Norwich Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Medium/High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, with gentle children and children he has been brought up with
  • Health Clearances:OFA, heart examination
  • Weight:12 lbs
  • Height:10 inches
  • Coat Colour:All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle

Norwich Terrier Coat

The Norwich Terrier has a straight, hard and wiry outer coat, which lies close to the body. They have a thick undercoat, which makes this breed almost weatherproof. The coat of the Norwich comes in such colors as red, wheaten, black and tan. They are low shedding.

Norwich Terrier Character

The Norwich Terrier is loyal, active, curious, and bold. They are a rugged breed full of spirit with a loving heart. They are fearless and assertive, but are never aggressive or irritable. The Norwich thrives on companionship.

Norwich Terrier Temperament

The Norwich Terrier is extremely intelligent. Although they prefer human companions and are good with well-behaved children, they are accepting of other dogs. However, they may view cats as prey, so must be introduced to them at an early age. They require early exposure and socialization or they may be wary or timid when they are in unfamiliar situations. The Norwich Terrier loves to be the center of attention, and this spunky busybody loves to be a part of absolutely everything that is happening in their surroundings.

Norwich Terrier Care

The Norwich Terrier's coat is easy to care for. Daily brushing and combing is important. They require minimal clipping, and should only be bathed when absolutely necessary. In most cases all that is needed is a dry shampooing. Special attention should be given to this breed when they are shedding. They may need to have their coat stripped by a professional groomer a couple of times a year. The Norwich Terrier is a hardy and long-lived breed, but they may suffer from genetic eye disease and back problems.

Norwich Terrier Activity

The Norwich Terrier is energetic and loves to go on walks or short jogs. However, they must always remain secured on a leash. They do not have a good sense of direction and will be off and running after anything they consider prey. They are a true companion breed who much prefers to be inside with their family. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They will dig and bark if left alone outside without stimulation. The Norwich will adapt to apartment living provided they are given sufficient exercise.

Norwich Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Norwich Terrier is around 12-14 years. There are a number of health problems associated with this breed, and this includes: epilepsy, collapsing trachea, elongated palate, luxating patella, heart problems, allergies, and HD. The parents of the Norwich Terrier puppy should have OFA certificates.