Manchester Terrier Dog Breed
Dog class - Terrier
Manchester Terrier Description
The Manchester Terrier is a hardy and lively dog who can live in the city if exercised. They can be reserved with strangers and scrappy with other animals. The Standard Manchester Terrier has a hard black coat and can have tan markings above his eyes, cheeks, throat, legs/feet and under the tail. The Manchester Terrier is the "House Dog of the 21st Century", being highly suited to all kinds of life styles, from the very active to the not so active lounge lizard family. Manchester's are a short coated terrier with an allergy free coat requiring very little attention other than the occasional bath. A Manchester is just happy to be with you, whatever you happen to be doing from gardening to jogging or just watching TV. Manchester's are a very keen alert and sporting breed of dog who display a discerning and devoted temperament to their human family. They are relatively small in size.
Manchester Terrier History
The Terrier is a very British type of dog. As early as 129 AD
Manchester Terrier Traits
Manchester Terrier 's enjoy walks outside and even swimming. In structure the Manchester presents as a sleek, sturdy yet elegant dog, and has a wedge-shaped, long and clean head with a clean bright and alert expression. The smooth, compact, muscular body expresses great power and agility, enabling the Manchester to kill vermin
Manchester Terrier Good Aspects
The Manchester Terrier has a short coat requires little grooming. They are generally clean, fastidious, odour free and sometimes clean themselves like cats, which makes Manchester Terriers good for people who are susceptible to dog allergies. The Manchester Terrier is neither aggressive nor shy. He is keenly observant, devoted but discerning. Not being a sparring breed, the Manchester is generally friendly with other dogs. Ideally suited for Town House living, easily at home in or outside the house. They are an excellent watchdog, and have an exceptional ability to learn and obey commands.
Manchester Terrier Health
Manchester Terriers have no known health problems, specific to the breed in Australia however they do suffer from normal dog health problems and must be regularly wormed and vaccinated. Be careful, though, to screen for von Willebrand's Disease and Legges-Calves-Perthes.
Manchester Terrier Summary
Short coat allows the Manchester Terrier to get cold very easily. Because of this, they do not make good outdoor dogs. If left alone or unattended, they can become incessant barkers. In addition, they are not especially good with children.
A Manchester Terrier needs PERSISTENT training.
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