Thinking about purchasing an Norwich Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Norwich Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Norwich Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Norwich Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Norwich Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Norwich Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Norwich Terrier Profile
The Norwich Terrier is a native breed of Norfolk, England. They are distinguished from the Norfolk Terrier by their alert, pricked ears. Their coat is generally short and smooth on the head and ears. They are a powerful dog for their size with a tight-lipped mouth and a scissors bite. Norwich Terriers are small, portable and adaptable dogs. They make a delightful companion who loves to hunt, dig and investigate. Norwich Terriers are active and compact, free-moving with good substance and bone. With a natural, weather-resistant coat and short legs, they are perfect in the field. They have a wide head, short docked, stubby tail and they largely resemble a smaller Cairn Terrier. The Norwich Terrier has an affectionate personality with a passion for digging. Playful, they enjoy playing catch, hiking in the woods or burrowing after little critters. They are alert and fearless when it comes to prey. They have been called a "demon" even at their size, and are a sociable and hardy breed. They need a good amount of exercise, and love a good rabbit hunt. Regardless of its fearless attitude and tenacious ability to catch small prey, they are very good with children. A fiery ball of tough fluff, the Norwich Terrier is a good little companion for those looking for a tough and hardy type.
Height: 9 - 10.25
Colors: All shades
of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle; white marks and patches undesirable
but permissible. They sometimes also have dark points.
Terriers are outgoing, appealing, and clever. They are curious and fearless,
as they are terriers. They are not trustworthy with small animals, but are good
with other, bigger pets. Norfolk Terriers get along well with children, despite
their tenacity. They are actually loveable and affectionate, and are a fun companion.
The Norfolk Terrier is good natured, friendly and loyal. They are trainable,
but may have a stubborn streak and need consistent training. They are sociable,
hardy and alert.
Watch-dog: Very High.
They are very active and alert to their surroundings,
and will probably let you know.
Norwich Terrier Care and Exercise:
Daily combing and brushing of the shaggy coat of Norwich Terriers is suggested.
Take extra care when they are shedding. You may want to have the Norwich Terrier
professionally stripped a couple of times a year. Minimal clipping is needed
but the hair between the pads of their feet should be trimmed. Bathe or dry
shampoo only when necessary. Norwich Terriers should have daily exercise such
as a walk on a leash, but an boisterous play session will also suffice. Norwich
Terriers enjoy activity and should be given the opportunity for free play, walks
on a leash and the opportunity to dig as they are natural diggers. They need
a good amount of exercise.
Activity: High. Norwich
Terriers are very active, inquisitive creatures.
Norwich Terrier Health Issues: Cardiomyopathy, patellar luxation, heart murmurs and mitral valve disease, back problems, skin problems and genetic eye disorders.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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