Manchester Terrier

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Life span

16 Years


10 Kg


Terrier Dogs

Manchester Terrier Overview

This dog breed comes a smooth haired dog with a long tapering nose. They have distinctive beauty and elegant nature. Their skull is flat, they have small piercing eyes and a rather deep chest. They come in black and tan. They weight generally in the region of 5.4 - 10 kg in adult life.

The Manchester Terrier is a devoted dog breed and is great around young children. They're devoted to their loved ones and are always on alert. They're active by nature and a discerning and gay like demeanour.

Manchester Terrier Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Manchester Terrier originates back in the 19th century and was first developed for rat-catching. 

Manchester Terrier Temperament

The Manchester Terrier is intelligent and inquisitive nature. they're feisty and very affectionate, making them great pets for your home. This wonderful dog breed is courageous and tough and always willing to please. 

Manchester Terrier Training

Training your Manchester Terrier is relatively easy provided they're trained from an early age. The Manchester Terrier is active and loves to learn and remain useful. Obedience training is recommended for this dog breed, as well as agility training. 


The Manchester Terrier scores low in terms of grooming needs. Weekly brushing should suffice for their coat, but they do require regular cleaning of their ears to prevent a buildup of dirt which can lead to infection. As with all dog breeds, they require regular teeth brushing. 


There are some recognised health conditions for the Manchester Terrier but it's worth noting that not all Manchester Terriers will develop the following health conditions:

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Von Willebrands disease 
  • Secondary glaucoma 



Manchester Terrier Exercise Needs

The Manchester Terrier requires plenty of daily exercise which should be for 60 minutes a day. As they're an active dog breed, they need to spend plenty of time off their leads to run and let off some steam. This wonderful dog breed is agile and loves to dart about, play games and be generally active. The Manchester Terrier would suit a family that loves the great outdoors. 

Children and other pets

The Manchester Terrier is great with children and other household pets, provided they are socialised correctly from a young age. Playtime must always be supervised to prevent rough play. The Manchester Terrier would suit a family with older children.