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Norwich Terrier

Size: Small

Weight: 10 - 12 lbs.

Height: 10"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; genetic eye diseases; epilepsy; back problems

Origin: England (1900s)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

Norwich Terriers are energetic little dogs. A daily walk is recommended.

Grooming Needs

The Norwich Terrier has a medium length coat that needs frequent brushing. Bathe when necessary.

Temperament

Active and affectionate, the Norwich Terrier loves to be around people. Norwich Terriers have plenty of energy and need stimulation to keep occupied. Even though this dog is highly active, it is not prone to nervousness. This breed enjoys playing with toys and interacts well with other pets.

Compatibility with Kids

A very social dog, the Norwich Terrier is good with children.

History

The Norwich Terrier originated as a small ratting dog in England. It was able to get in and out of burrows easily because of its small size. During fox hunts, it was also utilized for bolting foxes.

Pet Facts

These lovable little dogs make great companions. Because these dogs were bred to hunt in packs, Norwich and Norfolk Terriers are extremely friendly and tend to be social creatures.

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