The breed of the week is the Manchester Terrier! One of my supporters commented that this breed is often overlooked and has not even been featured on Animal Planet. I had actually never heard of the breed myself, so I thought it may be beneficial to share the information I found with all of you.
*Information from dogbreedinfo.com* There are two varieties of the Manchester Terrier: Toy and Standard. The Manchester Terrier is a high-spirited, powerful, agile, very intelligent, cunning dog which is eager to learn. They display the true terrier nature, are independent, and faithful. Extremely lively, sporty, alert, keen and vigilant. Discerning and devoted, it is loyal and a good friend to its master. The Manchester Terrier likes to please its handler and learns quite quickly. These dogs can be outstanding in activities like agility skills and catch and also do well in obedience trials.
The Manchester Terrier is the oldest known terrier breed. Developed as a rat hunter in nineteenth century Manchester, England by a man named John Hulme. It has earned the nickname of "rat terrier" because of it's tenacity at catching rats and mice. It is considered to be the best vermin hunting breed. They also have a long life expectancy of about 15 or more years.
For more information on this breed, visit: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/manchesterterrier.htm
Photos courtesy of proud toy Manchester Terrier Mommy, Emi Greene! Thank you for bringing this breed to my attention, Emi. I hope this helps everyone learn more about the adorable Manchester Terrier.