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Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier Characteristics: The lively and loving Norwich Terrier is a breed of small dog classified as a member of the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1936).

The Norwich Terrier, is characterized by its short, sturdy, appealing appearance with a stright, level back, deep chest and a keen, friendly expression. Other characteristics include small, dark, medium sized, oval shaped eyes; erect ears with pointed tips; small, straight, high set tail and a brisk, even gait.

The temperament of the Norwich Terrier can be described as Sensitive, Affectionate, Energetic.

The coat type of the Norwich Terrier is described as medium, soft, water resistant coat in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Norwich Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Jonesy". The origin of the Norwich Terrier dog breed was in United Kingdom (England) where it was developed in the 1800's.

Norwich Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1936): The Norwich Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1936).

Other names for the Norwich Terrier: The Norwich Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Jonesy". Other names for this breed of dog include the Barnyard Ratter.

Origin of the name: The dog is named after the place it was originally bred in Norwich an English city in East Anglia. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue their prey, such as rats, mice and foxes into their burrows and bolt holes.

Norwich Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Norwich Terrier breed was in United Kingdom (England) during the 1800's. The role of the Norwich Terrier as a ratter was extremely important to the farmers of Norwich and other parts of East Anglia who had developed vast fields of crops and ratters were needed to keep the numbers of vermin down in the barns where corn and wheat was stored.

The Norwich Terrier was accepted as two separate breeds by the UK Kennel Club in 1932, and were known as the Prick-eared Norwich Terrier and the Drop-eared Norwich Terrier. The breeds were eventually separated and Drop-eared Norwich Terrier was given the name of the Norfolk Terrier. The Norwich Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1936.

Norwich Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Norwich Terriers moved on and the breed is now used as a gentle, easygoing family pet who loves to chase anything that moves!

Norwich Terrier Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 10 inches (25 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Norwich Terrier Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 10 - 12 pounds (4.5 - 5.5 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Norwich Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as medium, soft, water resistant coat.

Norwich Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Red, Grizzle, Tan, Wheaten and Black & Tan. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors. The word 'Grizzle' refers to gray or partly gray colored hair.

Norwich Terrier Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of Norwich Terriers is categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Norwich Terrier is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Norwich Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 1-3 puppies. Norwich Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Norwich Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Norwich Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Lively, Sensitive, Affectionate, Energetic and Loving.

Norwich Terrier Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. Norwich Terriers require regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day. This small dog has a brisk, even gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Norwich Terrier Diet: A fully grown Norwich Terrier should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Norwich Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of Norwich Terriers include Patellar Luxation . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Norwich Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Norwich Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Norwich Terrier breed is 12-15 years.

Norwich Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Norwich Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Norwich Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Byford *** Chetwin *** Dryden *** Frayne *** Haig *** Heathcote *** Kemp *** Fairley *** Edlin *** Barton.

Norwich Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Norwich Terrier names are Arden *** Birdie *** Melba *** Bonnie *** Iria *** Chaney *** Ela *** Florence *** Merry *** Piper.

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