Activities

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


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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Crufts – Discover Dogs

Gill Knight writes:
A huge thank you to all the volunteers on the discover stand at Crufts this week. The teams each day were:

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Crufts – Flyball

Garry Minnikin writes: I have now had time to reflect on this year’s Crufts, I’ve met some lovely people including people from Portugal and Australia who I hope that I can keep in contact with.

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Crufts – Breed Winners

Judge and breed specialist Mr Nigel Norris had an entry of 45 dogs and 51 entries at Crufts this year.

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Crufts – Breeders Competition

The Talanor’s team qualified and competed in the breeder’s competition final at Crufts in the main arena on Friday.

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