The sleek and alert Manchester Terrier originated in England is a descendant of the oldest known terrier breed, the Black and Tan Terrier. As with many other terriers, their primary occupation was chasing and eradicating vermin on farms. They still retain these instincts and are ready and willing to discourage rodents from setting up shop in your cupboards or back yard. They are loyal and interactive breed, that benefits greatly from consistent training. Though not particularly high strung, they are enthusiastic and dedicated watchdogs who are happy to alert you to anything suspicious. Their short coat requires little maintenance and they even tend to groom themselves.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.