Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

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.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 9.4-10in

Female: 9.4-10in

Weight

Male: 11-12lb

Female: 11-12lb

Fun Fact

The Norwich Terrier's pricked ears are the primary characteristic that distinguishes them from the Norfolk Terrier.

About this Breed

The Norwich Terrier is a breed originating in the United Kingdom, and was bred to hunt small vermin or rodents. With a friendly personality, Norwich Terriers are today mostly a companion dog breed. One of the smallest terriers, these dogs are generally healthy, but are relatively rare, due in part to their low litter size and the common need for caesarian sections.

The old cliché about a “big dog in a small package” was coined for breeds like the Norwich terrier. Norwich can be oblivious to the fact that they’re just ten inches tall. They are a medium energy breed that is a natural hunter and is curious about the world around them. A Norwich demands human companionship. They are easy to train, as most Norwich will offer any desired behavior for a food treat. Norwich are portable and are adaptable to different situations making the breed ideal for either the city or country lifestyle.

Norwich Terriers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Norwich Terrier ancestry.

  • Meka, Duchess of Norwich

    Meka, Duchess of Norwich

    Purebred

    Diana

    Diana

    Purebred

    Turkey

    Turkey

    Purebred

    Butty

    Butty

    Purebred

  • Cali

    Cali

    Purebred

    Teddy Brown Dog

    Teddy Brown Dog

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Abbedale Earl Of Sammywich
  2. Albert
  3. Bunratty's Dust Devil
  4. Brait Nouz Jazzman
  5. Breakaway's Happy Jack Of Hearts
  6. Bryce
  7. Belleville Just For Effect
  8. Bunratty's Partner In Crime
  9. Butty
  10. Abbedale Life Of Riley At Glengariff

For Females

  1. Abbedale Brass In Pocket
  2. Amblegreen Dark Matter
  3. Breakaway's In The Know
  4. Amblegreen Trouble's Brewn
  5. Belleville Last Waltz
  6. Bitsy Arte Cassari
  7. Amblegreen Dralion Hot Blonde
  8. Cali
  9. Coventrys Blackberry Pi
  10. Abbedale Take Two at Taliesin

Common Locations

  1. Oklahoma, United States
  2. Illinois, United States
  3. California, United States
  4. Maryland, United States
  5. Pennsylvania, United States
  6. Florida, United States
  7. Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
  8. Russia
  9. North Carolina, United States
  10. Georgia, United States

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