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Manchester Terrier

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Manchester Terrier - carousel
Manchester Terrier - carousel
Manchester Terrier - carousel
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Keen and intelligent.


Height: 38 - 41 cm
Weight (show): 7 - 8 kg
Weight (pet): 6 - 11 kg
Energetic, intelligent, and alert dogs.
May be wary around strangers.
Stubbornness may be reduced by using motivational tools such as treats and favorite toys in reward-based obedience training.
Manchester Terriers enjoy dog sports such as earthdog trials, lure coursing, agility, tracking, flyball, and both rally and competitive obedience.

Did You Know?

These keen and intelligent dogs came on the scene in Manchester, England. During the 16th century, the country was besieged with a rat epidemic. Cue the Manchester Terrier, the scourge of rats (and rabbits) everywhere.

They were hugely popular with tavern owners, who let them loose after closing to clear their establishments of rodents. They were so good, in fact, they became known as ‘Rat Terriers’. The name ‘Manchester Terrier’ didn’t come about until the 1860s, when Manchester became their main breeding centre. A certain John Hulme is credited with crossing a Whippet and a dark brown cross-bred terrier to create the breed we know – and completely adore – today.

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