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Official CKC Breed Standard for the Toy Manchester Terrier

Size: Weight not exceeding 12 lb (5.5 kg).  All dogs weighing more than 12 lb. (5.5 kg) shall be disqualified.  It is recommended that at all dog shows the open class shall be (and any or all other classes, except puppy class, may be) divided as: a) under 7 lb (3 kg); b) 7-12 lb. (3-5.5 kg).

Coat and Colour:  Coat smooth, short, thick dense, close, and glossy; not soft.   Jet black and rich mahogany tan, which should not run or blend into each other but meet abruptly forming clear, well-defined lines of colour division. A small tan spot over each eye; a very small spot on each cheek; the lips of the upper and lower jaws should be tanned, the tan extending under the jaw to the throat, ending in the shape of the letter V; the inside of the ears partly tanned.  Tan spots, called rosettes, on each side of the chest above the front legs, more pronounced in puppies than adults.  There should be a black "thumb mark" patch on the front of each foreleg between the partern and the knee.  There should be a distinct black "pencil mark" line running lengthwise on the top of each toe on all four feet.  The remainder of the forelegs to be tan to the knee.  Tan on the hind legs should continue from the penciling on the feet up the inside of the legs to a little below the stifle joint; the outside of the legs to be perfectly black.  There should be tan under tail, and on the vent, but only of such size as to be covered by the tail.  (White in any part of the coat is a serious fault and shall disqualify whenever the white shall form a patch or stripe measuring as much as 1/2 inch (1cm) in its longest dimension).

Head: Long, narrow, tight skinned, almost flat, with a slight indentation up the forehead; slightly wedge-shaped, tapering to the nose, and well filled up under the eyes, with no visible cheek muscles, and well filled up under the eyes; level in mouth, withtight-lipped jaws.  Nose black.  Eyes small, bright, sparkling, set moderately close together, as near black as possible; oblong in shape, slanting upwards on the outside; they should neither protrude nor sink in the skull.  Ears of moderate size; set well and rather close together; thin, moderately narrow at base; with pointed tips; naturally erect carriage.  Wide, flaring, blunt tipped or "bell" ears are a serious fault; cropped or cut ears shall disqualify.

Neck: The should be of moderate length, slim and graceful; gradually becoming large as it approaches, and blend smoothly with the sloping shoulders; free from throatiness; slightly arched from the occiput.

Forequarters: Shoulders sloping.  Forelegs straight, and well under body.  Feet compact, well arched, with jet black nails; the two middle toes in the front feet rather longer that the others.

Body:  Back slightly arched at the loin, and falling again to the joining of the tail to the same height as the shoulder, body moderately short, with robust loins; shest narrow between the legs; deep in the brisket; ribs well sprung out behind the shoulders.

Hindquarters: Hind legs should not turn in or out as viewed from the rear, carried back; hocks well let down.  The hind feet shaped like those of a cat.

Tail: Moderately short, and set on where the arch of the back ends; thick where it joins the body, tapering to a point; not carried higher than the back.

Faults: White in any part of the coat is  serious fault.  Wide, flaring, blunt tipped or "bell" ears are a serious fault.

Disqualifications: Cropped or cut ears.  White whenever it shall form a patch or stripe measuring as much as 1/2 inch (1 cm) in its longest dimension.  weight, more than 12 lb (5.5 kg).

Scale of Points:

Head (including eyes, nose, and ears)  
Neck and shoulders  
Body (including chest, and tail) 
Legs and feet  
Coat  
Colour
                        TOTAL

30
10
15
15
10
20
100