Manchester Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Manchester Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Manchester Terrier have?
English Toy TerrierBlack and Tan Manchester
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Manchester Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Manchester Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Manchester Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Manchester Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Manchester Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Manchester Terrier?
Frequent: The Manchester Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Manchester Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Manchester Terrier weigh? Manchester Terrier weight:
Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Manchester Terrier? Manchester Terrier average weight:
Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Manchester Terrier? Manchester Terrier height:
Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Manchester Terrier average height:
Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Manchester Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Manchester Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Manchester Terrier's coat?
TanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Manchester Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Manchester Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Manchester Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the English Toy Terrier?
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Manchester Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Manchester Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Manchester Terrier every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Manchester Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Manchester Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveDevotedQuietIntelligentAlertDiscerningLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Manchester Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Manchester Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Manchester Terrier sensitivity:
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the English Toy Terrier need? Manchester Terrier social needs:
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Manchester Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my English Toy Terrier bark?
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Manchester Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Manchester Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Manchester Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Manchester Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Manchester Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the English Toy Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Manchester Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Manchester Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Manchester Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Manchester Terrier do?
Manchester Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Manchester Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Manchester Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Manchester Terrier roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Manchester Terrier have high prey drive?
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Manchester Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Manchester Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Manchester Terrier breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Manchester Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Manchester Terrier temperament with other people:
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Manchester Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Manchester Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Manchester Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Manchester Terrier temperament with children:
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Manchester Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Manchester Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Manchester Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Manchester Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Manchester Terriers good office dogs? Do Manchester Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Manchester Terriers be office dogs?
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Manchester Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the English Toy Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Manchester Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Manchester Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Manchester Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Manchester Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Manchester Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Manchester Terrier see the vet?
Frequent
The Manchester Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Manchester Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Manchester Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Manchester Terrier? How many years can the oldest Manchester Terrier live?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Manchester Terrier: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Manchester Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Manchester Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Manchester Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Manchester Terrier?
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Manchester Terrier dogs require per day?
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Manchester Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Manchester Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Manchester Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Manchester Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Manchester Terrier drool?
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Manchester Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Manchester Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Manchester Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Manchester Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Manchester Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Manchester Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Manchester Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Manchester Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Manchester Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Manchester Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Manchester Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Manchester Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Manchester Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Manchester Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Manchester Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Manchester Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed.
FCI Group
Is Manchester Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.

Manchester Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Manchester Terrier breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Mouthiness: Manchester Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Manchester Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Manchester Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Manchester Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Manchester Terrier Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Pippin my Manchester Terrier

    Jun 3, 2021, 5:23:04 PM:

    My Manchester Terrier is a perfect dog for me. I am semi invalid. He knows to walk behind me in the hallway to stay out of my way. He understands everything I tell him, and he sense my every mood. His ears speak volumes. What a wonderful dog.