Meet Cheryl and Oscar the Manchester Terrier, aged 1 year

About the breed

The Manchester Terrier is one of the oldest breeds of terrier and was developed as a rat hunter in nineteenth century in Manchester, England. It is considered to be the best vermin hunter around.

They require a firm, confident, owner who is consistent with their dogs training. They need an active owner as they are a high-spirited, extremely lively and sport and thrive on attention from their owners.

Why did you choose this particular breed?

Manchester Terrier’s have a short coat, which is great for people with allergies. It is also a good sized breed and loves a walk, but doesn’t go crazy if we miss one.

Is their personality/behaviour in line with what people may associate with the breed?

As a terrier, they can be yappy with a need to guard the property. They are great with kids if properly socialised early.

Any Tips for someone considering getting this breed?

Even though Oscar doesn’t go crazy if we miss a walk, they do need a good sized yard as they love to run. He can be timid, so lots of interaction with other dogs and people as early as possible is a must to build their confidence.

How interested/good at training or obedience?

This breed loves training and learning, which helps his active brain.

Any tricks, skills or community work?

Likes to retrieve any of his toys that anyone is willing to throw.