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Norwich Terrier

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #103
Name Norwich Terrier
Other names None
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier (AKC:1936)Terriers (UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament AffectionateEnergeticHardyIntelligentSensitive
Height 10 inches (25 cm)
Weight 10 - 12 pounds (4.5 - 5.5 kg)
Colors Black & TanGrizzleRedWheaten
Litter Size 1-3 puppies
Puppy Price Average $1400 - $2000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 4 stars
Barking Tendencies 4 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 4 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Exercise Needs 4 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 2 starsSome lines are prone to back problems and genetic eye diseases, but are generally healthy.Hypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 4 starsRanking: #38
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 1 starsMinimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Trainability 4 starsModerately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Charlie Lucy
02 Milo Lola
03 Jack Coco
04 Cooper Molly
05 Bear Sadie
06 Oliver Luna
07 Toby Stella
08 Winston Roxy
09 Riley Ellie
10 Lucky Zoey

This spirited dog, one of the smallest of the working terriers, is sturdy and stocky, of square proportion. Its small size is an asset when following vermin or fox down tight passageways. Its teeth are large, to aid in dispatching its quarry. It shows great power in its movement. The tail should be long enough to grasp firmly, so that the dog can be pulled from a hole. The double coat has a hard, wiry and straight outer coat that lies close to the body and is thicker around the mane for protection. The dog bears a slightly foxy expression.

The Norwich terrier, like the Norfolk, is a true terrier at heart, always ready for adventure and excitement. It is a hunter and may chase small animals. It is a pert, independent, amusing — but sometimes challenging — companion, best suited for people with a sense of adventure and humor.

Developed in East Anglia, England, the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers used to be the same breed with two different ear types; both were referred to as the Norwich Terrier. The English were the first to separate them in 1964. In 1979 the AKC officially deemed them as separate breeds, the Norwich having small perked ears and the Norfolk with dropped ears. Another slight difference is the Norfolks are angular in shape and the Norwich Terriers are more round. The dogs were used as barnyard ratters and to bolt foxes that had gone to ground during a fox hunt. Their small size allowed them to get in and out of fox dens easily. After the foxes were flushed from their dens hunters on horseback would resume the chase with their hounds.
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