Along with being a great family member, the Manchester Terrier was bred for a purpose, to hunt and catch vermin.  It required an intelligent, agile dog that had a quick turn at speed and was fast. These attributes lend themselves to a range of different competitive dog activities that you can enjoy with your Manchester Terrier. We are seeing our versatile breed making themselves known in several Kennel Club (KC) and unaffiliated competitive sports and activities such as agility, flyball, racing, canicross, conformation showing, scent work and obedience.

However, there is a note of caution.  Although the Manchester was bred to work and their willingness to follow their owner combined with their athleticism, speed and exuberance makes them ideal for dog sports, they are a ‘TERRIER’.  They can have a mind of their own and sometimes will test you to the limit.  Training can therefore be a challenge especially in their juvenile years (up to 2.5yrs). However, most owners will say that this is what’s makes it so much fun to work with their dogs.

Information about some of these activities and contact details of Manchester owners involved in them are in the links.  If you are a Manchester Terrier owner involved with a dog sport/activity not listed please let us know and we will add it to our links.

Whatever the activity you decide to do with your Manchester have fun.

Activites News

Banbury Obreedience – 30 June 2019

Lovely day at the Banbury Obreedience heat on Sunday. Fourteen teams entered, thirteen ran. Fifty-two enthusiastic competitors resplendent in their team colours in the sunshine!

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Lune Valley Obreedience and Rally – 26 June 2019

Manchesters Reunited had a fabulous day at Lune Valley DTC’s Obreedience and Rally competition held at Westmorland County Show Ground in Cumbria. It is held alongside a week long agility show.

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St. George’s parade final reminder

Manchester St George’s Day Parade, final reminder! The Parade sets off at 12 noon tomorrow from Varley St., Miles Platting M40 7EJ, we are number 10 in the line up. The forecast is due to be warm with temperatures approaching the mid 20’s, so bring water for your dogs and consider cool coats/spray bottles and […]

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St George’s Day’s Parade Manchester – Monday 22nd April

Ann Harrison writes:

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Crufts – Obreedience

Jean Walker writes:
Well, Manchesters Reunited’s dreams of success in the Obreedience Competition at Crufts came to an end when a couple of mistakes put us right out of contention

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