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BSK Breed Index: The Manchester Terrier

Life Span: 15 years

Height: 13-16 in

Weight: 12-22 lbs

Litter Size: 3-4 pups

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Manchester Terrier

Originating in England and evolving from the Black and Tan Terrier, it is the oldest know terrier breed. They were bred to hunt rats and vermin and are still used today to hunt down pests in yards and fields.

Manchester Terrier Fun Facts

Until 1959, the Toy Manchester and the Manchester Terrier were separate breeds. 

The main variance between the toy and the standard Manchester are their ear shape. 

It is the oldest known terrier breed. 

Used in the development of the Doberman Pinscher and the Airedale Terrier.

Nicknamed the "Rat Terrier"

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