Norwich Terrier Puppies

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A lively, loving, and adventurous breed

These wiry little pups are the most curious dogs you'll ever meet. They're often very vocal about new things and get very interested in new places, people, and items. They love exploring, and although they may be small, their hearts are enormous.

Norwich Terrier At a Glance

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Norwich Terrier At a Glance

  • Size: 9"-10", 11-12 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Thick, Wiry, Harsh Outer Coat, Soft Undercoat
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Dog Group: Terrier
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Norwich Terrier Breed Guide

Learn More About Norwich Terriers

  • Temperament

    The Norwich Terrier can be very curious and emotional. Not only do these dogs have enormous hearts full of love, but they also require constant affection to stay relaxed and happy. They are very kind-hearted and excitable. Their barking simply means that they are excited about something and want you to match their enjoyment. However, these small working dogs are still an amazing breed and are very good at retrieving small rodents and pests from your gardens, barns, or houses. If you have a mouse problem, this little guy has it in his DNA to fix it.

  • Health

    Norwich Terriers don't suffer from many health issues but do have some problems with their hips, respiratory systems, and eyes.

  • Activity Level

    Norwich Terriers don't have a large amount of energy but are known to get a lot of energy out by barking and yapping toward new things and creatures.

  • Grooming

    The Norwich Terrier doesn't need to be groomed often. Give this breed a good bath once or twice a week and they should be good to go, all of the dead hair removed and gone.

  • Shedding

    The Norwich Terrier doesn't shed often and is considered a hypoallergenic breed. They aren't heavy on the hair, so there’s very little to fall off.

  • Appearance

    Norwich Terriers are very small and have thick, wiry hair. They have small heads and short noses with stubby legs and shorter tails.

  • History

    Britain bred the Norwich Terrier, along with dozens of other species, to attack and hunt down small rodents that were causing issues. These dogs come from a very long line of hunters, all very hardworking and talented at the cause. This breed has very keen eyes and a sharp sense of smell that's good for sniffing and tracking prey. Packs of these dogs were actually used in fox hunts back in the day and they do very well among others of their breed, often using teamwork to trap their prey very quickly. Norwich Terriers seem to think highly of humans, being very social and happy to work alongside them.