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Old 09-01-2009, 02:04 PM
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In Britain the Toy variety of Manchester Terriers are called English Toy Terriers. In the US they are just toys or standards.

Manchesters were also known as the "Gentlemans Terrier" (in fact thats the name of their Yahoo group online) since they were small enough to be carried by the hunters on horseback and were only put down to finish small game after the larger dogs had cornered it.

I think their predecessors that can be seen as far back as Medieval paintings were called black and tans or black and tan terriers --the preferred rat dogs of the time.

I of course have come up with some less "genteel " names when Zippy insists on barking and chasing my husband around like a nut!

Also, are Corgis called Fairy dogs because of the legends that they were supposedly ridden by the mythical fairies or something like that?
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:38 PM
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The only one I know is Caniche which is poodle in French.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:50 PM
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Other than Alsatian, the only name I've heard my GSD called was "Hey that's a Cop-dog" lol...
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:11 PM
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Other than Alsatian, the only name I've heard my GSD called was "Hey that's a Cop-dog" lol...
It seemed in the 1970s that they were often called "Police Dogs" ...
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In Britain the Toy variety of Manchester Terriers are called English Toy Terriers. In the US they are just toys or standards.

Nope, we call them Manchester Terriers
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:16 PM
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As far as I have heard or read, in the show ring in the UK the toy sized Manchesters are English Toy Terriers, the Standard sized are called Manchester Terriers. Here in the US we don't use the English Toy Terrier name --its just Manchester Terrier toy variety or standard variety.
So Dizzy in actuality no one uses the English Toy Terrier term? (say that 3 times fast ) I guess thats just the official term--but its of course less confusing just to call them all Manchesters!
Just curious Dizzy--Do you ever see any Manchesters? I was wondering if they are just as rare in their country of origin as they seem to be over here.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:19 PM
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As far as I have heard or read, in the show ring in the UK the toy sized Manchesters are English Toy Terriers, the Standard sized are called Manchester Terriers. Here in the US we don't use the English Toy Terrier name --its just Manchester Terrier toy variety or standard variety.
So Dizzy in actuality no one uses the English Toy Terrier term? (say that 3 times fast ) I guess thats just the official term--but its of course less confusing just to call them all Manchesters!
Just curious Dizzy--Do you ever see any Manchesters? I was wondering if they are just as rare in their country of origin as they seem to be over here.

I think they are considered two seperate breeds rather than 2 standards of the same breed......

So to say Manchester terrier you'd mean one 'breed' and to say toy terrier you'd mean another.

So yes and no lol

I haven't met any in person that I can recall, maybe in passing!

To me the Manchester Terrier is a specific thing, I wouldn't call it by any other name, it'd be a different dog.... if that makes sense.

But fanciers may look at it differently, I wouldn't know!

So I guess you'd be right in one sense, but to me they're not the same dog.....

Confusing.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:29 PM
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Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are most commonly called PONs, which is the acronym for Polski Owczarek Nizinny, which is Polish Lowland Sheepdog in Polish. Try saying that 3 times really fast! The best part is watching people try to figure out how PON is the abbreviation for polish lowland sheepdog.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:48 PM
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Wire Fox terrier
Wirehaired fox terrier
I guess they could be a Broken coated fox terrier...
Fox terriers were called Foxies, so wire foxie?

When they were first registered in 1875 they were Foiler or Old Foiler.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:20 PM
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There is a catahoula leapard dog breeder here in oklahoma that calls her dogs catahoula cattle dogs. Never heard of that before.
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