Do they bark excessively? Are they yappy?
Manchester Terriers do bark. It is one of their good qualities (they warn of potential dangers). And most Manchester Terriers do not bark excessively, however, in some individuals excessive barking has been reported. With most Manchester Terriers barking can be curbed early on or avoided entirely by taking a few preventative steps. The most important step is to socialize your puppy properly. Make sure your Manchester Terrier is exposed to a wide variety of people, animals, and noises at a young age. It is especially important to expose you Manchester Terrier to a variety of people visiting your home and a variety of noises within the home while you Manchester is still a puppy to teach them that these things are all acceptable and not to be barked at. If barking problems begin to develop the problem can usually be dealt with either with some training, a bark collar, or (as a last resort) a surgical de-barking procedure.