If you're looking for the toy version, see Manchester Terrier (Toy)
Facts about Manchester Terriers Edit
The Manchester Terrier is a breed of dog of the smooth-haired terrier type. The early 19th century saw times of poor sanitation in England. Rats soon became a health menace and rat killing became a popular sport. John Hulme, enthusiastic devotee of the sport of rat-baiting and rabbit coursing, crossed a whippet to a cross-bred terrier to produce a tenacious, streamlined animal better suited to the sport. This cross proved so successful that it was repeated, resulting in the establishment of a definite type.
Coat colors Edit
- Blue & Tan
- Black & Tan
- Active, Alert, Devoted, Discerning, Gay, Keen, Dead loyal, in an independent terrier way, Spirited, bright, keenly observant