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Breed Standards for the Manchester Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

The Manchester Terrier is perhaps the sleekest        and raciest of all terriers, with a smooth, compact, muscular body, slightly longer than tall, and a slightly arched topline.

 

 

Head:

Resembles a blunted wedge in profile and from front, Small almond shaped eyes, Naturally erect, button, or cropped ear. 

 

 

Tail:

Tapered tail carried in a slight upward curve.

 

 

Color:

Black and tan, with a black thumbprint patch on the front of each foreleg and pencil marks on the top of each toe.

 

 

Size:        

Weight is 12 to 22 pounds; height is 15 – 16 inches.

 

 

Temperament:

Impeccably clean, independent, reserved with strangers, yet sensitive.


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