Manchester Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Manchester Terrier has a life expectancy of between 14 and 16 years




Adult size

Female Between 14 and 16 in
Male Between 15 and 17 in

Adult weight

Female Between 15 and 18 lb
Male Between 15 and 18 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Manchester Terrier costs between £700 and £850

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More details about the Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier: Origins and history

The Manchester Terrier came here to do two things: chase rabbits and fight rats. As such, it is believed he was developed from a meeting of a fast breed (the whippet) and a rat-killing one (the black-and-tan terrier). While these pastimes have dwindled over the years since the Manchester Terrier’s 19th century heyday, the dog himself was too charming to forget. Although his numbers dipped significantly following WW2, breeders and enthusiasts have battled to keep the breed afloat.

FCI classification of the Manchester Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 1 : Large and medium sized Terriers

Manchester Terrier: Varieties

  • Toy
  • Standard

Training a Manchester Terrier

Despite his strong Terrier character, he is clever and eager to please. Training should start early, be firm, gentle, and kind.

Manchester Terrier: Purchase price

Between £700 for Non KC Registered dogs, and £850 for KC Registered dogs.

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £50 to £80 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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