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Manchester Terrier

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Manchester Terrier Books

Group: Terrier - Breed Standard

Origins

The early 1800s saw times of poor sanitation in England, rats soon became a health menace and rat killing became a popular sport. John Hulme, enthusiastic devotee to the sport of rat killing and rabbit coursing, crossed a Whippet to a cross bred terrier to produce a tenacious, streamlined animal infinitely suited to the sport. This cross proved so successful that it was repeated, resulting in the establishment of a definite type. 1860 saw the Manchester district of England as the breed center for these "Rat Terriers" and the name Manchester Terrier surfaced.

Description

Ideal height at shoulders: dogs: 41cms (16 ins); bitches: 38 cms (15 ins).

Training

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