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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)