Breed origin: East Anglia, England
Original purpose: Small ratting terrier.
AKC recognized: 1936
AKC group: Terrier
Weight: around 12 lbs
Size: Height: up to 10 inches
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle.
12 to 15 years.
The Norwich Terrier is gay, fearless, adaptable, loyal and affectionate. They are one of the smallest working terriers. They love children, and generally get along well with other dogs and cats. However, they were bred to hunt vermin, and should never be trusted around pet rodents or other small caged pets.
Good with children?
Good with other dogs?
Good with cats?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
agility, obedience, earthdog, tracking
A long walk or vigorous play in the yard for 20 to 30 minutes daily.
The double coat should be combed once a week to prevent matting and remove any loose hair. Hand strip twice a year. Bathe as needed.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Norwich Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Norwich Terrier Club Rescue