Non-sporting Breeds

Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog:16 in (40.5cm) Bitch: 15 in (38cm)
Weight: 12-22 lb (5.5-10kg)
Coat: Close, smooth, short, and glossy
Color: Jet black and rich tan

The ancestors of the Manchester Terrier were sporting terriers that would demolish rats in a pit for the amusement of spectators in the mid-19th century. This sport was popular among poorer people in areas such as the city of Manchester in northern England. The Manchester Terrier appears to descend from the now extinct White English Terrier, with the addition of Dachshund, Whippet, and King Charles Spaniel blood. The Doberman and ltalian Greyhound contributed to the Manchester's shiny coat and coloring, and the latter to its slightly arched back. The long-lived Manchester Terrier tends to be a one-person animal. It also makes a good family pet, and is suited to a town or country existence. The only grooming required is a daily brush and rub-down.
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