Toy Manchester Terrier

Description

The Toy Manchester Terrier is a breed with a very distinct physical appearance. It has a long head with a tapering muzzle. There is no visible stop. Its eyes are small in size and very dark in color. Its ears are one of its distinguishing features. The ears are large, triangular in shape, and very sharp at the tip. It has a elongated neck that angles slightly to its somewhat sloping shoulders. It has a deep and narrow chest. Its ribcage is well sprung. The limbs of this breed are very muscular and strong. the back legs, which provide it speed and agility, are well angulated. The coat is short and shiny.

Temperament

The Toy Manchester is definitely a companion breed. It is obedient and seeks to please its owner. It is fine with other members of its family. However, some types may not coexist peacefully with other animals in its household, including dogs. It is best to monitor this breed when it interacts with other animals. It is a quick learner, but can be willful. It is a good watchdog that will protect its family. This breed will do fine with older children as long as it is raised with them.

Height and Weight

The Toy Manchester Terrier is about 10-12 inches tall and weighs 6-8 pounds.

Health Problems

Health problems in the Toy Manchester Terrier seem to only occur in some types. The most common of these problems include Von Willebrand’s disease, skin irritations, and glaucoma.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Toy Manchester Terrier may live outdoors or indoors. Indoor types will remain active. Only an average size yard is necessary for types kept outdoors. This breed coat makes it more suitable for climates that are not very cold, but care should be taken when the breed is in warm temperatures since it is susceptible to skin irritations.

Exercise

The Toy Manchester Terrier has a high energy level. It loves to run and can play for hours. It is an excellent companion for an owner that engages in high physical activity, such as cycling or running.

Life Expectancy

The Toy Manchester Terrier has an average life expectancy of 15 years.

Litter Size

The Toy Manchester Terrier has an average litter size of 3-5 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Toy Manchester Terrier is smooth and virtually care free. Occasional brushing is all that is recommended for this breed’s coat. During shedding season more brushing is required, but this breed’s coat does not shed very much.

Origin

The Toy Manchester Terrier was developed in the 1800s in Manchester, England.

Group

Terrier

Color

The coat of the Toy Manchester Terrier should be a cold black and dark brown color.