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Breed:

Manchester Terrier

Group (AKC):

Terrier

Country of OriginGreat Britain
Type of coatClose, smooth, short, and glossy.
GroomingEasy 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 height15 - 16 inches
Average weight12 - 22 lbs.
Activity levelVery High
WatchdogVery High
ProtectionMedium
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Medium
TrainabilityCan obtain his exercise in a small area, but does enjoy a good run. Should be socialized at a young age.
Compatibility with childrenYes, but may not tolerate the hectic activity of young children.
CharacterIntelligent, personable, high-strung (type-A).
Ideal home environmentpartment if daily walks are given or a house with a yard.
Ideal owner 
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Additional notes:

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.

Short History:

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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