A cross-breed of small Irish Terriers and other short-legged terrier breeds, the Norwich Terrier originated back in the 1800’s in East Anglia, United Kingdom. Smallest in the group of working Terriers, The Norwich Terrier is used for hunting and as a fun-loving family pet.
A dog with a short, powerful, well-built body, the Norwich Terrier has strong legs, a fox-like muzzle, big, solid teeth, dark and expressive eyes, brisk whiskers and eyebrows upright ears and a half-docked tail. Their wiry, straight and weather-proof coats sport a multitude of colors; red, wheaten, tan, black & tan, and grizzle, occasionally interspersed with white markings.
Red (all shades), Black/Tan, Gray. White marks are considered unacceptable by the AKC breed standard.
A pleasant, courageous, faithful, obedient and affectionate dog, the Norwich Terrier, is an excellent companion to any owner and is easily trainable. The dog is spirited, highly active and extremely adaptable to its surroundings. It can adjust itself to an apartment life, if it’s allowed to indulge in outdoor activities and games. A companionable dog, it is highly possessive of its owner and family. The Norwich Terrier is vigilant, playful, brave and loyal and never becomes aggressive. The Norwich Terrier loves to be in the company of children, if its made to properly socialize at an early age.
The Norwich Terrier is generally a strong and healthy breed and there are no particular health problems associated with this breed. However, some dogs tend to suffer from back problems and genetic eye diseases.
CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR