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.
Does your Toy Manchester Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Toy Manchester Terrier puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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