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Manchester Terrier

Keen, alert, cheerful, and full of drive, this elegant black-and-tan is a very faithful companion.

About the Manchester Terrier

Unlike other terriers, the Manchester was bred for an urban setting. Though an excellent hunter, the Manchester Terrier is especially suited to agility due to its love of the chase.

The Manchester Terrier is packed with personality, often thought of as one of the more well-mannered terriers. Their loyalty and intelligence make them terrific companions and skilled watchdogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
14–16 years

Enthusiastic / Alert / Friendly / Lively / Loyal

Key facts

  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Yard not essential
  • Requires minimal grooming

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