Ideal Human Companion
What They Are Like to Live With
Manchester Terriers bring a good, upbeat energy to any household. Whether playing outdoor games or jogging around the neighborhood, Manchester Terriers give it their all. They are faithful, loyal friends-for-life.
Independent without being reserved and protective without being aggressive, Manchester Terriers have a steady temperament. They get along with other dogs, and they are patient with children. All they ask for in return is positive training, affection and attention.
Things You Should Know
Manchester Terriers can live more than 14 years. Common health issues include hip dysplasia and a blood disorder called von Willebrand’s Disease. The Manchester Terrier’s glossy coat needs little grooming. It sheds very little and requires only the occasional brushing. Be sure to check its ears regularly for infection.
Manchester Terrier – Standard History
The Manchester Terrier originated in 19th century Manchester, England. Bred from a Whippet and a dark, rat-catching terrier, the Manchester Terrier was used to keep rats away from stables, barns and warehouses.