The Norwich Terrier is a courageous pet. Here is your informative A-list of Norwich Terrier. They are one of the smallest terriers. This Norwich Terrier was originated from East Anglia, England. They were descended from Irish Terrier. They were bred for barnyard ratters and fox chasing. The Norwich Terrier and Norfolk Terrier were used to be describing as same breed with two types of ears. In 1964, English Kennel Club separates the breed. The dropping ear variety is known as Norfolk Terrier. The prick ear variety is known as Norwich Terrier. The Norwich Terrier was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1979. Today, Norwich Terrier is a wonderful family pet.

Facts about Norwich Terrier

  • Temperament – The Norwich Terrier is alert, active, affectionate, adaptable, fearless, hardy and sweet. They thrive on human companionship. They can get along well with children and dogs. They have strong ratting instincts; do not let them mix with non-canine pets. Early socialization and training is good for Norwich Terrier puppies. They are easy to train.
  • Appearance – The Norwich Terrier has a short body. They have a round head and the skull is flat. They come with a pair of oval-shaped dark eyes with black rims. They have a pair of medium-sized erect ears and the muzzle is wedge-shaped. They have a strong neck and the chest is proportionate. The Norwich Terrier has strong and powerful legs. The feet are round with thick pads. They have a medium-length tail which normally carried high. Norwich Terriers are usually having a weatherproof double coat. The outer coat is straight and wiry. The under coat is thick.

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Norwich Terrier Breed Information

Size Small
Height 25 cm (male and female)
Weight 5kg (male and female)
Colour Black, all shades of red, tan and wheaten
Group Terrier Breed Dog
Life Span 12 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 1 – 3 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily and long walks are needed. Let them play and roam around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing and combing is needed. Nail clipping is required regularly. This breed is a little shedder
Environment Indoor or medium fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, UKC, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, ANKC, NZKC


The common health issue for Norwich Terrier is prone to hip dysplasia and eye disorders. Generally, Norwich Terrier is a healthy dog breed.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Norwich Terrier from Norwich Terrier rescue or look for Norwich Terrier Puppies for sale from Norwich Terrier breeders.

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