The short, glistening coat practically keeps itself.
The Manchester Terrier is a lively, sharp witted breed that is eager to learn. The breed is extremely loyal to its owner(s) and forms a strong bond early on. Since it is a terrier breed, the Manchester has a tendency to test boundaries, making consistency important in any form of training. This is not a "barky" or neurotic breed, but they are good watchdogs. They do well in rural and urban environments.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Manchester Terrier is a small breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Since Manchesters are so very intelligent, you will find they are eager to learn any or all skills presented to them. Basic social training is a must, but, you can have loads of fun training your Manchester for obedience titles. They can also excel in agility, earthdog trials and even in herding. Manchesters have earned titles in all of the above events. The Manchester Terrier is a lively, sharp witted breed that is eager to learn. The breed is extremely loyal to its owner(s) and forms a strong bond early on. Since it is a terrier breed, the Manchester has a tendency to test boundaries, making consistency important in any form of training. This is not a ʺbarkyʺ breed, but they are good watchdogs. They do well in rural and urban environments.
Manchester Terrier &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like eye disease, auto-immune thyroiditis and von Willebrand’s disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Manchester Terriers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Manchester Terrier can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.