Originating during the 16th century in Manchester, England, the Toy Manchester Terrier was prized for their ability in helping to control and eradicate rodents and fox. They also enjoyed popularity as watch dogs and as companions.
The Toy Manchester Terrier possesses an alert and bright expression. They are hardy and sturdy, het elegant and sleek. This breed is agile, athletic, discerning, and observant.
A lively, high-spirited breed, the Toy Manchester Terrier is also faithful and protective. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time and are very demanding when wanting attention. If they become bored or lonely they will become destructive and bark incessantly. Toy Manchester Terrier's do not do well in homes with dogs or other household pets. They do will with older, considerate children.
Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended for the Toy Manchester Terrier. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly clean the ears. The breed is prone to such health issues as Von Willebrand's disease and glaucoma.
The coat of the Toy Manchester Terrier is glossy, short, smooth, and dense.
The Toy Manchester Terrier requires a dominant owner. Intense early socialization and obedience is a must. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
The Toy Manchester Terrier breed will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. They thrive on being with their family and enjoy securely leashed walks and free-play in a securely fenced yard. The Toy Manchester Terrier excels in agility and obedience.
Help reduce the number of Toy Manchester Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Are Toy Manchester Terrier's good with kids? Are Toy Manchester Terrier's good with kids?
12/7/2011 8:31:58 PM
My Toy Manchester Terrier is great with kids, plays with them and loves to run around with them. He is 4 now but has always been good.
1/4/2012 8:31:28 PM
Are Manchester Terriers solid tan in color? Are Manchester Terriers solid tan in color?
6/20/2011 3:26:10 PM
No, the Toy Manchester Terrier is not solid tan is color. Their color is black and tan.
7/11/2014 5:38:59 PM
Do manchesters have a tail that resembles a whip? Do manchesters have a tail that resembles a whip?
3/21/2011 9:00:31 PM
Yes, my Toy Manchester Terrier has a nice thin long tail, like a whippet. The tip is slim like a fine paint brush. They do NOT wag it like a whippet, so they do NOT hit you with their tail.
1/4/2012 8:33:21 PM
How is the Manchester Terrier, Toy breed of dog with childeren and other dogs? How is the Manchester Terrier, Toy breed of dog with childeren and other dogs?
12/22/2010 6:29:50 PM
We are on our 3rd toy manchester terrior, our children love her. Our first lived 15 years the next died from a stroke at 11 months and our newest one is 1 1/2 years. She only growls when our other dogs or children go near her food. Our childern are 5 and 11.
1/5/2011 2:46:37 PM
HI I WANT TO KNOW HOW LONG DO MANCHESTER RAT TREEIERS LIVE? HI I WANT TO KNOW HOW LONG DO MANCHESTER RAT TREEIERS LIVE?
10/9/2010 9:14:11 PM
Manchester Terriers are long living dogs, I have known some that lived to 18 and 19 years old. Mid to high teens is quite common.
12/7/2010 2:25:45 PM
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