This terrier can stand up
to 16 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 12 and 22 lbs. He is sleek
and smooth coated with cropped (pointed) or naturally folded ears. The
coat is shiny black with tan mahogany markings. An easy-care dog whose
grooming needs are minimal, the Manchester Terrier today is a beloved
companion and good watchdog.
As a true terrier, the Manchester
Terrier is lively, inquisitive, alert and curious. However, he is less
aggressive than other terriers and should
be amicable to both humans and other dogs.
Manchester Terriers are very intelligent and enjoy obedience training, agility, and other activities.
Despite his small size, the Manchester
Terrier has lots of energy and needs regular exercise. He can live in an
apartment if he has daily walks. He should be socialized to other animals
and people from a young age. Like many smaller dogs, he may not be totally
comfortable around very young children.