Norwich Terrier

The Norwich Terrier is very similar to the Norfolk Terrier but have pricked up ears. They are rather feisty little dogs known to be good watchdogs.

These small dogs are loyal and responsive to their owners and are usually friendly with unknown dogs and strangers, although good socialisation is required.

Norwich Terrier Facts

Norwich Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 24-25 cm (9.5-10 in)

Weight: 5-5.5 kg (11-12 lb)

Coat: Wiry, hard and straight of medium length

Colour: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle

Lifespan: 14 years

Special Characteristics

These small dogs are good little hunters and are therefore easily aroused  originally bred to hunt and kill rats. These dogs are described as being alert, good-natured, tenacious, courageous, independent and lively.

Exercise Requirements

They will use up most of their energy at home having a good play, they have medium exercise requirements. Two good walks each day will keep them satisfied.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually good around children if raised with them.

Other Pets: They have a high prey drive and love to chase. May cause harm to small pets and will love to chase cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: Are friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are friendly towards unknown dogs if well socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

Not good to have around small animals including cats, will probably chase cats and will injure small pets. Their coat needs hand-stripping or clipping twice a year.

Health Risks

Just three health risks to mention with this breed including; patellar luxation, heart defects and epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Norwich Terrier should be active and easy-going with plenty of time to spare for play and exercise with the dog.

More Photos

Norwich Terrier with black and tan fur coat Norwich Terrier with wheaten fur coat

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