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Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier" Compare Leonberger and Manchester Terrier. Which is better: Leonberger or Manchester Terrier or Toy Manchester Terrier?
Name Leonberger Manchester Terrier Toy Manchester Terrier
OriginsGermany England United States United Kingdom
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank100135309
Reviews100
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Other Names Leo, Gentle Lion, Gentle Giant, Leonbergi Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier Black and Tan Manchester (Toy), Black and Tan Terrier (Toy), English (Toy) Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Terrier & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club No set No set
Price $1500-$2000 $600-$1000 $600-$1000

General Appearance - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Size Giant Small Small
Weight Male: 130-170 pounds (59-77 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 150 pounds (68 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height Male: 29-31 inches (74-80 cm), Female: 27-29 inches (61-74 cm) Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (77 cm), Female: 28 inches (67.5 cm) Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Coat Waterproof Fine Flat
Colors Red Sandy Reddish Brown Yellow Mahogany Tan Black Tan Black
Grooming
Average: The Leonberger requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Toy Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Leonbergers are heavy shedders.
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Toy Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Temperament Adaptable Fearless Loyal Companionable Loving Obedient Active Devoted Quiet Intelligent Alert Discerning Loyal Hunting Energetic
Intelligent Rank
Average: Leonberger's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Toy Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Leonbergers are quite easy to train.
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Toy Manchester Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Leonberger is a playful breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Toy Manchester Terriers are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Leonbergers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Leonbergers need a lot of social interaction.
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Manchester Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Leonberger barks none to minimal.
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Toy Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Leonbergers are one of the best watchdogs.
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Leonbergers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Leonberger has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Leonbergers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Leonbergers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Toy Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Leonbergers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Toy Manchester Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Leonbergers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Leonbergers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Manchester Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Leonbergers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Manchester Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Leonbergers are average friendly towards strangers.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Leonbergers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Leonbergers are average friendly towards cats.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Leonbergers are dog-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Leonberger is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Leonbergers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Leonbergers are generally with other pets.
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Toy Manchester Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Leonbergers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Toy Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Leonberger breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Health Issues
Leonbergers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Toy Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Ectropion Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Eosinophilic Panosteitis Hip Dysplasia Inherited Polyneuropathy No set No set
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 14-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Leonbergers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Leonbergers need quite a lot of exercise.
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Leonbergers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Leonberger can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Toy Manchester Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Leonberger has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Toy Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Leonberger is an average drooler.
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Leonberger vs Manchester Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies

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