The Manchester Terrier, also known as Gentleman’s Terrier, loves a good chase and is a true terrier.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Manchester Terrier.
The sleek and handsome Manchester Terrier is thought to have been created by crossing Britain’s black and tan terrier with the Whippet and possibly other breeds such as the Italian Greyhound. He originated in Manchester, where popular sports included rat killing and rabbit coursing. The Manchester was designed to excel at both and became popular throughout Britain.
This canine has a powerful, muscular body, and is highly agile. This is the reason why they are highly proficient in killing rodents. The height is slightly lesser than its body length. The average body weight is between 12 to 22 pounds for the standard variety, and less than 12 pounds for the toy variety.
These dogs are well-natured and extremely loyal. They like being with people and learn things quickly. They require attention, and so, it is not a good idea to leave this dog alone for very long intervals on a regular basis. It is advisable not to keep male dogs together, but females get along well. They are not too shy or aggressive, and are found to be friendly to other dogs.
Devoted to his owner and wary with strangers, the Manchester Terrier is an excellent watchdog. In fact, he can be prone to excessive "watching" accompanied by excessive barking. Also, early socialization is imperative so that he doesn't become either sharp or skittish with strangers.
Grooming is minimal for a Manchester Terrier. A grooming glove or soft brush should be used weekly to keep him looking fresh and glossy. Bathing is only needed when the dog gets dirty or begins to smell bad.
A Manchester terrier is sleek and sturdy with a smooth, shiny, black coat, with mahogany markings, and a tapered tail. The black and mahogany colors on its coat do not blend, but are found to form abruptly. Most dogs have a single tan spot over each eye and on both cheeks. The muzzle may or may not be tanned, but the nose is black. The insides of the ears are also tan.
The Manchester Terrier is suitable for apartment living as it plays and enjoys very well indoors. A house with a yard is an added advantage for the Manchester as he loves to run and play all along the day.
Not the easiest breed in the world when it comes to training, the Manchester Terrier needs a patient and calm trainer. His stubborn streak means that the trainer must always have loads of cookies to keep him interested in the session. Harsh methods and yelling will cause this breed to shut down.
9) Fence Security
Many terriers are clever escape artists who will go over or under fences in search of adventure. You may need higher fences than you might imagine for their small size. You may also need to sink wire into the ground along the fence line to thwart digging.
In general, these terriers are healthy in nature, and have a lifespan of more than 15 years. However, they may develop certain health problems like glaucoma and Von Willebrand's disease.