Spirited and stocky with prick ears and a slightly foxy expression, the Norwich Terrier is one of the smallest working terriers. Despite his small size, the Norwich has good substance and is an eager worker. The breed's wiry, weather resistant coat can be red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle.
The old cliché about a “big dog in a small package” was coined for breeds like the Norwich terrier. Norwich can be oblivious to the fact that they’re just ten inches tall. They are a medium energy breed that is a natural hunter and is curious about the world around them. A Norwich demands human companionship. They are easy to train, as most Norwich will offer any desired behavior for a food treat. Norwich are portable and are adaptable to different situations making the breed ideal for either the city or country lifestyle.
Did You Know?
The Norwich Terrier is a fearless little dog bred to hunt vermin.
There was not a lot of uniformity in the breed until 1923 when the breed became known as the Norwich Terrier and a breed standard was accepted by The Kennel Club (England).
The Norwich Terrier's prick ears are a distinguishing characteristic.
Once known as Cantab Terriers, the game and hardy little dogs were useful on the hunt, in the stableyard and as a fun-loving family pet.
The name covered both the drop-eared and prick-eared varieties until 1979.
As a working terrier of East Anglia, the Norwich was believed to have been developed by crossing small Irish Terriers with other short-legged terrier breeds.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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