Learn about the temperament and personality of the Standard Manchester Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Standard Manchester Terrier photos.
The Manchester Terrier is alert, energetic, brave, feisty, and extraordinarily loyal. They quickly form strong bonds with their owners. They are sharp-witted, observant, discerning, and make good watchdogs. While they are affectionate with their families, Manchester Terriers can be reserved with strangers. They are certainly willing to take action if it is necessary to protect themselves, their home, or their family. But that is rarely necessary, as they have a fairly impressive bark, which they are quick to employ. Manchesters are lively, athletic, playful, and can be hilarious. They are great companions for active and energetic people, and they are very adaptable. They love to join in with family activities and a Manchester will consider himself to be a member of your family. They do well with well-behaved, gentle children and with other dogs. However, if challenged, a Manchester will not back down, no matter the size of the other dog. They can also coexist peacefully with cats, especially if introduced at a young age. They do not, however, do well with small pets such as rodents and rabbits, because they will hunt them. These are intelligent dogs who are eager to learn. They can become quite obedient, and they can be a bit stubborn. They are responsive, intelligent, and incredibly devoted to their owners. Just know that they also like to help with the gardening.
Standard Manchester Terrier Training
The Standard Manchester Terrier is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Standard Manchester Terrier Shedding
The Standard Manchester Terrier sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Standard Manchester Terrier Grooming
The short coat of the Standard Manchester Terrier only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.