Manchester Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 3in - 1ft 5in
Weight: 12-22lbs
Lifespan: 14 - 16 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount2/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance1/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly5/5

Manchester Terrier Information

Manchester TerrierThis spirited dog comes in two sizes: Toy (12 pounds or less) and Standard (22 pounds or less). Like other Terrier breeds, the Manchester is smart, spirited and independent. This breed sticks out for its sleek mahogany and black coat, distinct upright ears and pencil thin tail.

Most Terriers were bred for country life, but the Manchester originated in an urban setting, making it a great choice for those living in dense cities. They are great with children and other pets, easy to train and require little grooming. What more could you want?

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Breed FAQs

Can Manchester Terriers be apartment dogs?

The Manchester Terrier is an excellent apartment dog. They don't need as much space for activity and will be happy in a condo or apartment.

Can Manchester Terriers be left alone?

While Manchester Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Manchester Terriers good with kids?

Manchester Terriers can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Manchester Terriers friendly with strangers?

Although Manchester Terriers can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Manchester Terriers get along with other dogs?

Although Manchester Terriers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Manchester Terriers bark a lot?

A Manchester Terrier will most often bark only when alerting about something. They likely need something or see a stranger if they're barking.

Do Manchester Terriers shed a lot?

The Manchester Terrier isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Manchester Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Manchester Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Manchester Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Manchester Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Manchester Terriers easy to train?

Typically, Manchester Terriers are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Manchester Terriers handle cold weather?

Expect Manchester Terriers to not do well with the cold. If you live in a cold climate you'll need to take special consideration for this breed.

Can Manchester Terriers handle hot weather?

Although Manchester Terriers can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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