Manchester Terrier Dog Breed

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  • Origin: England
  • Group: Terrier
  • Weight: 6 – 10 kg
  • Height: 30 – 40 cm
  • Colors: black, black-brown, blue, brown
  • Training: Easy to train
  • Care: it needs movement
  • Temperament: devoted, active, intelligent, elegant
  • Health: attention to skin burns
  • Puppies: 2 to 4
  • Average age: 14-16 years


It was created by the breeder John Hulme at the end of the eighteenth century through the cross between Whippet and the Highland Terrier. It has grown in the area around Manchester, hence its name.

Manchester Terrier’s Food

Diet is very important for the Manchester Terrier. It is a small and active dog and, if not properly cared for, eczema may appear on the skin.

Like many other dog breeds, it can consume food purchased from the store as well as home-cooked food as long as it contains all the vitamins and minerals it needs.

Keep in mind that it is an energetic dog that, despite its small stature, consumes a lot of energy.

Avoid giving your dog chocolate, cocoa, ice cream or other similar sweets. Corn or salad is not recommended in large quantities. Instead, they must have access to fresh water whenever thirsty.

Manchester Terrier’s Aspect

It’s a small dog with a short, elegant, graceful body, like a Doberman Pinscher dwarf. The head is long and narrow, conical with the snout equal in length to the skull, with a black nose.

The eyes are small, black. The ears are small, triangular, wider at the base, sharp at the top and can hold them up or left. The tail is wider at the base and pointed at the top, worn a bit high but not on the back.

The fur is short, right, glossy and soft. The most common combination is black with brown hair, bot, lower leg, tail, chest and inside of the ears.

Manchester Terrier’s Behavior

He is a smart, bold dog, willing to learn, lively, alert and vigilant, courageous, barking only in case of danger. Affectively and devoted to the family, he is cautious with strangers.

He understands the children well. He likes to dig like all terriers and can be aggressive with small domestic animals if he has not been socialized by the little one.

Manchester Terrier’s Training

He is an easy-to-learn dog because he learns easily and wants to please his master. Training must be consistent, mild, varied.

It performs well in canine sports such as: fly-ball, agility races even in training exercises.

Manchester Terrier’s Features

It is a dog that adapts to the living conditions that are offered to him: outdoors or in the block but he needs daily motion, running and playing.

It does not require much experience in raising dogs. He needs socialization. This dog’s coat does not require too much care. It is possible to remove dead hair with a rubber brush during the moult period.

He is a good hunter of foxes, bumps, rats. He’s a devoted pet dog.

Manchester Terrier’s Diseases

Some specimens may suffer from glaucoma. Von Willebrad’s disease characterized as a genetic disease of blood can also be found in specimens of this breed.

Doctors recommend that animals of this breed not be kept in the sun during the summer. Because of short fur and skin sensitivity, Manchester Terriers may suffer skin burns and even sunburn.

The life expectancy of a Manchester Terrier is 12-15 years.

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