Norwich Terrier: breed profile
The Norwich Terrier is a small breed of hunting dogs originally from the UK. It got its name from the city of Norwich, which was developed in the seventies of the XIX century. If the breed was crossed grizzle, red and black-and-podpolye English Terriers. Due to this, it's a great hunter of rodents and predators. This dog is one of the smallest Terriers.
Norwich Terrier, the price of which today varies from 35000 to 50000 rubles, appeared in the seventies of the XIX century in East Anglia. The breed originated from different types of Terriers, who were the ancestors of the Irish and Yorkshire Terriers. In addition, among their ancestors could be extinct now trumpington Terrier.
It is worth noting that the Norwich Terrier is also common roots with the Norfolk Terrier. Before these two dogs were the same breed with the perfect shape of the ears. The English kennel club only in 1964 divided the Norfolk Terrier and Norwich Terrier breeds 2, and 15 years later the American kennel club also followed suit. Norwich have had a small protruding ears, while the Norfolk – hanging.
Breed Norwich Terrier were widely used for hunting foxes, hares, and rodents. It in some countries still actively use hunter, though the majority of owners contain it as a companion.
The Norwich Terrier is a small dog, medium size, reaching at the withers 26 cm and weighs 5 kg. This chunky, compact, sturdily built dog has a compact body with short limbs and back, long ribcage, muscled.
The animal has elongated wedge-shaped muzzle, almond-shaped dark eyes. The tail can be two-thirds docked.
The coat color can be wheaten, grey, red, black and grizzly bears, according to the standard. White markings are a fault, with acceptable scars, which were obtained on the hunt. On the body of the dog hair hard. On head and ears short and smooth, while the neck and shoulders forms a neat collar.
Character and temperament
The Norwich Terrier is a fantastic companion. They are energetic, active, loyal, curious and friendly dog. This breed has an incredibly easy character, with good reputation with small children and for them to be a wonderful friend. But as the Norwich Terrier, the price of which is not so small, is still better suited to families with school-age children who already know how to handle a dog.
They are alert and brave dog that barks quite a lot. This dog is quite aggressive, she loves all around, consequently, though your pet will be a great watchdog, he did not get out of the guard.
Norwich Terrier is easy to find a common language with other dogs, this can live even with a cat (in terms of true socialization). We should not forget that this hunting breed will constantly chase small animals, including hamsters, rats or unfamiliar cats.
Overall this is a fairly healthy breed. Norwich Terriers can live up to 16 years, although, like other breeds, are prone to some diseases. Mainly the representatives of this breed can be found brachicephalicus syndrome (elongated soft palate), tracheal collapse, and epilepsy.
Care and maintenance
The dog can be kept in a fenced area in the countryside, as well as in the apartment or house, where will also be comfortable breed as the Norwich Terrier. Nurseries often offer puppies already vaccinated, so at the beginning of this question will not apply to you.
This dog care are fairly simple. It only needs to be brushed once a week, and during the moulting period — every day. While at home, the dog is not polluted much, and it does not tangle the hair, and hence can be bathed as needed, although not more often than once in 2 months.
Pet clean will allow a very useful procedure, called trimming (it's pulling loose wool). Wool dog after it remains for a long time in a neat and tidy condition.
Trimming is best done in a salon, as an independent procedure, you must learn from the expert.
Since Norwich Terriers is an incredibly energetic dog, they need to create suitable conditions for active leisure time, a lot to do with them and long to walk in the fresh air.
It should be noted that is very trainable puppies like that. Norwich-Terrier is very intelligent, although the owner loves to please. But this independent dog is still able to be stubborn. To ensure that the training was successful, it is important to be consistent and patient. This puppy needs a strong leader, able to control the situation and to establish clear rules.
Norwich Terrier requires early socialization: always invite your friends, the dog, connect with neighbors, different people, situations and animals, walking in the Park. With a loving and attentive owner, the dog will grow beautiful and well-mannered companion for the whole family.
This mischievous animal is often called "a huge dog in a small volume": and in fact, it is its major counterparts are not inferior in nothing, in something even surpasses them. This is a real friend with selfless loving and brave heart!