Manchesters eventually shook off the sawdust of the rat pit and moved up to more genteel circles, where they won the nickname “The Gentleman’s Terrier.” And, yes, Manchesters do approach life at a gentlemanly even keel: Sleek but sturdy, friendly but discerning, neither aggressive nor shy, and usually agreeable with kids and other dogs. Most terriers were created for country life, but Manchesters began as urbanites—a canny choice for city folk seeking a compact pet with big-dog style.
Did You Know?
Until 1959, the Manchester Terrier and Toy Manchester were registered as separate breeds, although interbreeding was permitted. Since then, the two breeds have combined to form one breed, the Manchester Terrier, with two varieties: Toy and Standard. The sole difference between the Standard and Toy Manchester, besides size of course, is ear shape.
Development of the Toy from the larger Manchester Terrier was first a matter of chance and later the business of selective breeding.
Frustration with ear shape caused Manchester breeders to slow and eventually stop breeding altogether but for a few staunch devotees who continued to keep the breed alive.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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|Black & Tan||018|
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