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The Norwich Terrier is considered a Small dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 10 inches.
Weight: 12 pounds.
Females – Height: 10 inches.
Weight: 12 pounds.
Norwich Terriers are commonly red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. They sometimes have black markings.
Scrappy, active dogs, Norwich Terriers are a working breed that can adapt to city or country life. They are energetic and loyal companions, always game for a new adventure.
Norwich Terriers are a high-energy breed with medium exercise requirements.
They must be allowed to walk or run daily, and giving them access to a fenced-in yard where they can explore is ideal.
- Norwich Terriers have a double coat that is straight and wiry on the outside. They are a moderate-maintenance grooming breed and should be combed several times per week.
- They have distinctive expressions that are often compared to foxes and large teeth to assist them in their hunting.
- Their tails are a bit longer than many Terriers.
13 to 15 years
Norwich Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Cardiomyopathy and patellar luxation are seen occasionally within the breed.
Norwich Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Norwich Terriers make good family dogs, especially for owners who are active and adventurous. Bred as vermin hunters, they may chase after other small animals but are generally friendly toward other dogs and larger household pets.
- Norwich Terriers emerged as a breed in England during the 1880s. For a time they were a fashionable pet among students at the University of Cambridge.
- Among other Terrier breeds, they stand out for their distinctive upright ears. They are often mistaken for their close cousins, Norfolk Terriers, which have dropped ears.
- Norwich Terriers deliver their offspring by cesarean section, and they are notoriously hard to breed. The average size for a litter is only two puppies.