Toy Manchester Terrier Potty Training


How to potty train a Toy Manchester Terrier puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have Toy Manchester Terrier house training solutions, so housebreaking basenji puppies will be fast and easy. Over 50,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including Toy Manchester Terriers. The free video below is a short version of our free 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for a Toy Manchester Terrier puppy or a Toy Manchester Terrier adult dog. If you are seeking Toy Manchester Terrier puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of a Toy Manchester Terrier. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.



The toy Manchester terrier is a miniature version of the standard Manchester. As such it is sleek, racy, and compact. It is slightly longer than it is tall, with a slightly arched topline. Its gait is free and effortless, not hackney. Its expression is keen and alert, and its coat is smooth and glossy. Although true to its terrier heritage when it comes to scrappiness and hunting instincts, the toy Manchester is among the gentlest and most sensitive of breeds. It is playful with its family, yet reserved, sometimes even timid, with strangers. The toy Manchester terrier is inquisitive and may chase small pets.

This is not an outdoor breed. It enjoys a romp outdoors, but it hates the cold. Indoors, it appreciates a soft, warm bed. Coat care is minimal, consisting of occasional brushing to remove dead hair.

One of the preeminent dogs of England was the black and tan terrier, a breed valued for its rat-killing prowess since the sixteenth century. Rat-killing dogs were valuable not only for ridding homes of vermin but also for the entertainment value of betting upon how many rats a dog could kill in an allotted time. Manchester, England, was populated by workers who looked to their rat-killing contests and dog-racing contests for entertainment. It was only natural that eventually a cross between the black and tan terrier ratter and the whippet racer would be made, and the result was the dog known since about 1860 as the Manchester terrier. At times the Manchester terrier was considered no different from its black and tan terrier forebears, and it was not until 1923 that the name was officially changed back to Manchester terrier. Other breeds have probably been intermingled with the Manchester during its development, most notably the Italian greyhound. This may account for the breed's wide size range. An early standard of 1881 described the existence of a toy variety even then. The smaller dogs were in high demand, and breeders resorted to inbreeding to achieve even smaller specimens, which eventually led to exceedingly small frail dogs. Upon realizing the state of these dogs, breeders endeavored to breed a miniature, but not tiny, version. The result is the toy Manchester terrier. The AKC initially considered the Manchester and toy Manchester separate but interbreeding breeds. In 1959, they were changed to be two interbreeding varieties of one breed. Besides size, the toy Manchester differs from its larger counterpart in that cropped ears are not allowed. The toy Manchester terrier is also known as the English toy terrier.