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Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier The Manchester Terrier breed is a generally friendly dog breed originally developed in England to kill rats. The Manchester Terrier's Behavior Source: American Kennel Club breed standard. Recommended for: pet The Manchester Terrier dog breed is generally friendly with other dogs and not shy around humans. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Manchester Terrier's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Manchester Terrier breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: Toy variety: less than 12 pounds; Standard, 12-22 pounds; slightly longer than tall.
  • Coat: smooth, short, dense, tight, glossy but not soft
  • Color: jet black and mahogany tan
  • Eyes: small
  • Ears: standing straight up
  • Muzzle: as long as the skull
  • Nose: black
  • Tail: tapered to a point

The Manchester Terrier's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: England Original purpose: killing rats for pest control and sport Historical notes: The Manchester Terrier breed was developed in the medieval England. Manchester Terriers are thought to have been first bred by crossing Black and Tan Terriers and Whippets. One of the first breeds developed to kill rats, the Manchester Terrier dog breed was even used in a game of rat baiting in which bets were placed on how fast the dog could kill 100 rats. The breed was also popular in dogfights. The breed is said to be one of the ancestors of the Doberman breed.



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