Toy Manchester Terrier
Am/Can/Int'l CH Saint Lazar's Southern Belle (Bella)
Photo Courtesy of: Ebet Manchesters

Breed Registries:

Note: The breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may also be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.


Great Britain


Should not exceed 12 lbs (5.5 kg)

Breed Profile:

The Toy Manchester Terrier was developed from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier, as was the Manchester Terrier. And, like the Manchester Terrier, the Toy was a successful ratter despite his small stature.

In Canada and the United States, Manchester Terriers are either "Standard" or "Toy". While the Standard Manchester weighs between 12 and 22 pounds (5.5 to 11 kg), the Toy version should weigh less than 12 pounds (5.5 kg) and, in the Toy variety only the naturally erect ear type is acceptable while the Standard's ear type may be either cropped, button or naturally erect.

The Toy Manchester is neither agressive nor shy. He is devoted, discerning and observant to everything around him. Packed into his sleek muscular body is a great deal of power and agility.

His coat is short, smooth, thick, dense, close and glossy and he is jet black in colour with markings in rich mahogany tan.

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Toy Manchester Terrier puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

Additional Health Resources:

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Breed Standards

Toy Manchester Terrier

Kalil de Nanrox
Photo Courtesy of Elevage NANROX Kennel

Grooming Information

Both varieties of Manchester Terriers are fairly low maintenance. Their short, sleek coat does shed, however, and regular weekly brushing will reduce the amount of shedding as well as keep the coat glossy and shiny.

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.

Training Resources

  • Toy Breeds—Housebreaking
  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.

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Additional Information

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