Dog Breed profiles

Norwich Terrier Breed Profile

Norwich Terrier fact file

KC Group: terrier
Size: small
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: short runs

A working terrier used to clear barns and stables of vermin all across the Norfolk broads; they became popular with the Cambridge students around the 1880's for the same reason and were given the name 'Trumpington Terriers'. The Norwich was recognised as a distinct breed from the Norfolk, distinguished mainly by its pointed, upright ears

Norwich Terrier Character

Alert and curious with a loving attitude toward their owner. They are an adaptable breed and will happily involve themselves in every aspect of your life with a cheery attitude. The Breed Standard describes them as having a "lovable disposition, not quarrelsome" making them ideal companions and excellent for children.

Norwich Terrier Size

The ideal height for the Norwich Terrier is around 25cm.

Norwich Terrier Health

There are no problems regularly associated with this breed although they may be more prone to heart conditions and skin complaints

Norwich Terrier Special Care

They need regular interaction with their family and plenty of exercise to avoid lapsing into negative behaviour

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