Q: What is the difference between a “Manchester Terrier” and a “Miniature Pinscher”?
They look an awful lot alike and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the difference between the two. Also, some Manchesters are the same size as a Min Pins
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Answer by Corona
They are a different breed – pinscher not being a terrier at all.
they do look vaguely similar though and i had them both on my breed consideration list.
Answer by Bethnyc
The Manchester is a British breed. They have longer noses, longer bodies with a much higher tuck and a full tail and their ears can be naturally erect. They are a medium energy dog and are used for ratting. The Mini Pin is a terrier type dog developed in Germany and they are more of a square looking dog, smaller in size (from the standard Manchester, not the toy version). and the standard calls for cropped ears and docked tail. They are a very active high energy dog. The mini pin is an older breed I believe and is usually mistakenly called a Mini Doberman which is not true. The mini pin is an older breed than a dobie and not genetically related.
Answer by Not-just-a-pretty-fa
Manchester terriers are MUCH MUCH larger and have a slightly more aggressive streak.:) i have a manchester terrier and a mini pinscher they are lovely
Answer by BMTHESPIAN
They are two completely different breeds. The MinPin is a member of the Toy Group and reach approximatly 11″ at the shoulder. Manchesters come in standard and toy. Standards are members of the terreir group and are 12-22 lbs. Toys are members of the toy group and are 7-12lbs
- MinPins should be square (as long as tall), Manchesters should be slightly longer than tall MinPin should have oval eyes, Manchesters almond eyes,
- Toy manchesters have naturally erect ears standard may be naturally erect , cropped or button ears, MinPins are a cropped breed,
- MinPins should have a level back while Manchesters should have a slight arch,
- MinPins should have a hackeny gait which would be a fault in a Manchester,
- Manchesters come only in black and tan while MinPins can be red or black and tan.
There are many other subtle differences. Also these differences are based on a good quality example of either breed. A poor quality example of either breed may look very much like the other breed
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Answer by aussie mom
The Miniature Pinscher is structurally a well balanced, sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. He naturally is well groomed, proud, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like action, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and his spirited presence.
Size -10 inches to 12 inches in height allowed, with desired height 11 inches to12 inches measured at highest point of the shoulder blades. Disqualification -Under 10 inches or over 12 inches in height. Length of males equals height at withers. Females may be slightly longer. (Photo Credit: scarriot )
A small, black, short-coated dog with distinctive rich mahogany markings and a taper style tail. In structure the Manchester presents a sleek, sturdy, yet elegant look, and has a wedge-shaped, long and clean head with a keen, bright, alert expression. The smooth, compact, muscular body expresses great power and agility, enabling the Manchester to kill vermin and course small game.
Except for size and ear options, there are no differences between the Standard and Toy varieties of the Manchester Terrier. The Toy is a diminutive version of the Standard variety.
The Toy variety shall not exceed 12 pounds. It is suggested that clubs consider dividing the American-bred and Open classes by weight as follows: 7 pounds and under, over 7 pounds and not exceeding 12 pounds.
The Standard variety shall be over 12 pounds and not exceeding 22 pounds. Dogs weighing over 22 pounds shall be disqualified. It is suggested that clubs consider dividing the American-bred and Open classes by weight as follows: over 12 pounds and not exceeding 16 pounds, over 16 pounds and not exceeding 22 pounds.
Answer by ♥Love is WDR&
Aside from looking alike, they are still completely different breeds.
Like the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie!
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