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Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Russian Bear Schnauzer or Amstaff or Black and Tan Manchester (Toy)? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier" Compare Border Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. Which is better: Border Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier or Toy Manchester Terrier?
Name Border Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Toy Manchester Terrier
OriginsEngland Scotland United States United States United Kingdom
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank9283309
Reviews060
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Other Names Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Amstaff, Stafford, Staffy Black and Tan Manchester (Toy), Black and Tan Terrier (Toy), English (Toy) Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Terrier & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type 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.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc.
Club Espanol De Terriers
No data available No data available
Price $1200-$1400 $800-$1000 $600-$1000

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg) 57-67 pounds (25-30 kg) 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)
Avg. Weight Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 62 pounds (27.5 kg) 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Rough Fine Flat
Colors Blue
Tan
Red
Grizzle
Wheaten
Brown
Blue
White
Black
Tan
Black
Grooming
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The American Staffordshire Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Toy Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
American Staffordshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
Toy Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Intelligent
Alert
Fearless
Obedient
Attentive
Devoted
Loyal
Intelligent
Courageous
Friendly
Tenacious
Hunting
Energetic
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: American Staffordshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Toy Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Border Terriers are easy to train.
American Staffordshire Terriers are easy to train.
Toy Manchester Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a playful breed.
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
American Staffordshire 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
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Staffordshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Manchester Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
American Staffordshire Terriers are a social breed.
Toy Manchester Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Toy Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are average watchdogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are average defenders.
Toy Manchester Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Staffordshire Terriers have a strong 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
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
American Staffordshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Toy Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Toy Manchester Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Staffordshire Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Toy Manchester Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
American Staffordshire 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.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Toy Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Toy Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Staffordshire Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Toy Manchester Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
American Staffordshire Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Toy Manchester Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
American Staffordshire 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Staffordshire 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 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Toy Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cryptorchidism
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Malocclusions
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Seizures
No data available No data available
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Toy Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
American Staffordshire Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Staffordshire Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Toy Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups 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
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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 Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Staffordshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Toy Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is an average drooler.
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Border Terrier vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Toy Manchester Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

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 2-8 puppies 5-10 puppies 2-4 puppies

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