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Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Rat killing and rabbit coursing.
AKC recognized: 1886
AKC group: Terrier, Toy
Weight: 8 to 22 lbs
Jet black and rich mahogany tan.
Up to 20 years.
The Manchester Terrier is alert, agile, observant, devoted, courageous, and powerful for its size. Because of their small size and low grooming and exercise requirements, they are a good choice for apartment dwellers as well as elderly or disabled dog owners. Gentle, loyal, obedient and playful, they make great family dogs. Because of their strong ratting instinct, they are not suitable for households with pet rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, or other small animals.
Good with other dogs?
OK in apartments?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
Known health problems:
Cariomyopathy, von Willebrand's disease, sensitivity to anesthetics.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Manchester Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Manchester Terrier Club Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018