Manchester Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Manchester Terrier is remarkably easy to maintain when it comes to his coat. The short, dense hair is clean, and dirt particles are easily removed by brushing. However, this breed will blow their coat twice annually. Brushing is essential during these times to help remove dead and loose hair. Bathing your Manchester Terrier is only recommended when he needs a bath and shampoo. The Manchester Terrier’s toe nails will also need clipping up to two times per month if the dog does not naturally wear them down during activity. In addition to brushing and nail clipping, you should also check your Manchester Terrier's ears once a week for debris or wax. Speak with your grooming specialist or veterinarian for recommended products and methods for cleaning your dog’s ears. Being a part of the terrier family, the Manchester Terrier does not have a natural “doggy” smell. Keeping his coat, ears, and teeth clean will also help keep any unwanted smell from developing. The Manchester Terrier is a high energy dog who needs a lot of exercise. However, if given the opportunity to run and play this breed does very well in urban and apartment living. This breed is almost more tolerant of warm weather than it is of cold weather. When it comes to feeding the Manchester Terrier, this breed only requires ¼ cup to 1 cup of dry food divided into two meals daily. The amount of food given to your Manchester Terrier will depend on his metabolism, age, and size. This breed has a tendency to overindulge so obesity is a real threat. You should always watch your dog’s weight and make adjustments as necessary.