Appearance: 10" (25 cm) 12 lb (5.5 kg) Straight, wiry close-lying outercoat. Thick undercoat. Face-framing ruff. Slight whiskers. All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, grizzle. Pricked ears.
A typical small terrier of the time, the Norwich Terrier was a working farm dog responsible for managing the rat population. Likely the result of crossing small Irish Terriers with Cairn Terriers and Border Terriers, the breed type wasn’t solidified until the 1920s, when breeder Frank “Roughrider” Jones bought a working terrier stud from Norwich named Rags, whose prepotent harsh red coat became the accepted norm for the terrier. Back then, there were two varieties of the breed – prick-eared and fold-eared. Both intermingled under the name Norwich Terrier. Over time, breeders decided to separate the types. They kept the original name for the prick-eared variety and renamed the fold-eared dogs Norfolk Terriers. The new names were recognized in 1964.
Hardy and full of spunk, the Norwich is quite portable and loves to travel and play. One of the smaller terriers, the Norwich Terrier enjoys spending lots of time with his family. Socialization is important but it should be fun and easy with this gregarious fellow.
Norwich Terrier Breeders:
Heather Tomlins. Quality Norwich Terriers from health-tested champion bloodlines. Puppies and young adults are available occasionally to approved homes by reservation. We CERF test annually and certify hips/patellas/hearts with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. References are available. Our Norwich are bred for spoiling! Cowichan Bay, BC.
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Peter & Linda Dowdle. Quality, healthy, lovingly home-raised puppies from champion bloodlines. Bred for soundness, health and temperament. Occasionally available to approved homes. 474237 County Road 11, Amaranth, ON L9W 0R4.