Manchester Terrier Toy Dog Breed Information - All About Dogs

Manchester Terrier Toy

Manchester Terrier Toy



The Manchester Terrier Toy was bred in Manchester, England in the 19th century for the purpose of hunting foxes, rats and other rodents. Also, representatives of this breed are used as guard dogs and family companions. The Manchester Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886.

Height: 10-12 inches  Weight: 6-8 pounds  Lifespan: 15-17 years


The Manchester Terrier Toy is a strong, elegant and graceful dog with expressive muzzle. He is very flexible, agile and observant.


Active and courageous, Manchester Terrier Toys are very loyal and faithful dogs. They enjoy being in the limelight and cannot stand loneliness and boredom. If left neglected, the Manchester Terrier Toy will bark incessantly and destroy everything around him. This breed is not suitable for families that already have other pets. However, the Manchester Terrier Toy gets along well with teenagers, which makes him an apt pet.

Coat / Care:

The Manchester Terrier Toy’s coat is shiny, smooth, short and dense. Periodically, this dog should be groomed with a stiff brush but bathed only when necessary. However, it is essential to regularly clean the dog’s ears.

Health Problems:

The Manchester Terrier Toy is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to glaucoma and von Willebrand disease. The Manchester Terrier Toy has a life expectancy of 15 to 17 years.

Weight / Height

The male Manchester Terrier Toy dog breed’s height is around 10 – 12 inches and weighs around 9 and 12 pounds. Female Manchester Terrier Toy dogs can reach a size from 10 – 12 inches and weighs between 6 and 12 pounds.


This breed needs a dominant owner, as well as early and intense socialization and obedience training. The Manchester Terrier Toy is one of the gentlest and most sensitive breeds; therefore, he will not respond to harsh and rough training methods. The coach must be rigorous but fair and patient.


The Manchester Terrier Toy is not suitable for living in a city apartment. Like all terriers, he needs a significant amount of physical and mental work. Manchester Terrier Toys love playing with their family, they enjoy walking on a sturdy leash or on the loose in a well-fenced yard. Due to its agility, this breed can achieve great success in a variety of dog sports.

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