Toy Manchester Terrier

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated August 17, 2009)

The Toy Manchester Terrier is the result of selective breeding, designed to produce a diminutive dog that retained the good qualities of the foundation stock. At one time the craze for tinniest was so great and inbreeding so prevalent that a number of Toy breeds suffered greatly from lack of stamina. This was true with the Manchester Terrier. The breed developed a reputation for being hard to raise, delicate, and unable to withstand anything but extremely careful treatment.

This, naturally, caused the breed to lose popularity, and fanciers returned to saner breeding practices, the weight average now being about seven pounds without any specific limit. Since that time the breed has been regaining its lost popularity.

Size and the natural ear carriage are the only essential differences between the Manchester Terrier and his small brother. The larger dog weighs about twenty pounds and his ears are naturally semi-erect. The Toy Manchester Terrier's natural ear carriage is erect and his weight is around ten pounds. When cropped, the ears are similar in carriage. It is said that crosses with the Italian Greyhound were made in an effort to bring down the size, but these crosses were unsatisfactory.

The Toy Manchester Terrier is keenly observant and very devoted. He gets along well with other dogs and is neither shy nor aggressive.

Any other color than black or tan is considered a fault in the Toy Manchester Terrier. His weight should not exceed twelve pounds.

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Doris Donnerman

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