Norwich Terrier

Breed origin: East Anglia, England
Original purpose: Small ratting terrier.

AKC recognized: 1936
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: around 12 lbs
Size: Height: up to 10 inches
Color: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: 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? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good with cats? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, obedience, earthdog, tracking

Exercise requirement: A long walk or vigorous play in the yard for 20 to 30 minutes daily.

Grooming requirement: 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:

Norwich Terrier (A Comprehensive Owners Guide)
By Alice Kane and Alice Van Kempen
Published in 2005
160 pages

Norwich Terrier
By Anna Katherine Nicholas
Published in 1994
192 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Norwich Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Norwich Terrier Club Rescue

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