Level: moderate to high
Function: Ratting, fox bolting
One of the smallest of the terriers. Lovable disposition,
not quarrelsome, tremendously active with hardy constitution.
for: Most people/families
- 15 years
Wiry & straight
Red, wheaten, Black/tan or grizzle
Appearance: Small, low, keen dog, compact and strong
with good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and
tear not to be unduly penalised.
Until 1964 the Norfolk & Norwich
Terriers were considered one breed, after this they became recongnised
as two seperate breeds, those with the pricked ears being the Norwich
Terrier and those with the ears that flop down, known as the Norfolk
Originally, the Norwich Terriers used to be highly appreciated dogs
used for killing rats and hunting foxes. Today, they are lively
and sociable family dogs. They are ideal for both the city and the
They are a lovable little dog with a good nature, friendly with
people and children, but can try to be dominate around other dogs.
They are alert, smart and easy to train.
the shaggy coat can be clipped to help keep maintenance low. Regular
brushing will keep it neat and tidy, wash when needed.
they thrive on an active life, so regular walks, runs and plays
are needed to keep them fit and happy.
This breed can suffer from genetic eye diseases.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition