Species group: Terrier Group dogs
Other name(s): Manchesters
According to the American Manchester Terrier Club (AMTC), the Manchester Terrier was developed in the 1800s to produce a sleek and powerful animal for hunting rats and mice-- a talent which made it a popular family pet in the Victorian era. Like other terriers, this breed is for owners who know how to train and socialize a strong-minded and perhaps sensitive dog with positive reinforcement-- a tricky matter if you use a food reward, since this breed also can become obese if overfed and under-exercised.
If you want to show your dog, you will want to pay attention to your country's kennel club rules. The American Kennel Club (AKC) registers Toy and Standard Manchester Terriers as the same breed that vary in size and the shape of the ears.
Appearance / health:
Manchester Terriers are small, black, dogs with distinctive rich mahogany markings and a taper style tail. They have a wedge-shaped, long, and clean head with a keen, bright, alert expression. The almond shaped black eyes are small, bright, and sparkling. The eyes neither protrude nor sink in the skull. Acceptable ear types for Standard variety Manchester Terriers include the naturally erect ear, the cropped ear, or the button ear. The muzzle and skull are equal in length. The underjaw is full and well defined and the nose is black. The legs are straight with compact, well-arched feet.
For show purposes, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has suggested classifying Standard variety Manchester Terriers according to weight as follows: American-bred for dogs weighing over 12 pounds and not exceeding 16 pounds, and Open Class for dogs weighing over 16 pounds and not exceeding 22 pounds. According to the AKC, Toy variety Manchester Terriers are classified by weight as follows: American-bred for dogs weighing 7 pounds and under, and Open Class for dogs weighing over 7 pounds and not exceeding 12 pounds.
Most Manchester Terriers only "blow coat" twice a year (spring and fall). Weekly brushing with a bristle brush helps to remove dead hair and keeps the coat glossy and shiny.
Standard variety Manchester Terriers require a moderate amount of exercise. Daily exercise of 30 minutes to 1 hour is sufficient for these dogs.
Manchester Terriers may suffer from thyroid disorders and eye problems. Some are prone to a bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease.
Behavior / temperament:
Manchester Terriers are relatively easy to housebreak. They love to rest in their owner's lap, and are excellent companions to the elderly. Some Manchesters are excessive barkers. They are protective by nature and may appear aloof to the stranger.
Training a Manchester Terrier is not as difficult as training some other terrier breeds. However, its stubborn terrier nature may make it difficult for the inexperienced trainer. Early socialization and obedience training brings out the best in them.
Most Manchester Terriers do not bark excessively. However, some dogs may be noisy. Early socialization is necessary to help prevent excessive barking.
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A Dog of Contradictions - Bad Tempered and Thoroughly Engaging
Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) was found by a dog warden on the streets. We think she was a year old. She was clearly from a working dog line (stockier and more athletic looking than a "pet" terrier and with a working dock). She was an absolute delight until she was spayed. After that, she was bad tempered, wanted to fight any and all other dogs and was obsessed with food. (Once, she ate an entire big pan of cooked rice meant for the chickens -she was like a football, her paws could hardly touch the ground and, if you held a match behind her, I swear she would have gone into orbit!) She was, and still is, untrainable (as some terriers are): she has to be on a lead when we go out. Try to get her to do anything, even something that she wants to do, like going to bed, leads to her showing off all her teeth and making a horrible half-growl, half-bark sound: I believe she was H.R. Giger's original inspiration for Alien's mouth parts. She has become a running joke amongst our friends. On the other hand, she is an excellent ratter.
Having said all that, Elvira is very engaging and loving. She wants to be babied when she's tired, something's scared her (e.g. thunder) or she's not feeling well (e.g. having eaten a pan-full of rice). She loves children. Old ladies adore her, even when she's stomping over them. Like all terriers, Elvira has character and heart bigger than a house. She will always be my little girl, even if, sometimes, that little girl is Linda Blair from the Exorcist..
From Drewid May 23 2015 8:05AM
Drug of choice for treatment of tapeworm infestation in dogs.
Droncit is given as a single dose. The tablet can be crushed and mixed with the food.
However no worming treatment can prevent reinfestation, so it is important to worm your dog regularly. It is recommended to repeat the treatment within 15 to 21 days after the first dose..
From L Perez 21 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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