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Norwich Terrier Dog
Extremely Popular and Lovable Dog!

norwich terrier The Norwich Terrier dog was developed in the early nineteenth century and was a ratting dog to be reckoned with. Later, his skills were extended to the hunting of fox and badger, a job he took on with a great amount of zeal!

The Norwich is a very attractive, hardy breed with awesome abilities considering that among the terrier dog breeds, he is one of the smallest of the working terriers! It is hard to imagine such tenacity in such a small dog!

In its appearance, this breed is very similar to, and shares its history with, the Norfolk Terrier. Both dogs were reared for the same purposes.

They were separated into two different breeds in 1964, though it is hard to tell them apart except for the carriage of their ears. Both are very lovable little dogs.

Personality and Traits:

The Norwich is loyal, fearless and bold terrier with an amiable demeanor. He is very sociable and gets along well with everyone.

He is also very intelligent and has an active mind. Training needs to be firm yet kind, with the rules being consistent.

Like many small terriers, this breed does have the earth dog tendency to dig. Barking can become a problem if they become bored.

It is best not to leave them unattended for too long and to secure property lines to discourage burrowing.

He is reputed to be a good watchdog.

Appearance and Coat Care

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Height: 10 inches
Weight: 11-12 lbs.
Color variations: Red, Wheaten, Black/Tan and Grizzle

Coat and Care:

The double coat of the Norwich Terrier dog is hard and wiry with the undercoat being very thick. Frequent brushing and combing is needed for maintenance to remove dead hair and keep the coat in good condition. Shedding is minimal.

Activity Level:

They were bred for an active life and are still extremely energetic dogs. Although they are not demanding of a walking schedule, they should get enough exercise to keep them out of mischief.

Space Needs:

The Norwich is a small dog that will adapt to most environments. However, its high energy could benefit from an outside area to run around.


Children are naturally attracted to the Norwich Terrier and the dog has a very good reputation with older children. The caution always remains that it is wise to supervise playtime, even with the most trusted breeds.


This little dog couldn't help but be an enjoyable and cheery companion for the elderly. Given the right amount of exercise, and provided with the opportunity for sufficient exercise, the Norwich Terrier dog is quite easy to look after.

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