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Toy Manchester Terrier
(batteries not included)

Group (AKC):


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 height8 - 13 inches
Average weight7 - 12 lbs.
Activity levelVery High
WatchdogHigh, a good alert watch-dog as he is suspicious of strangers.
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - High.
TrainabilityShould be socialized at a young age.
Compatibility with childrenYes, but may not tolerate the hectic activity of young children.
CharacterLively, attentive
Ideal home environmentAdapts well to either apartment or country living. He does need to be with his people and should not be kenneled.
Ideal ownerHe also makes a good companion for the elderly as he enjoys being a one person dog.
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Additional notes:

The Manchester Terrier and Toy Manchester Terrier (or English Toy Terrier) were registered as separate breeds until 1959 when they became a single breed with two varieties - the Toy and the Standard. The Toy Manchester may not have its ears cropped. These dogs are a Toy breed with definite terrier characteristics which make them faithful and devoted pets. They enjoy the comforts of home, foreign movies with subtitles, and should be given a soft bed to lay down in.

Short History:

They were originally known as Black and Tan Terriers in the 16th century. In England they were used as ratters and companion dogs. They may have been crossed with the Whippet, Greyhound and other terriers to produce the Standard Manchester. The Standard was then reduced in size, run through a couple of Photoshop anti-aliasing filters, and given just a dash of oregano to obtain the Toy Manchester.

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