The Norwich Terrier originated as a ratter on farms but moved up in the world to bolt foxes from their dens during hunts. Today he’s an amusing companion who serves double duty by keeping your home and yard free of rats and other vermin.

Watch and learn about Norwich Terrier dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Norwich Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Norwich Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs Up to 10 inches tall at the shoulder Up to 12 pounds 10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Norwich Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Norwich Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Norwich Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

Up to 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

Up to 12 pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 years

Highlights

Norwich Terriers have a high prey drive and should never be trusted off leash when they’re not in a fenced area.Norwich Terriers require at least two long walks per day to keep them fit and to help them expel excess energy. They make excellent walking companions.Norwich Terriers must have a fenced yard because they will chase any animal they deem as ‘prey.’ Underground electronic fencing is not adequate for Norwich Terriers because they tend to ignore the shock.Norwich Terriers can be difficult to housetrain and although they’re eager to please, training can be difficult when not properly motivated. Be patient, stick to a regular schedule, reward them with praise and treats when they potty outdoors, and crate them when you can’t supervise them indoors.Norwich Terriers can coexist with other dogs and cats, but the breed will generally classify any rabbits, gerbils, or other small rodents as prey. They are not a good match for homes where small pets are allowed to roam free.Barking is often an indicator that your Norwich Terrier sees something suspicious, is bored, or hasn’t had his exercise needs met. The breed is not known for being overly yappy but there are exceptions to every rule and every Norwich Terrier will bark if the above occurs.Norwich Terriers can live in apartments if they’re given plenty of exercise (of course this can be said of most dogs).The Norwich Terrier, like many terriers, enjoys digging. Bear in mind it’s easier to train a dog to dig in a specific area then it is to break him of his digging habit.The Norwich is a rare and therefore expensive breed.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.