American Manchester Terrier Club’s “Driven” Photo Challenge: Open to Terriers Only

The Manchester Terrier is a fabulous breed, but also a highly endangered one. In 2020, only 155 Manchester Terriers were registered in their country origin, its lowest number yet since 2016.  We urge terrier owners to show their support to Manchester Terrier owners and breeders working hard to save their breed by entering the American Manchester Terrier Club‘s “Driven” Photo Challenge. The theme is drawn from the determination seen in the eyes of “Albus,” the Standard Manchester Terrier you see here. “Albus” is owned by Gary King and photographed by Connie Fore.

The challenge: “Drive” is what puts urgency into everything a “driven” personality does. This will to succeed at whatever the goal characterizes most terriers whether they’re rounding up local rodents, or reestablishing world order. Your challenge is to illustrate this in your entry. Because of the theme and prize, this contest is limited to terriers. Please note the special rules that follow;

The prize: The American Manchester Terrier Club has donated a playing card in the terrier group deck – the 4 of Diamonds – from National Purebred Dog Day’s Playing Card project; A photo of the winner’s dog will appear on the “face” side of the 4 of Diamonds along with text of the winner’s choosing (this can be the dog’s name, an accomplishment, etc.) The card number and suite is non-negotiable.

Special Rules: This contest is limited to owners of terrier breeds.  In the event an entry wins the contest, those entering it should have ready to go, a photo of their dog, prepared text (no more than 66 characters including spaces) and a signed photograph copyright release form if the photo was taken by a professional.  Failure to provide a photo, text and release form within three days of the winner being announced will result in forfeiture of the prize.

The Sponsor:  American Manchester Terrier Club

The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter

•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to everyone;

•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges. If you enter this one, you may enter three more;

••••  When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, the “Driven” Photo Challenge: Open to terriers only;

•••• Your entry must be for the 2021 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;

•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred terrier and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:

The “IPurebred Dogs” sign (

The “Happy National Purebred Dg Day” sign (

The “I Lve My Purebred Dog” sign (

Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here. 

•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Our judges, David Frei and Jack Grassa must see what you actually shot with your camera;

•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prizes goes to the person submitting the winning photograph.

•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms, and by the American Manchester Terrier Club for promotional purposes;

••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;

•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing your entry!

•••• Judges’ decisions are final


Image: Standard Manchester, “Albus, photographed by Connie Fore/C4 Pet Photography


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