Norwich Terrier

Easy to Train


Good with kids




Heat tolerance


Cold tolerance






Norwich Terrier Personality Traits and Temperament

Norwich Terriers are active, energetic dogs with a reputation of loving everyone.

They were bred to be working dogs, and they thrive on at least an hour of exercise and energetic training every day.

However, they’re not as energy-intensive as some dogs, and are suited to apartment living if their exercise requirements are met.

They tend to want to please, but are often difficult to train and housetrain.
Norwich Terriers usually get along extremely well with cats and other dogs.

They were bred to hunt rats, and their prey instinct makes them unsuitable for keeping around small pets like rats and hamsters, as well as making a leash mandatory on walks. Their rat-hunting beginnings make them inclined to dig, too.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Norwich Terriers have two coats; a medium-length wiry top coat and a softer undercoat.

They should be combed weekly and stripped regularly in warmer weather to thin out the coat a little. Older dogs can benefit from their coat being clipped over the back and sides in summer to make keeping cool easier.

They don’t tend to shed much, especially with regular brushing to remove any dead hairs.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $800-$1200.

Life Expectancy: the life span is generally of about 13 YEARS

Weight: 11-12 pounds

Height: 9-10 inches

Colors: red, tan, black, wheaten, grizzle

How to Train

The Norwich Terrier likes to run, hunt, and dig. Train using a lot of running, preferably with something to chase. Spend a lot of time on your training.They’re working dogs, so they enjoy the challenge.

Consider joining an agility or flyball competition; or if there’s one near you, Earthdog competitions are ideal for this terrier.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Fish, pork, beef, potato, wheat, oats.

Allergies: Not hypoallergenic

Health problems: Norwich Terriers are prone to tracheal collapse, elongated soft palate, and epilepsy.

Mixed breeds

Affenwich is a Norwich Terrier and Affenpinscher mix. They are inquisitive and affectionate, and need careful training.

Cairnwich Terrier is a Norwich Terrier and Cairn Terrier mix. They are enthusiastic, energetic, and very affectionate.

Pugwich is a Norwich Terrier and Pug mix. They are confident, playful, and patient with small children.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Norwich Terrier as Coco if he is a male and Flora if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

You can also browse a specific site to adopt a Norwich Terrier.

Pictures and Videos

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Photo Credits: Helene Gisin Hgisin, DavidBarak, Pleple2000