Toy Manchester Terrier: Dog Breed Description

The Toy Manchester Terrier is a dog breed bred in England, in Manchester in the 19th century and intended for hunting foxes, rats and other rodents. Also, representatives of this breed have been used and are used as guard dogs and companion dogs.

This dog is a small nimble dog, a variety of the Manchester Terrier.


The Toy Manchester Terrier is a strong, elegant and graceful dog with an expressive muzzle. She is flexible, athletic and observant.

However, this dog cannot exceed 12 pounds (5.4 kg) in weight and, unlike a Manchester Terrier, cropped ears on a Toy Terrier is a disqualification. The ears should be broad at the base and pointed towards the tip.


An active and brave Toy Manchester Terrier, a loyal and loyal dog. She does not tolerate loneliness and must be in the spotlight all the time. Getting bored, this small dog begins to destroy everything around and bark incessantly. This breed is not suitable for homes that already have other dogs or other pets. This little dog gets along well with teenagers.

Dogs of this breed are leaders in character. If the dog is not raised from puppyhood, chances are high that “little Napoleon” will grow up. But with simple exercises and active walks, the dog will become a problem-free friend.

Wool and care

The Toy Manchester Terrier has a shiny, smooth, short, dense coat. Periodically this dog should be brushed with a stiff brush. It should only be bathed, when necessary, but it is extremely important to regularly clean the ears.

You can bathe your dog once a month or even less, depending on the season. Remember that frequent bathing is not good for your pet, since the coat is short, shampoos can dry out the skin, which will cause peeling.

This breed suffers from glaucoma and von Willebrand disease.

The average life span of this breed is 13-15 years.


The Toy Manchester Terrier needs a dominant owner, as well as intensive and early socialization and early obedience training. This dog will not react to harsh or harsh training methods, so its trainer needs to be strict, fair and consistent.


The Toy Manchester Terrier is suitable for living in an apartment, but it must get enough physical activity. This dog loves to play with the family, walk on a strong leash and be free in a well-fenced yard. This little terrier can do great things in a variety of canine sports.

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