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Norwich Terrier
Norwich Terrier

Country of Origin: Great Britain

Group: Terriers

Section: Small-sized Terriers

Original Function: ratting, fox bolting

Todays Function: earthdog trials

Dimension Male: 24-25,5 cm

Dimension Female: 24-25,5 cm

Weight Male: 5-5,4 kg

Weight Female: 5-5,4 kg

Litter Size: 2-3 puppies

Life span: 13-15 years

Other Names: Jones Terrier, Cantab Terrier

Colors: Red (all shades), black/tan, gray. white marks are considered unacceptable by the akc breed standard

Living: Like many terriers, the norwich terrier is at its best in an urban setting, surrounded by people. be



This lovable little dog is among the smallest of the working terriers. It has a short, strong, sturdy body with strongly boned legs and a fox-like muzzle with large solid teeth. The eyes are dark and expressive and the ears are upright. The tail is docked by half. Their coats are wiry and straight and come in red, wheaten, tan, black & tan, and grizzle - occasionally with white markings. The faces sport jaunty whiskers and eyebrows.


The Norwich terrier, like the Norfolk, is a true terrier at heart, always ready for adventure and excitement. It is a hunter and may chase small animals. It is a pert, independent, amusing ? but sometimes challenging ? companion, best suited for people with a sense of adventure and humor.


The Norwich needs to stretch its legs with a good walk or short run every day. It especially likes combining a run with a chance to explore, but any such off-leash expeditions must be done only in a safe area. It is better suited as a house dog with yard access, but it can stay outdoors during the day if need be in temperate to warm climates. Its wiry coat needs combing one to two times weekly, plus stripping of dead hairs three to four times a year.


The shaggy, medium-length, waterproof coat is relatively easy to care for, but daily combing and brushing is important. Little clipping is required. Take extra care when the dog is shedding. Bathe and dry shampoo only when necessary. This breed is a ligh


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: none

Occasionally seen: cardiomyopathy, patellar luxation

Suggested tests: (cardiac), (knee)