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Manchester Terrier

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.


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


Tapered tail carried in a slight upward curve.


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


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


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