Colour: Jet black and rich mahogany tan
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
keen • alert • discerning • determined • tenacious • devoted
Clean and cat-like, Manchester Terriers appear very delicate, but are robust and determined underneath. Active and curious, they have not lost their desire to hunt. They are wary and aloof with strangers, but affectionate and devoted to their owners.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats and rabbits.
The Manchester Terrier is alert and easily aroused, and has a hard bite.
Medium. Active and likes to be entertained.
owners affectionate, devoted
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers wary, aloof
unfamiliar dogs good if well socialized
Gentle, playful experienced owner who can provide enough activity to keep this active dog entertained and who will enjoy its independent nature.
Tends to bark excessively. Lack of exercise may lead to escapes.
Manchester Terriers, unlike the smaller English Toy Terrier, have ears that fold over and hang down.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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