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Manchester Terrier

The Manchester Terrier is a high-spirited, very intelligent, and cunning dog which is eager to learn. They display the true Terrier nature, are independent, and faithful. Extremely lively, sporty, alert, keen and vigilant. Discerning and devoted, it is loyal and a good friend to its master. The Manchester Terrier likes to please its handler and learns quite quickly. They thrive on attention from their owners. They do not do well left alone for long periods of time. They can become bored, hyper, destructive, and bark excessively if left alone and ignored. They very much wish to be with their people. These dogs can be outstanding in activities like agility skills and catch and also do well in obedience trials. The Manchester Terrier should be thoroughly socialized when it is young to prevent potential aggression. He can be headstrong, protective and snappish if not raised properly. This breed needs thorough, firm training. Sources differ on the breed's combativeness with other dogs. Ask your breeder about this characteristic in specific lines. Manchester Terriers should not be trusted with other small non-canine animals and must be introduced to children as a young pup.