendly to children. They demand plenty of exercise and love to run. They are exceptional watchdogs.
Country of origin:
Small dog breeds
This is a high-spirited, very intelligent and cunning dog which is eager to learn, lively and sportive, alert and vigilant, barks normally only when there is danger, and bonds very closely with its handler.
Terrier dog breeds (AKC)
37-40cm for dogs and 39-42cm for bitches
Some of the dogs can be rather dominant towards their own kind but they get on well with children. It is advisable to get them used to cats and other household animals quite early on. Manchester Terriers make exceptional watchdogs because in spite of their size they do not hesitate to go into action when necessary. They are also first-rate rat and mole catchers.
The coat is short, sleek and shiny. The most usual colour is black and tan.
The Manchester Terrier does not require much grooming. During the moulting period, the dead and loose hairs can be removed with a rubber brush. Afterwards, use a chamois-leather to make the coat shiny. Keep the ear passages clean and the claws short.
This dog likes to please its handler and learns quite quickly. They can be outstanding in activities like agility skills and fly-ball, but they can also do well in obedience trials.