Norwich Terrier FCI Standard
The Norwich Terrier also shares its history with the Norfolk Terrier. The Norfolk and Norwich Terriers used to be the same breed with two different ear types; both were called the Norwich Terrier.
Only in 1964 the Norfolk Terrier and the Norwich Terrier were recognized as separate breeds by the English Kennel Club (KC), and in 1979 the American Kennel Club (AKC) also officially considered them as separate breeds, the Norwich had the small perked ears and the Norfolk was with the dropped ears.
The Norwich Terrier was used as ratter, hare and fox hunter. In some countries people still use this breed for hunting but mostly it is kept as a companion.
The Norwich Terrier is a bold and alert breed that tends to bark a lot. On the other hand, this dog loves everyone and though it makes a great watchdog its lack of aggressiveness doesn’t let it be a good guard dog.
The Norwich Terrier is friendly towards other dogs and can even live with a cat when they were socialized properly. But remember that this hunting breed will chase small animals, like strange cats, hamsters or rats.
• eye diseases;
• breathing problems;
• patellar luxation;
Don’t forget about the basic care. Check and clean your dog’s ears and eyes regularly, clip the nails when needed and brush the teeth often enough.
The Norwich Terrier needs an early socialization: expose your pet to different people, situations, animals, take it to the park and invite guest. With an attentive and loving owner this dog will grow into a well-behaved and excellent family companion.
The Norwich Terrier loves to play with all kind of toys and will be happy to spend time with its owners. Your dog will be an excellent hunting companion and with enough of exercise and love it will be happy both in an apartment and the country house.