Thinking about adopting one of our puppies?

Manchester Terrier Puppies

For an adoption form please email us or send us a message at Moonshadows Kennel Facebook page.

Adoption applications help to ensure that the potential home is a good match with the breed.

Manchester Terriers are a rare and vulnerable breed with only a few breeders in Canada. It is best to be on a waiting list to ensure you will be able to get a puppy.

Manchester Terrier puppies - Moonshadows Kennel.

We will only breed when there are potential homes for our puppies

Most of our puppies are usually spoken for before they are born. Once applications have been approved we typically take deposits in November for the following year.

A deposit of $100 will be taken to hold a puppy and keep your position on the waiting list. The deposit is non-refundable but if your life circumstances change you can defer to a future 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 place a deposit.

Owners always comment on how wonderful and outgoing our puppies and adults are. Our Manchester puppies are born in our bedroom and stay there the first two weeks of life. They then transition to the living room so they can get familiar with household sounds and introduced to different surroundings, noises, toys, dogs and cats.

Manchester terrier puppy form Moonshadows Kennel.

We start baby puppies off very early (around 3 days old) with neurological stimulation and as they grow we introduce new things into their environment to stimulate their sensory system and help them to be curious and flexible learners as they mature.

New owners should spend lots of time taking their new family member out and about for solid socialization and exposure to different sounds and environments which is very important in their first 12 weeks and should be kept up to a lesser degree for about 18 months.

We breed for health, structure and temperament with the goal of contributing to the overall health and population of a breed that is vulnerable to extinction.

Consider a purebred to save the breed!

Typically we have 2-3 litters per year but it depends on how many potential homes we have for our pups. We only plan breedings when we have adequate homes available. We are not a big kennel and our breeding dogs are our house pets as well.

We breed in the Winter to early Spring so that puppies go home in the warmer weather making house training and socialization easier.

All puppies are

  • dewormed,
  • microchipped,
  • health checked by a veterinarian,
  • vaccinated prior to leaving,
  • registered (CKC certificate)
Manchester terrier puppy - Moonshadows Kennel.