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|Country of Origin||Great Britain|
|Type of coat||Close, smooth, short, and glossy.|
|Grooming||Easy to care for as all he requires is a daily brushing or a rub down to give his coat a shine. Bathe only when necessary.|
|Average height||15 - 16 inches|
|Average weight||12 - 22 lbs.|
|Activity level||Very High|
|Intelligence||High, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Medium|
|Trainability||Can obtain his exercise in a small area, but does enjoy a good run. Should be socialized at a young age.|
|Compatibility with children||Yes, but may not tolerate the hectic activity of young children.|
|Character||Intelligent, personable, high-strung (type-A).|
|Ideal home environment||partment if daily walks are given or a house with a yard.|
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The Manchester Terrier and Toy Manchester Terrier were registered as separate breeds until 1959 when they became a single breed with two varieties, the Toy and the Standard. It is a true terrier; inquisitive, alert, and eager to investigate and look into everything. It is easy to care for and clean. This is an alert dog and makes an excellent companion.
It was originally known as the Black & Tan Terrier in the 16th century. In England it was used as a ratter and a companion dog. It may have been crossed with the Whippet, Greyhound, or other terriers to produce the Standard Manchester.
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