|Area of Origin:
|Date of Origin:
||Black And Tan Terrier
Manchester Terrier's nickname is the "Rat Terrier"
since it was developed as a rat hunter in nineteenth century
Manchester, England by a man named John Hulme. The Manchester
was considered to be the best vermin hunting breed of the day.
A Manchester Terrier named Billy supposedly killed 100 rats
in only 6 minutes, 13 seconds in a British contest! Though he
looks like a Miniature Doberman, the breeds are not related.
The Manchester terrier was the result of crosses between the
Black & Tan Terrier and the Whippet.
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, firm training.
alert and active breed can have its exercise needs met with
a moderate walk on leash, good romp in the yard or an off-lead
foray in a safe area. This is not a breed that should live outdoors,
although it appreciates access to a yard during the day. It
likes a warm, soft bed. Coat care is minimal.
Official Breed Standard
The dog shall be compact in appearance with
good bone and free from any resemblance to the Whippet.
Head and Skull:
Long, flat in skull and narrow, level and
wedge-shaped, without showing cheek muscles; well-filled up under
the eyes, with tapering, tight lipped jaws.
Small, dark and sparkling, almond
in shape, set close in head, not prominent.
Small and V-shaped, carried well above the
top line of the head and hanging close to the head above the eyes.
Should be level.
The neck should be fairly long and tapering
from the shoulder to the head and slightly arched at the crest,
free from toatiness.
The shoulders should be clean and well-sloped.
The chest narrow and deep. The forelegs must be quite straight,
set on well under the dog and of proportionate length to the body.
Short with well-sprung ribs, slightly roached
and well cut up behind the ribs.
The hind legs should be neither cow-hocked
nor with the feet turned in and well bent at the stifle.
Small, semi-harefooted and strong with well-arched
Short and set on where the arch of the back
ends, thick where it joins the body and tapering to a point, carried
not higher than the level of the back.
Close, smooth, short and glossy, of a firm
Jet black and rich mahogany tan distributed
as follows: on the head, the muzzle to be tanned to the nose, the
nose and nasal bone to be jet black. There shall be a small tan
spot on each cheek and above each eye, the underjaw and toat to
be tanned with a distinct tan V. The legs from the knee downward
to be tanned with the exception of the toes which shall be pencilled
with black and a distinct black mark (thumb mark) immediately above
the feet. Inside the hind legs tanned but divided with black at
the stifle joint. Under the tail tanned, the vent tanned but as
narrow as possible so that it is covered by the tail. A slight tan
mark on each side of the chest. Tan outside the hind legs, commonly
called breeching, a defect. In all cases the black should not run
into the tan or vice versa, but the division between the colours
shall be clearly defined.
Weight and Size:
Desired height at shoulders 40.6 cm (16 in)
dogs, 38.1 cm (15 in) bitches.
Male animals should have two apparently normal
testicles fully descended into the scrotum.