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Breed Standards for the Manchester Terrier



General Appearance:

The Manchester Terrier is perhaps the sleekest        and raciest of all terriers, with a smooth, compact, muscular body, slightly longer than tall, and a slightly arched topline.




Resembles a blunted wedge in profile and from front, Small almond shaped eyes, Naturally erect, button, or cropped ear. 




Tapered tail carried in a slight upward curve.




Black and tan, with a black thumbprint patch on the front of each foreleg and pencil marks on the top of each toe.




Weight is 12 to 22 pounds; height is 15 – 16 inches.




Impeccably clean, independent, reserved with strangers, yet sensitive.

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