As a member of the Board, please feel free to reach out to me should you need assistance of any kind. The Manchester Terrier is one of the oldest breeds of terrier. The Manchester Terrier is a vulnerable native British breed. These early dogs were more rugged than the breed is today, but the Manchester still maintains the physical structure of a working terrier. The Chihuahua is the smallest of all dog breeds, with a breed standard that doesn't permit dogs to weigh more than 6 pounds at maturity. The Manchester Terrier is a direct descendent of the early English Black and Tan Terrier, which was highly prized for its working ability as a "ratting" dog in the industrial areas of the North of England. Manchester Terrier (Toy) information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard. Welcome to the official web site of the British Manchester Terrier Club. History. This website is compiled by the British Manchester Terrier Club (BMTC) and Manchester Terrier enthusiasts to provide accurate information about this wonderful breed and its versatile talents. It is the oldest known of the terrier breeds and has been nicknamed the “rat terrier” due to its impressive ability to catch rats and mice. The Manchester Terrier, from which the Toy Manchester Terrier was bred, was developed in the 19th century from crosses between an old Black and Tan Terrier with the Whippet, along with other breeds, primarily for rat-catching. The Manchester Terrier has a strong jaw with a perfect scissor … It has earned the nickname of "rat terrier" because of it's tenacity at catching rats and mice. While I have had dogs my entire life, Manchesters captured me in 2008. A Manchester Terrier's eyes are quite small, almond-shaped and dark in colour with dogs always having a glint in them.
The Manchester Terrier was developed in the Manchester District of England for the purpose of being a ratter and a rabbit hunting dog for society’s non-elite. The Manchester Terrier is my passion. Ears are V-shaped and small in size and they hang close to a dog’s head. Our aim is to preserve and promote […] History. This beautiful, sleek and incredibly athletic dog is the only breed that will always be in my home. John Hulme developed the breed as a rat hunter in nineteenth century in Manchester, England. In England, another breed was also developed in the 19th century in Manchester, the English Toy Terrier, as a separate breed from the Manchester Terrier. It is considered to be the best vermin hunting breed.