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Toy Manchester Terrier



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Toy Manchester Terrier puppy


Toy Manchester Terrier adult and puppy
"Spunky" and "Piper"

The Toy Manchester Terrier shares the same heritage as his larger cousin, the Manchester Terrier. Both are descendants of one of the oldest of the terriers, the British Black and Tan Terrier. 

This sleek little dog was originally bred to control rats and proved to be a master in his field. 

The most famous and accomplished Toy Manchester was "Tiny" who in 1848 killed 300 rats in less than an hour.

This terrier can stand up to 12 inches at the shoulder and weighs up to 12 lbs. He is sleek and smooth coated with naturally erect ears. His coat is glossy black with tan mahogany markings. His small size and lack of heavy protective fur make him sensitive to extremes of heat and cold. An easy-care dog whose grooming needs are minimal, the Toy Manchester Terrier today is a beloved companion and good watchdog.

As a true terrier, the Toy Manchester Terrier is lively, inquisitive, alert and curious. Devoted and faithful to his owner, the Toy Manchester Terrier tends to be a one-person dog. He loves to be with his people and does not like living in a kennel. He enjoys the comforts of home!

Despite his small size, the Toy Manchester Terrier has lots of energy and needs regular exercise. He can live in an apartment if he has daily walks. As an intelligent dog and a fast learner, he will benefit from early obedience training. He should also be socialized as a puppy to other animals or he may become overly aggressive with other pets. Like many smaller dogs, he may be intolerant of very young children.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Susan Allen, Lilysbullies



Susan Allen
55 Deblaquire Street
Port Hope, ON   L1A 4K7
(905) 885 8992


Tim and Cathy
249 Swindells Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 5G7
(905) 697-2426






Did you know?

Acupuncture, homeopathy, holistic medicine, 
Chinese herbs and chiropractic techniques
 are just some of the alternative health-care options that are now 
widely available for your dog.


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