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

First Mannie Mooch in Cornwall – Seaton Sands – 30 September 2018

Janet Palmer writes: The first Mannie Mooch in Cornwall got off to a flying start in lovely weather at one of the most dog friendly places you could ask for at Seaton beach, near Looe in Cornwall. Only just into Cornwall so a reasonable drive down from Devon.

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20th October at 11.00 – West Wittering Beach

Linda Shaw writes: PLEASE NOTE change of date: 20th October at 11.00 – West Wittering Beach, St Peter & St Paul Church, Pound Lane, PO20 8AJ. Simon Rapley has kindly offered to lead the mooch. As with all our mooches, they are designed as a social gathering and for those that want to know more about […]

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Wiltshire Game and Country Fair – 22-23 September 2018

The only way to describe our last Living Heritage breed stand for this year was wet, wet, and even more WET. Our hardy team of Manchester Terriers were not deterred and, with the help of their backing team looking after their every need, they faced the public.

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Midland Game Fair – 15-16 September 2018

What a fabulous time we had promoting Manchester Terriers at Weston Park for the Midland Game Fair this weekend.

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The Dog Lovers Show – 8-9 September 2018

The SEC in Glasgow was the location for the first Dog Lovers Show in Scotland and we were there to share in their success with our breed stand. Not many Manchester Terriers live in Scotland so this was our chance to get them seen.

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