Manchester Terrier
Inglaterra FCI 71 . Large and medium sized Terriers

Manchester Terrier

The Manchester Terrier is a slender dog, light, athletic and very refined lines.



The Manchester Terrier it is a dog of Scottish origin, seems a reduced form of the German Pinscher Although it does not have any bond of blood with this breed.

The Manchester Terrier could be defined as the modern version of a mouse hunting dog called ‘Old Black and Tan Terrier‘, It was very popular during the 19th century in the cities of the North-West of England, where - apparently- lived for several centuries.

Other flows say it also has blood of the Whippet What gives its aerodynamic appearance with refined lines and much agility.

In the beginning, the Manchester Terrier was a dog specializing in hunt for rats and rabbits in urban contests, but with the prohibition of these competitions, the Manchester Terrier went on to become a useful driver of varmints to who lived in the field and, later, Pet company.

But Manchester Terrier since its inception has been townsman, not descended – like other Terrier- field dogs, but that comes from urban dogs whose function was to put an end to the own city vermin: the rat.

While his presence in the world of canine competitions is not the same as old, Now you can enjoy these dogs in certain competitions.

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The Manchester Terrier began to be called as such in the year 1897 (20 years after its creation).

It was created at the height of the competitions that consisted of killing the largest number of rats, and the race became known as a champion in this discipline. With the prohibition of this practice, the Manchester Terrier is suffering a first blow makes it down the number of copies and the popularity of the breed.

Later he suffered another bump with the prohibition of amputate the ears of dogs (1898). Manchester Terrier with the ears without amputation was an aspect that, According to their owners was not consistent with his behaviour and physical power. This Manchester Terrier began to be increasingly less popularity.

The third coup led in the World War II, during the race nearly extinct, leaving only 11 copies across England.

The race begins to recover when a group of enthusiasts decided to form a club to promote the popularity of the Manchester Terrier, Although only used in exhibitions or as pet.

Physical characteristics

The Manchester Terrier it is a compact looking dog, elegant, solid and well structured.

The height in the males is of approximately, 41 cm. and in the females of 38 cm.. The weight is proportional to the height.
Its skull is long, flat and narrow, with a conical shape.

It has oval-shaped eyes are very bright, small and dark. It has ears of high insertion, small and in the form of 'V' leading upright and folded the ends on the front.

It has a short trunk and a compact back, rounded. The limbs are straight and proportionate to the size of the body.

The tail is not very long, It is thick in the inclusion and is tuned toward the tip, It should never exceed the dorsal line.

It has a layer of shiny hair, glossy, well bushy, smooth, short and very soft to the touch. The color is solid black with bronze spots (Dark mahogany).


In the United States are maiming ears. This practice was common in England before the Decree of the Prince of Wales to, in the year 1898 banned all amputations.

Due to the entry into force of this Decree, the race Manchester Terrier lost so much popularity that was on the verge of extinction.

Unfortunately, despite all efforts of loving breeders of this breed, from then on, the recovery of the breed… was only partial.

Character and skills

By having an urban origin, the Manchester Terrier It is an ideal dog for life in a small flat in city. It is a very nice dog that adapts effortlessly to the home life, over all if leave you a hole in the bed or the couch.

It will be fully happy, If in addition to the overstuffed couch take it to give rides to open field, because it will give rein to their Hunter instincts and become mad with joy chasing mice, Crickets, lizards…, and all small shabby crossing on their way.

The Terrier, It is the most suitable to live in an apartment, does not lose hair practically, and by instinct is a clean dog. Learn fast, and in addition fond of children.

Education “Manchester Terrier”

Create one Manchester Terrier is not easy. Its multifaceted nature requires a lot of mind and dog empathy. He is also very sensitive and does not easily forgive injustice and disproportionate punishment.. Therefore, not easy to recommend as a beginner dog. However, if you can feel and think your way to your Manchester and thus build a close relationship of trust, a hidden treasure is at your disposal. Especially for its multifaceted nature combined with its intelligence and docility, you can easily master any challenge with it, that could be desired in full cooperation between dog and man. You need a clear announcement and consequences based on a respectful and loving relationship with your master and lady. Yet Manchester Terrier likes to be raised and seeks cooperation with humans. Therefore, especially with him, much more than with other dogs in general, command and drill are completely out of place and counterproductive.

Health “Manchester Terrier”

The Manchester Terriers They have some health conditions that may be of concern. They include an inherited bleeding disorder called von Willebrand disease, Hypothyroidism, patellar dislocation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (Toy Manchesters), and eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts.

Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation showing that the parents were exempted from health problems affecting the breed. Have dogs undergo a “veterinary checkup” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health.

Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Manchester with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Care “Manchester Terrier”

When it comes to grooming, the Manchester Terrier he's an easy keeper. Although the breed is naturally clean with little dog smell, a bath every three months (or when it gets dirty) in a mild shampoo it's a good idea. Brush your elegant coat with a natural bristle brush or glove. Use hair conditioner / polisher to brighten hair.

The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, normally once every few weeks. Brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath. Check the weekly ears to see if there is dirt, redness or odor that may indicate an infection. If the ears are dirty, Clean them with a cotton swab moistened with a mild, pH balanced ear cleaner recommended by your vet.. Enter the Manchester Terrier in the toilet when he is very young so that he learns to accept it, especially the nail cut, with patience.

Life expectancy “Manchester Terriers”

As a rule, the Manchester Terriers they enjoy a long life as dogs, often more than 12, sometimes more than 15 years. However, a prerequisite is that they come from a healthy upbringing.

Buy “Manchester Terrier”

You should take a closer look at the breed and visit a breeder long before buying.. The best way to buy your Manchester Terrier puppy is to buy it from a breeder who is a member of an FCI terrier club or can look around shelters. Sometimes there are dogs that come near the Manchester Terrier in type and character. The costs are about 1.200 EUR.

Characteristics "Manchester Terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Manchester Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 3: Terriers
  • Section 1: Large and medium sized Terriers. Without working trial..


  • FCI – Terriers 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
  • AKC – Terriers
  • ANKC – Terriers
  • CKC – Terriers
  • NZKC – Terriers
  • UKC – Terriers

FCI breed standard "Manchester Terrier"

FCIFCI - Manchester Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Manchester Terrier (English).
    2. Manchester Terrier (French).
    3. Manchester Terrier (German).
    4. Manchester Terrier (Portuguese).
    5. Manchester Terrier (Spanish).
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