Norwich Terrier

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Description

Description:

The Norwich Terrier is a native breed of Norfolk, England. This lovable little dog is among the smallest of the working terriers. It has a short, strong, sturdy body with strongly boned legs and a fox-like muzzle with large solid teeth.

The eyes are dark and expressive and the ears are upright. The tail is docked by half. The coat is wiry and straight and come in red, wheaten, tan, black & tan, and grizzle – occasionally with white markings. These Terrier dogs are small, portable an adaptable dogs.

They make a delightful companion who loves to hunt, dig and investigate.

Colors:

All shades of red, wheaten or black and tan; white marks and patches undesirable.

Coat:

They have a hard, wiry and straight coat. The shaggy, medium-length, waterproof coat is relatively easy to care for, but daily combing and brushing is important. This breed is a light shedder.

Health Issues:

The breed is long-lived and hardy, but some dogs may suffer from back problems and genetic eye diseases. They are prone to cardiomyopathy, patellar luxation.

Temperament:

The Norwich Terriers are active, courageous, affectionate, balanced, without any nervousness or quarrelsomeness. They love everyone and are good with children. Easy to train. They will dig and bark if left outside for long periods of time with nothing to occupy their quick minds.

These lovely dogs love toys and balls and are generally good with other pets, but can be difficult to housebreak. Norwich Terriers should not be let off of their lead unless secure. They are okay joggers for short distances.

Living Environment:

The Norwich Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.