Norwich Terriers

Group 2: Terriers
Height: 25 – 26 cm

Energy Level:  Moderate to high
Original Function: Hunting
Lifespan: 10 – 15 yrs

Recommended for: Most people/families.

Norwich Terrier

About This Breed

Until 1964 the Norfolk & Norwich Terriers were considered one breed, after this they became recognised as two separate breeds, those with the pricked ears being the Norwich Terrier and those with the ears that flop down, known as the Norfolk Terrier.

Originally Norwich Terriers used to be highly appreciated dogs used for killing rats and hunting foxes. Today, they are lively and sociable family dogs. They are ideal for both the city and the countryside.

They are a little dog with a good nature, friendly with people and children, but can try to be dominate around other dogs. They are alert, smart and easy to train.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Small, low, keen dog, compact and strong with good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and tear not to be unduly penalised.

Temperament: Fearless.

Characteristics: One of the smallest of the terriers. Lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, tremendously active with hardy constitution.

Colour: Red, wheaten, Black/tan or grizzle.

Coat: Wiry & straight.

Grooming: The shaggy coat can be clipped to help keep maintenance low. Regular brushing will keep it neat and tidy, wash when needed.

Exercise: they thrive on an active life, so regular walks, runs and plays are needed to keep them fit and happy.

Health: This breed can suffer from genetic eye diseases.