Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: England
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm)
Weight: Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg)
Color: Black, Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Blue, Tan
Life Expectancy: 12 – 16 years
Temperament: Keen, Devoted, Alert, Active, Discerning, Gay
Litter Size: 2 - 4 puppies
Health Problems: N/N

Brief info: There are two varieties of the Manchester Terrier: Toy and Standard. Originally called the Black & Tan Terrier, the Manchester Terrier is a small, compact, agile dog with a long tapering head.

The ears are v-shaped, and may be naturally folded over, pricked up, or cropped (in the toy variety, the ears must be naturally erect). The small dark eyes are almond-shaped. The nose is black. The teeth should form a scissors bite. The back is slightly arched - showing the breed's Whippet heritage. The short, whip tail tapers to a point. The coat colors are black & tan.