Norwich Terrier is an English breed of hunting dogs. Its name was received from the city of Norwich, where it was withdrawn in the 70s of the 19th century. When breeding a new breed, black-tan, red and black British terriers were crossed. As a result, he turned out to be an indefatigable hunter for small predators and rodents. This is one of the smallest terriers.
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This is a medium-sized dog, at the withers it reaches a height of 26 cm, weighs 5-6 kg. It is a tightly folded dog, dense and stocky, of a compact build. She has short back and limbs, developed musculature, an elongated thorax. Norwich Terrier is like a Norfolk Terrier. Their main difference is the ears that the Norfolk hang, while the Norwich stand.
Norvich has a wedge-shaped elongated muzzle, dark eyes of an amygdala. The tail can be stopped by two thirds.
Coat color according to the standard can be gray, wheat, grizzly, black and red. White markings are a disadvantage, but scars obtained on the hunt are acceptable. The coat on the dog's body is stiff. On the head and ears it is smooth and short, and on the neck and shoulders forms a collar.
Character of the Norwich Terrier
Since Norwich - it's still a terrier, it has a combination of fundamental advantages that are inherent in all terriers. This friendliness to man, high intelligence, caution. However, unlike most terriers, he is not inclined to nervousness and bark at everything that moves.
Norwich terriers were withdrawn for pursuit and hunting and therefore in some cases they may experience problems. So, in urban conditions, it is better not to lower the dog from a leash, so that it does not start to chase birds and cats.
Training can smooth this problem, but it will not solve it finally. For the same reason, other animals, in the first place cats and decorative rats, may not coexist with dogs of this breed.
With children, the Norwegians get along well, especially if they respect their intellect and independence.
Another nice feature of Norwich Terrier. Like any other dog alone, he will be bored, but will not show destructive behavior or neurasthenia. Because such a dog can be a good pet for a busy person.
It is a wonderful companion - quick and energetic, but often does not bark. Well trained at a certain perseverance and will always be happy to walk with his master.
Diseases Norwich Terrier
This is a fairly healthy breed. The Norwegian rabbits live until they are 16 years old, but, like other breeds, they may be prone to certain diseases. Most often, representatives of this breed have epilepsy , a collapse of the trachea and a brachycephalic syndrome - an elongated soft palate.
Maintenance and care
Norwich Terrier can be kept both in rural areas in a fenced area, and in a house or apartment.
It's a pretty simple dog. It is enough to comb it once a week and the usual time and every day in the moult period.
At home, the dog is not heavily contaminated and its hair does not get tangled, so you can bathe it as needed, but not more often every two months.
Keep a dog clean will allow such a useful procedure, like trimming (plucking dead wool). After it, the dog's wool coat remains in a neat condition for a long time.
It is better to do trimming in the cabin, because for the independent procedure you need to learn from a professional.
Since Norwich Terriers are very energetic dogs, they need to create all the conditions for active pastime, long walks and much to do in the fresh air.
Price of the puppy
On the Russian territory, the Norwich Terriers are not very popular, and therefore their puppies are quite expensive: from $ 500 to $ 2,000 , depending on their pedigree and working qualities.