Manchester Terrier

Terrier Group

Higgins from Kreuzritter Manchesters

The Manchester Terrier (Toy and Standard) is a high-spirited, lively dog that will demand plenty of exercise.  They enjoy ample opportunity to exercise and will do so inside or out.  A Toy may be better for apartment living.  The Manchester should be trained and socialized early, but should not be trusted with non-canine pets.  Some can be dog aggressive.  As a family dog it should be exposed to children as a puppy.  Grooming requirements are minimal.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Toy-under 10/Standard-18
Short Minimal Good for apartments.  One person dog.  Be careful around unfamiliar children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Manchester Terrier Club

Your Pure Bred Puppy- Manchester Terrier

PetMd – Manchester Terrier



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