American Manchester Terrier Club
Manchesters in Competitive Events
Agility, rally, earthdog, dog shows …. Manchester can do it all and then do it all over again before the day is done! However, don’t mistake this breed’s versatility for a constant need to be busy. They are wonderful at adapting to the needs and energy levels of their individual families and each litter will have a range in temperaments and energy levels suited for the busy family or the calm household. By working with a responsible breeder, you can find the right Manchester for your lifestyle.
The key to a Manchester’s adaptability is probably their willingness to follow their owner anywhere, but their size, athleticism and big personalities help a lot too! You will find Manchester Terriers, both Standard and Toy excelling AKC Agility, Rally, Barn Hunt, Earthdog, Obedience, Conformation (dog shows), Lure Coursing and Tracking. Other venues offer flyball, disc dog and canine freestyle. Your Manchester can do just about anything!
You don’t need a puppy to get started in competitive events: you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! If you’re interested in learning more about how your Manchester can get involved in competitive events and sports, we’re happy to connect you with someone who is experienced in that venue and willing to share training tips and tricks.