The Manchester Terrier is a close relative of the Black and Tan Terrier, and, like many other terriers, this breed was developed for ratting and hunting other small game such as rabbits. Known as the Gentleman's Terrier, the Manchester is highly intelligent and loyal. Furthermore, the Manchester Terrier enjoys nothing more than spending time with you, so you should plan activities that give the both of you the opportunity to enjoy physical activity. The Manchester Terrier loves to play. You can engage them in daily walks, playing with toys, or you may choose to engage in agility training. One very neat type of activity for the Manchester Terrier is the "Earthdog" class, which allows the participant to dig and follow their instincts.
The Manchester Terrier is a smart and, according to the AKC, "keenly observant" dog. This means that you should provide as much mental stimulation to the breed as possible. Playing fun games such as Magic Cups will encourage the dog's ability to scent. Enrolling them in "Earthdog" classes will allow them to dig without getting into mischief. All in all, practice fun games with your Manchester Terrier as often as possible to ensure a happy and healthy pet.