The Manchester Terrier's nickname
is the "rat terrier" it was developed as a rat hunter in nineteenth
century Manchester, England by a man named John Hulme. They were
considered to be the best vermin-hunting breed of their day. They
are a result of crosses between the Black & Tan Terrier and the
The Manchester Terrier is a high-spirited,
very intelligent, and cunning dog which is eager to learn. Extremely
lively, sporty, alert, and vigilant, the Manchester Terrier is a
loyal and good friend to its master. The Manchester Terrier likes
to please its handler and learns quite quickly. These dogs can be
outstanding in activities like agility skills and catch and also
do well in obedience trials. The Manchester Terrier should be thoroughly
socialised when it is young to prevent potential aggression. He
can be headstrong, protective and snappish. This breed needs thorough,
a wipe over the coat with a damp cloth will have it looking good.
Bath them when needed.
for a little dog they like to keep active, the enjoy daily walks
and play sessions off lead and in the backyard.
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