Sleek, quick. Good watchdog. Some individuals may be shy. Usually quiet, although some poorly breed individuals can be non-stop barkers. Cannot handle cold.
Ratting; coursing rabbits.
The Manchester Terrier stands up to 40.5cm; and weighs between 5.5kg and 10kg. Colour is black with mahogany or tan points.
Short, smooth, glossy. Low maintenance; this breed is so clean it has been called “catlike.” Low to average seasonal shedding.
Legg-Perthes, PRA, von Willebrand’s.
Suited for apartment life and urban areas.
Bonds to whole family. Good with gentle children; may be overprotective; some can be snappish. Can be shy or reserved with strangers. Good with other dogs, especially other Manchester Terriers; most chase cats and smaller pets.
Average to high; responds better than many terriers.
Earthdog trials, obedience, agility.