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Eaglespur Manchester Terriers was founded by Enid Teague Knight, a farmer’s daughter from Worcestershire, and her late husband, Richard, in the late 1950s. Enid’s family had owned their land since the 1700s and, among all the dogs on the farm, there was always a Black and Tan Terrier, used to kill vermin. Hence, Enid had taken an active interest in the Manchester Terrier (as it was later called) as a breed and she and Richard, who shared her love of it, were determined to rebuild it in the UK. Incidentally, the name ‘Eaglespur’ was taken from the coat of arms of the Knight family.
They began by purchasing two bitches, Jill and Jasmine of Enterkine, in 1956. These two bitches alone have become legendary in the breed within the UK. Richard and Enid began showing their dogs in 1957. Their aim was to produce champion Manchester Terriers at the Eaglespur kennel and their initiative and courage was rewarded many times over, becoming the foremost breeders of Manchesters in the UK and producing champion after champion since the 1950s. Enid has also won Best of Breed at Crufts with her very successful stud dog, Ch Eaglespur Lord Pegasus, and, in memory of her then late husband Richard, Enid donated a silver trophy to Crufts to be presented to the Best of Breed winner in Manchester Terriers.
The Eaglespur kennel is probably the oldest and most prominent of the Manchester Terrier
kennels in the country. It is also possible that the bloodlines of all UK-
Enid Teague Knight was President, and subsequently Chairman, of the British Manchester Terrier Club. She judged the breed all over the world. Sadly, when she became disabled in 2014, she reluctantly took the difficult and emotional decision to hand over the reins. We are deeply saddened to report that Enid died in April 2022, at the age of 97, leaving an inestimable legacy to the world of Manchester Terrier breeding.
Eaglespur has been at the forefront of Manchester Terrier breeding for seven decades, and the new holder of the Eaglespur affix, Lana Colley, has made and will continue to make every effort for it to remain that way!
In the beginning ....
Today and tomorrow ....
Lana Colley has always felt extremely privileged to have been selected by Enid to continue the Eaglespur kennel and continues to do everything in her power to maintain its excellent, worldwide reputation. Lana’s mother Anne, a friend of Enid’s for many years, has bred top quality Labradors for over 40 years under the Jimjoy affix, so Lana has grown up surrounded by the practices of an experienced breeder and assisted with it throughout her life.
Those dogs, bitches and youngsters of Enid’s that had been selected for breeding were transferred to Lana’s care and formed the foundation of her current breeding programme. Much care has been taken when introducing new bloodlines to ensure that the quality for which Eaglespur has always been famous is maintained. She is proud to feel that the successful continuation of this prestigious kennel is now assured.
Enid Teague Knight
Ch Eaglespur Russet Rambler
Ch Eaglespur Lancehead
EAGLESPUR MANCHESTER TERRIERS
BIRCHWOOD FARM, SHATTERFORD,
BEWDLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE. DY12 1TP
TEL: 01299 861529