Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 1Large and medium-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
His name denotes his origin, and it is likely that there is some Whippet in his ancestry. Elegant and graceful, he was bred as a ratter and can still be relied upon to despatch vermin quickly and efficiently.
Rat killing reached its peak in the mid-1800s and what dog shows there were, at that time, were usually held in public houses. In Manchester, especially, these became a weekly feature and soon this terrier had classes of his own, eventually taking the name Manchester Terrier.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Compact, elegant and sound with substance.
KC
Compact, elegant and sound with substance.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Keen, alert, gay and sporting.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Keen, alert, gay and sporting; discerning and devoted.
KC
Discerning and devoted.

HEAD

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KC
Long skull, flat and narrow, level and wedge-shaped, without showing cheek muscles, well filled up under eyes, with tapering tight-lipped mouth.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Long, flat and narrow, level and wedge-shaped, without showing cheek muscles.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Jet black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Well filled up under eyes, tapering.
KC
Jaws level, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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FCI
Tight

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws level, with perfect and regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Relatively small, dark and sparkling. Almond-shaped, not prominent.
KC
Relatively small, dark and sparkling. Almond-shaped, not prominent.

Ears

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FCI
Small and V-shaped, carried well above top line of head and hanging close to head above eyes.
KC
Small and V-shaped, carried well above top line of head and hanging close to head above eyes.

NECK

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FCI
Fairly long and tapering from shoulder to head and slightly arched at crest; free from throatiness.
KC
Fairly long and tapering from shoulder to head and slightly arched at crest; free from throatiness.

BODY

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FCI
Short.
KC
Short with well sprung ribs, slightly arched over the loin and cut up behind ribs.

Loin

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FCI
Slightly arched over the loin.

Chest

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FCI
Well sprung ribs.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Cut up behind ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Short and set on where arch of back ends, thick where it joins body, tapering to a point, carried not higher than level of back.
KC
Short and set on where arch of back ends, thick where it joins body, tapering to a point, carried not higher than level of back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Front narrow and deep.
KC
Shoulders clean and well sloped. Front narrow and deep. Forelegs quite straight, set on well under dog; and proportionate length to body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Clean and well-sloped.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Forelegs quite straight, set on well under dog; proportionate length to body.

FEET

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KC
Small, semi-harefooted and strong with well arched toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small, semi-harefooted and strong with well arched toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and muscular. Hindlegs neither cow-hocked nor with feet turned in.
KC
Strong and muscular, well bent at stifle. Hindlegs neither cow-hocked nor with feet turned in.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

HIND LEGS

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GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Straight, free and balanced with good-reaching forequarters and driving power in hindquarters.
KC
Straight, free and balanced with good-reaching forequarters and driving power in hindquarters.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Close, smooth, short and glossy, of firm texture.
KC
Close, smooth, short and glossy, of firm texture.

COLOUR

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FCI

Jet black and rich mahogany tan distributed as follows
On head, muzzle tanned to nose, nose and nasal bone jet black. Small tan spot on each cheek and above each eye, under-jaw and throat tanned with distinct tan V. Legs from knee downward tanned with exception of toes which shall be pencilled with black, a distinct black mark (thumbmark) immediately above feet. Inside hindlegs tanned but divided with black at stifle joint. Under tail tanned, vent tanned by marking as narrow as possible so that it is covered by tail. A slight tan mark on each side of chest. Tan outside hindlegs, commonly called breeching, is undesirable.
In all cases black should not run into tan or vice versa, but division between colours clearly defined.
KC
Jet black and rich mahogany tan distributed as follows: on head, muzzle tanned to nose, nose and nasal bone jet black. Small tan spot on each cheek and above each eye, under-jaw and throat tanned with distinct tan V. Legs from knee downward tanned with exception of toes which shall be pencilled with black, a distinct black mark (thumbmark) immediately above feet. Inside hindlegs tanned but divided with black at stifle joint. Under tail tanned, vent tanned by marking as narrow as possible so that it is covered by tail. A slight tan mark on each side of chest. Tan outside hindlegs, commonly called breeching, is undesirable. In all cases black should not run into tan or vice versa, but division between colours clearly defined.

SIZE

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

Height at withers

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FCI
Males 41 cms. Females 38 cms.

Weight

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FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.