The Manchester Terrier breed originated in 19th century Manchester, England. Bred from a Whippet and a dark, rat-catching terrier, the Manchester Terrier was used to keep rats away from stables, barns and warehouses.
Manchester Terriers have small, athletic frames covered in smooth, black & tan coats. Their narrow, wedge-shaped heads have erect ears, dark eyes and strong jaws. They have lean necks, narrow chests and tapered tails that either hang low or curl into a hook shape. Overall, Manchester Terriers have a nimble and sleek look.
Manchester Terriers can live more than 14 years.