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Breed: Manchester Terrier
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Rodent killer
Life Span: 15 or more years
Appearance: Compact
Color: Black & Tan
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: The short, shiny black & tan coat is easy to care for, requiring almost no grooming. It is a good, easy-care breed for elderly people. It is an average shedder, while the Toy Manchester Terrier sheds little to no hair. Keep the ear passages clean and the claws short.
Height: 10-16 inches
Weight: 6-17 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Standard, yes
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Alert
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Sporty
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: May be snappish
Physical: Some lines are prone to a blood problem called glaucoma. Also some are prone to a bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease, but this is rare and wounds heal quickly. If left out in the sun for long periods, heat bumps may appear along its back.