Manchester Terrier Breed Profile


A small, black, short-coated dog with distinctive rich mahogany markings and a taper style tail. In structure the Manchester presents a sleek, sturdy, yet elegant look, and has a wedge-shaped, long and clean head with a keen, bright, alert expression. The smooth, compact, muscular body expresses great power and agility, enabling the Manchester to kill vermin and course small game.


Jet black and rich mahogany tan.


The Manchester Terrier is keenly observant, devoted, but discerning. Not being a sparring breed, the Manchester is generally friendly with other dogs.


The Manchester Terrier originates in Manchester, England, and traces its origins to a breed called the Black and Tan Terrier, whose use in England as a ratter goes back to the Middle Ages. ManchesterÆs are the product of Whippets and Black and Tan Terriers, which produced the dog of today.

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