Manchester Terrier Breed Profile


Manchester Terriers are very high spirited dogs. They are intelligent and cunning, with a constant thirst to learn. They are also very independent in nature, as well as extremely faithful. They learn quickly, and are lively, sporty, alert, vigilant, and extremely keen.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed can be good with children, provided they are raised with children. Manchester Terriers have a tendency to have what is known as Small Dog Syndrome, where they think they are the boss. They love being with people.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 17 to 18 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are glaucoma, and Von Willebrand's Disease.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with alot of patience on part of the owner. This breed of dog sheds little to no hair, requiring almost no grooming.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the frequent traveler, as this breed of dog thrives on human companionship. This breed of dog can be suitable for apartment living, provided they're exercised enough. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. One of these dogs can easily fetch $2,600 or more.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is not usually aggressive unless they have been abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog tends to like to bark at times.

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