The gentleman’s terrier is an active and well-mannered companion.

Vital Stats

Height: Toys, 10 to 12 inches at shoulder; Standards, 15 to 16 inches at shoulder
Weight: Toys, up to 12 pounds, Standards, 12 to 22 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 14 to 16 years

This lively, spirited dog is a true terrier. Bred in Manchester, England, for the common man’s sports of rat killing and rabbit coursing, he’s got game and he loves to show it.

The Gentleman’s Terrier (as he is known in Victorian England) is not a sparring dog but loves a good chase, making him a flyball and agility rock star. Full Manchester Terrier profile on
[usrlist “Apartment appropriate:5” “Affectionate with family:4” “Energy Level:4” “General health:4” “Need for exercise:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Vigor:4” “Wanderlust:3” “Watchdog ability:3” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Dog friendly:3” “Drooling potential:2” “Amount of shedding:1”]