Norwich Terrier Dog Breed Information


Norwich Terrier Quick Facts
Norwich Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: United Kingdom
Nickname: Terrier
Weight: 12 lbs
Height: 10 inches
Color(s): All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle


Norwich Terrier Appearance

The Norwich Terrier is a strong little dog, with a foxy expression. It is one of the smallest of the working terriers. It has a square proportion. Despite his small size, the Norwich has good substance and is an eager worker. The dark eyes are small and oval in shape. The medium sized ears stand erect with pointed tips. The tail is carried erect and is medium docked most of the time in places that is permissible.

The Norwich Terrier has a double coat that is hard and wiry. The most common colors are all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. The weight of the Norwich Terrier is around 12 pounds and the ideal height is around 10 inches.

Norwich Terrier Temperament

The Norwich Terrier is a true terrier at heart, always ready for adventure and excitement. They are courageous, extremely intelligent and affectionate. The Norwich Terrier makes ideal companions. They are energetic and thrive on an active life. This breed is generally good with children and house pets such as cats and dogs, but should not be trusted with small animals. Like most terriers they have strong instincts to chase and grab small fleeing creatures.

Is Norwich Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Norwich Terrier will do okay in an apartment if enough exercise is provided. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. They need a daily exercise that could be met with a good walk or a short run in a safe area. They are better suited as a housedog with a yard access. But be careful as many terriers are clever escape artists who will go over or under fences in search of adventure. You may need higher fences than you might imagine for their small size. He could stay outside during the day in temperate to warm climates but is great to combine his time so he could also spend some quality time inside with its family.

Norwich Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Norwich Terrier is around 13-15 years.

Norwich Terrier Health problems

The Norwich Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia). They could also be prone to cataracts, epilepsy, allergies, deafness, narrow trachea, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia and mitral valve disease.

Norwich Terrier Care and Grooming

The Norwich Terrier were bred as working terriers, and succeed best with at least one hour of real activity daily, such as a good walk, run, or working session. The Norwich Terrier double coat needs brushing or combing one or two times a week; little clipping is also required. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary.

Norwich Terrier Shedding

The Norwich Terrier is a light shedder; therefore may be suited for those with allergies.