Norwich Terrier

Overview

This lively dog, among the tiniest of the working terriers, is hardy and stocky, of square ratio. Its small size is an advantage when after vermin or fox down tight passageways. Its teeth are big, to assist in dispatching its quarry. It reveals great power in its own movement. The tail should be long enough to grasp firmly, so that the puppy could be pulled out of a pit. The double coat has a tough, wiry and straight outer coat which is located near the human body and is thicker round the mane to get protection. The puppy conveys a marginally foxy expression.

The Norwich terrier, such as the Norfolk, is a real terrier in mind, always ready for excitement and adventure. It’s a hunter and might chase tiny animals. It’s a pert, independent, funny — but occasionally hard — companion, best suited for individuals who have a feeling of humor and adventure.

AKC RANKING 100
FAMILY terrier
AREA OF ORIGIN England
DATE OF ORIGIN 1800s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION ratting, fox bolting
TODAY’S FUNCTION earthdog trials
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 10 Weight: 12
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 10 Weight: 12
OTHER NAME none
The Norwich should extend its legs that have a fantastic walk or short run daily. It particularly enjoys mixing a run with an opportunity to research, but any such off-leash expeditions have to be accomplished only in a secure location. It’s better suited to your home dog with lawn access, but it can remain outside during the daytime if need to be in temperate to warm climates. Its wiry coat needs combing a couple of times per week, plus stripping of lifeless hairs three to four times annually.
  • Energy levelHigh energy
  • Exercise needsMedium
  • PlayfullnessModerately playful
  • Affection levelVery affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward other petsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersFriendly
  • Ease of trainingModerately easy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityNot very protective
  • Grooming needsModerate maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium tolerance
• Major concerns: none
• Minor concerns: none
• Occasionally seen: cardiomyopathy, patellar luxation
• Suggested tests: (cardiac), (knee)
• Life span: 13-15 years
Short-legged ratting terriers have long been appreciated in England, but just in the 1880s did the strain which would eventually become both the Norwich and Norfolk terriers emerge from obscurity. At that moment, owning a few of those tiny ratters turned into a fad one of Cambridge University students. The small terriers became called CanTab, and afterwards Trumpington, terriers. About 1900, a Trumpington terrier called Rags came to some steady near Norwich and gained notoriety for a ratter in addition to sire. He also sired millions of offspring and is the patriarch of the contemporary Norwich. Among the sons came to America and was a amiable ambassador for the breed. For this day, a lot of individuals still refer to this Norwich since the “Jones” terrier, following this puppy’s owner. The Jones terrier was integrated into different foxhound search packs. The AKC recognized the breed in 1936. At the point the breed had both penis and fall ears, but in 1979 the dropped-eared variety was known as a distinct breed, the Norfolk terrier. Though lacking the flash of its long-legged opponents from the terrier group, the Norwich has shown itself as powerful a rival in the show ring as it ever was in the area. Despite its own show ring success, nevertheless, it appreciates just moderate popularity for a pet.

 

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