Learn about the temperament and personality of the Standard Manchester Terrier. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Standard Manchester Terrier Temperament
The Manchester Terrier is alert, energetic, brave, feisty, and extraordinarily loyal. They quickly form strong bonds with their owners. They are sharp-witted, observant, discerning, and make good watchdogs. While they are affectionate with their families, Manchester Terriers can be reserved with strangers. They are certainly willing to take action if it is necessary to protect themselves, their home, or their family. But that is rarely necessary, as they have a fairly impressive bark, which they are quick to employ. Manchesters are lively, athletic, playful, and can be hilarious. They are great companions for active and energetic people, and they are very adaptable. They love to join in with family activities and a Manchester will consider himself to be a member of your family. They do well with well-behaved, gentle children and with other dogs. However, if challenged, a Manchester will not back down, no matter the size of the other dog. They can also coexist peacefully with cats, especially if introduced at a young age. They do not, however, do well with small pets such as rodents and rabbits, because they will hunt them. These are intelligent dogs who are eager to learn. They can become quite obedient, and they can be a bit stubborn. They are responsive, intelligent, and incredibly devoted to their owners. Just know that they also like to help with the gardening.
Standard Manchester Terrier Training
The Standard Manchester Terrier is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Standard Manchester Terrier Shedding
The Standard Manchester Terrier sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Standard Manchester Terrier Grooming
The short coat of the Standard Manchester Terrier only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)