Breeders of Quality Standard Manchester Terriers – Rough and Smooth Collies

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2010 – 5:36 pm

All the puppies are raised in our home, desensitized to new things and well socialized.

Located in Niagara Falls, Ontario with Sandy & Simon Cunniff or in Hamilton, Ontario with Jodi and Kent Parkinson.

Rough and Smooth Collie litters are sometimes available in Niagara Falls, Ontario with Sandy & Simon Cunniff.


Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2009 – 1:26 am

For pictures and more information please see our facebook page.

We are dedicated to producing quality Standard Manchester Terriers, Smooth and Rough Collies for pet and show. All of our dogs are our loving pets and show dogs. They are not kennel dogs but part of the family.

We specialize in European and Australian Bloodlines as I do not feel that a Toy Manchester is the same breed. Only in the States and Canada that I know of can you have a Standard Manchester with no Standards in it’s bloodline.

However, since we breed for pure Standard Manchesters most of ours tend to be larger than the recommended size for the Breed Standard here in America.

Our main purpose in breeding is to preserve this breed with healthy, quality, and good temperament. I am one of the few breeders that can run same sex dogs together with each other without conflicts. This is a breed that is on the vulnerable breed list in it’s Country of Origin. They are way to good a companion dog that loves to please and be with it’s owner for it to go extinct.

Our first Collie was a drop off dog. When he passed away of old age, we decided to get into Smooth and Rough Collies. The Smooth Collie has less of the work than a rough as far as grooming goes. However, they shed more constantly. Both have the same wonderful temperament.

Our house and where we keep our dogs is inspected every year by the Niagara Falls Animal Control Officers to become a registered Kennel in Niagara Falls.

Our next love is Canadian Horses. They are like large dogs. Love to greet and follow you around. Our horses are now very old. But in very good shape and we can still ride them. We also have a Kentucky Mountain Horse mare broken to drive so we enjoy taking her out on buggy rides.

Kent and Jodi Parkinson reside in Hamilton. Jodi has shown and raised her own Manchesters now for several years sharing the Moonshadows Kennel name. Jodi looks after our facebook page, and shows in confirmation, agility, rally and obedience trials.

2023 Planned Litters

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2021 – 11:20 pm

Standard Manchesters, Rough & Smooth Collies

Standard Manchester Terriers planned for 2023 litters should be ready to go Spring or Summer

Adoption forms are available for our upcoming litters. 

Thank you to all those that have shown interest in these wonderful breed.

We try to always have homes lined up for our puppies prior to doing a breeding. Our pups are usually all spoken for before they are born with deposits. Deposits usually taken in November for the following year.

As this is a rare and vulnerable breed with only a few breeders especially in Canada and Eastern and Mid-Eastern States.

SORRY, WE ONLY HAVE STANDARDS usually 20 to 26 lbs. Due to overseas bloodlines which Breed Standards go by height not weight.

Co-ownership homes are sometimes available to those that will be willing for their dog to be shown or bred. Available for Canadian Owners. This allows us to extend our breeding program with the dog having it’s own home to have more love and attention than a multi-dog household. If you are willing to help keep the breed thriving please let us know you would be interested in this option.

For more pictures and information check out Moonshadows Manchester Terriers Facebook page.

Rough and Smooth Collies

Presently a waiting list is started for our next litter of Rough and Smooth Collies Spring to late Summer 2023.

We breed for health, temperament, and structure for a healthy pet and/or show dog.

Below is Cheyanne a pup from the 2017 litter of Cooper and Lady.

The picture is of Moonshadows Cheyenne a pup we showed 2017 and 2018 out of Cooper and Lady. Got her Canadian Championship in 2018.

All our dogs live in our house and our place is inspected yearly by the Niagara Falls Humane Society before we can get our kennel license.

For more pictures and information check out Moonshadows Manchester Terriers Facebook page.


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Posted in Dogs, Shows, Uncategorized on January 28, 2021 – 9:48 pm

In Yr Home Cat Grooming

Posted in Pet grooming on August 3, 2017 – 11:36 am

I come to your place and groom your cat in your home. This is more comfortable and less stressful for you pet.

What you need is a table and electric plug.

For more information call me at 905-382-6627. I cover the whole Niagara Area.

I have 30 years experience with cats. Have been doing housecall grooming now for 6 years. Prices range from just nails $25 first cat and $10 each additional cat. If the cat needs a bath it is usually $10-$15 more. Lion cuts usually are $75 if matted $85 severely matted $100 depending on distance and temperament of the cat.

I serve Fort Erie, Welland, Niagara Falls, and St. Catharines areas.

Veterinarian and Client recommended.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks Sandy

Whats Available!

Posted in Dogs on June 16, 2014 – 10:05 pm


We are accepting applications for 2023

Thank you to all those that have shown interest in this wonderful breed.

We are expecting to have Standard Manchester puppies?

There is an adoption form to fill in, if interested. This helps us insure the potential owner and the Manchester Terrier breed is a good match. For a form please email or You can also messenger Jodi at

We will only breed when there are potential homes for our puppies. $100 deposits will be taken to hold a puppy and keep your position on the waiting list. You can defer to the next litter. You may be on our waiting list without a deposit however, this may mean you will be moved down the waiting list if others are willing to pay deposit before you are.

The number of litters we have per year depends on how many potential homes we have for our pups. Though we usually only have 2 to 3 litters a year. We are not a big kennel our dogs are our house pets as well.

Generally we do not bred if we do not have the right homes lined up for our puppies. We try not to bring pups into the world if we do not know they have potential homes lined up.

Moonshadows is a small kennel who has been raising and owned Manchester Terriers for over 30 years. Jodi joined us about 10 years ago.

We only breed for pups to go home in the warmer weather so they get the adequate socialization and exposure to different sounds and environments.

We start when the pups are 3 days old with the Bio-Sensor program and as they grow we introduce new things into their lives. Including early socialization, new environments, new scents, other dogs all this helps them learn and adjust easier to new surrounding, people and activities in their lives.

We bred for health, structure and temperament. We do not want to see our breed go extinct which is our purpose for breeding. This breed is much to great a companion to have that happen. It is a vulnerable breed now and their numbers are declining.

Consider a purebred to save the breed!

We have overseas bloodlines so our Manchesters tend to be bigger than American lines. This is due to the fact that only in America are the Toy and Standards considered the same breed. Also, Overseas lines do not have weight in their Breed Standards. So usually our bitches 20-24 lbs and dogs are 22 – 26 lbs. Fifteen to seventeen inches at the shoulder.

Occasionally, we help home adult dogs that are in need of new homes. Some of these may need patience and understanding to allow them to trust and accept their new homes. Please call if interested if finding out more about how to keep you name down for this. 905-382-6627.


Moonshadows in Niagara Falls with Sandy & Simon Cunniff  litter for 2023.

For more pictures please visit our facebook page.

Posted in Pet grooming on March 23, 2014 – 7:58 pm

Expected Litters and What is Available

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 – 10:19 am


We do not like our Manchesters to go into homes in the colder months as they then usually do not get the socialization and exposure that they need to be well adjusted dogs.

We are accepting adoption forms for 2023.

Call 905-382-6627 or email for an adoption form.  or Or messenger Jodi at our facebook page.

For pictures and more information on us visit our facebook page.


Planned litter for 2023 roughly Summer to early Fall.

New Website

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2009 – 1:13 am

Still working on this site.


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