Dog Breed Profiles

Norwich Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, farm dog and ratter. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle 
Coat
Hard, wiry and straight. 
Exercise Needs
Should have daily exercise such as a walk on a leash but a boisterous play session will also suffice. 
Temperament
The Norwich Terrier is alert and friendly. He is a feisty, busy, curious little dog. He is a quick learner but does have a mind  
Good with Children
Good with children, if raised with them. Enjoys the company of other dogs, needs socialization to cats. 
Grooming Needs
Daily combing and brushing of his shaggy coat is suggested. Take extra care when shedding. You may want to have him professional 
Average Size - Male (in)
Maximum 10 
Average Size - Female (in)
Maximum 10 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
12 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
12 
Health Issues
Cardiomyopathy, patellar luxation.v
Living Conditions
Ideal for an apartment as long as he receives sufficient exercise. 

Breed Description

The Norwich Terrier is a native breed of Norfolk, England. His coat is generally short and smooth on the head and ears. He is a powerful dog for his size with a tight-lipped mouth and a scissors bite. A small, portable an adaptable breed he makes a delightful companion who loves to hunt, dig and investigate. It is thought that during the late half of the nineteenth century near Cambridge England a small Irish Terrier was crossed with the Yorkshire Terrier to produce a small red and often black and tan "Cantab" terrier. Originally considered a farm dog and ratter.

Breed Infobits

The Norwich Terrier is a playful little dog with most endearing ways.

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