Dogs 101 - MANCHESTER TERRIER - Top Dog Facts About the Manchester Terrier
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Dogs 101 - MANCHESTER TERRIER Top Dog Facts About the Manchester Terrier
Commonly confused for its appearance with the Doberman, the Manchester Terrier is one of the oldest British Terrier breeds in the world. Descendant of the Black and Tan Terrier and the Whippet, this dog was very popular in the XIX century not only thanks to its ability to track and hunt rats and rabbits but also for being an excellent companion dog. In 1937, the British Manchester Terrier Club was formed. Its members saved the race from extinction after World War II. Finally, after its arrival in the United States, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the Standard variety in 1887.
Time for some Ruff Trivia: Even if the Manchester Terrier exists in two sizes, Toy and Standard, what other physical feature makes them different?
A: Eyes B: Ears C: Fur
What do you think, give it your best guess in the comments below before we get to the answer! Hang on tight and we’ll get back to this Ruff Trivia Question toward the end of the video.
The Manchester Terrier is an agile and strong dog with an elegant, robust, compact and muscular appearance. The standard size weigh 12 to 22 pounds, the small eyes are dark, almost black, and almond shaped. It has a smooth, short, dense, shiny and rough coat of black color and intense mahogany. Check out here in BrooklynsCorner.com more about what makes the Manchester Terrier so great. Grooming: Frequent brushing is essential to keep Manchester Terrier's fur clean and free of dead hair. In addition, his nails, teeth and ears need a monthly and constant cleaning to prevent infections.
Temperament: Just like many other terriers, the Manchester Terrier is an intelligent, faithful, friendly dog, but also very stubborn. However, thanks to their loyalty and patience are the ideal pet for any kind of family. They’re excellent watchdogs capable of defending and protecting their owners from any strange or dangerous situation.
Training: Full of energy, agile and active, the Manchester Terrier needs to do daily walks and several exercises to stimulate their obedience, intelligence and physical strength. This breed usually get bored very quickly, for that reason is important to maintain his attention with proper, fun, loving, patient training exercises and with positive rewards in order to obtain better results.
Health: Even if the Manchester Terrier can live up to 16 years, he may suffer from diseases such as hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes disease, deafness, dislocation of the patella, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), von Willebrand disease (VWD) , diabetes mellitus and cardiomyopathy. Check out some safety and health tips for your dog here in BrooklynsCorner.com
The Manchester Terrier is an extremely loyal dog to its owners and their loved ones. He’s an elegant and fun breed, but at the same time protective and sometimes stubborn. He has a unique personality that stands out for being cordial, unconditional, educated and grateful for the time shared with his human family.
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