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Manchester Terrier (Black & Tan, Face)
Black & Tan, Face

Breed Information


2022: #130

2021: #123

2020: #132

2019: #140

2018: #133

2017: #135

2016: #133

2015: #137

Name Manchester Terrier (Toy, Standard)
Other names Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier (AKC:1887 & UKC)
Size Smallest, Small
Type Purebred
Life span 14-16 years









Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)

Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm)


Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg)

Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg)



Black & Tan

Litter Size 2-4 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $500 - $1000 USD

The average price for a puppy will be somewhere between $500 - $1,000 per puppy. It could be more or it could be less, depending on the breeder, where the breeder lives, shipping costs, and the genetics of the puppy.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

5 stars

The Manchester Terrier is a good dog for apartment living. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. Manchester Terriers prefer warm climates.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

3 stars

Not Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.

Dog Friendly

3 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

The Manchester Terrier demands plenty of exercise. In addition to the normal daily walks, let it run and play off the leash regularly. These dogs can run very fast and keep the speed up for a long time. This dog greatly enjoys exercising by running alongside a bicycle, provided the amount of exercise is built up gradually. Do not allow this breed off the leash except in a secure area unless it has been trained, as he likes to chase.


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


4 stars

Ranking: #32 Full Ranking List


4 stars

Shedding Level

1 stars

Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


4 stars

Moderately Easy Training: The Manchester Terrier learns quite quickly. It does well in obedience trials.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Manchester Terrier Puppy (Black & Tan, Muzzle)
Black & Tan, Muzzle

Manchester Terrier Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Bella
02 Oliver Lucy
03 Rocky Sadie
04 Jake Lulu
05 Duke Mia
06 Tucker Stella
07 Riley Sasha
08 Bailey Nala
09 Zeus Rosie
10 Murphy Zoe
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


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. The combination of power and agility enables the breed to course and kill small game and vermin. Its gait is free and effortless, not hackney. Its expression is keen and alert, and its coat is smooth and glossy.

The Manchester terrier has been described as "catlike," being impeccably clean, independent, reserved with strangers, yet sensitive. It is more responsive than many terriers and is generally a well-mannered house dog. It is devoted to its family, and enjoys napping at its special person's side. Otherwise, it is busy, ever nosing around for adventure or a game. Some tend to dig.


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. These early dogs were more rugged than the breed is today, but the Manchester still maintains the physical structure of a working terrier. When first officially classified, all smooth-coated, black and tan terriers (including the smaller, Toy, variety) were called Old English Terriers. The present breed type was said to be influenced by the possible introduction of Whippet blood for refinement, plus the Bull Terrier and White English Terrier. Samuel Handley of Manchester, England, is credited with stabilizing the breed. As a result of his efforts the breed became known as the Manchester.

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