Showing posts with label Norwich Terrier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norwich Terrier. Show all posts

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fact Sheet: NORWICH TERRIER

(Original Title: Norwich Terrier - Facts You Must Know Before Adopting A Norwich Terrier)

Norwich Terrier
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Breed Description

The sturdy, robust, and compact Norwich Terrier is an alert and enthusiastic breed that could sometimes look bewildered. This breed has erect ears, adding to a more alert appearance. This small dog weighs around 11-15 pounds and reaches between 8-10 inches tall.

Coat

The straight, hard, and wiry coat of the Norwich Terrier reach around 1-2 inches long. Their low-lying fur is longer on their neck and shoulders, along with short and smooth whiskers and eyebrows. The coat of this breed comes in red or brown colors. Some colors exist, too, including black and gray.

Activity

The Norwich Terrier is relatively energetic. They love going for walks or playing ball with their families. With their thick coat, they will be able to tolerate all kinds of weather. This breed enjoys digging holes, and owners should, therefore, be watchful of this trait. These dogs will generally do well in apartment dwelling for as long as they get to go outside for exercise.

Temperament

With small yet hardy personality, the Norwich Terrier is remarkably intelligent, courageous, and affectionate. They are assertive, but will not typically show aggressive behavior. These active terriers are energetic and thrive on an active lifestyle. They are known to be eager to please, yet will definitely have minds of their own. Aside from an active life, they also thrive on the companionship of their owners. So, these terriers should never be kept in a kennel. These small dogs are great with children, but will only get along with other animals provided that they were previously introduced.

Overview

As most terriers were primarily bred to hunt a particular animal, the Norwich Terrier is no different. In fact, they were created to hunt rodents, and small creatures as their size will be too small to go for anything larger.

Care

In terms of grooming, the Norwich Terrier should be combed and brushed daily. A great deal of clipping will not be required, though. They are very light shedders, and bathing should only be done when necessary with a dry shampoo.

The undercoat of this breed is of utmost important to care for, and should ideally be brushed with steel comb once every week to remove dead hair and prevent matting. Their coats must also be stripped twice a year, ideally in the autumn and spring.





Training

The Norwich Terrier is entertaining and comical but challenging to train. Socialization is crucial especially while they are puppies, and basic manners should be introduced as early as possible. Just like the Norfolk Terrier, this small terrier has been developed to independently hunt without the help or support of a man. Due to this, they will typically do things their own way, at their own speed.

Character

The Norwich Terrier is a little dog with a remarkable instinct of knowing what's going on. They particularly love to be the center of everything, and will generally get along with other pets once introduced, and even love playing with children.



Friday, October 21, 2016

How To Find And Select NORWICH TERRIERS For Sale

English: Photograph of Norwich Terrier, Castle...
Photograph of Norwich Terrier, Castle-Bar Canasta, aka "Spike". 
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


If you are in the market for a canine companion you know there are many different breeds that you can choose from. If you have been doing your research, you may have seen Norwich Terriers for Sale. These can be fantastic companions but you do need to make sure it is the right breed for you. Here is what you need to know.

If you want a dog that stands out in a crowd as being uncommon, there are some breeds that are better known than others. Labs, for example, are very common and easily recognizable. Other breeds of a similar size are less common. You may find that if you are walking one, people will stop and ask you questions about your canine companion.

If you are looking for a quiet and easygoing dog, you may want to look at a different breed. If you want a dog that has a lot of energy and will keep you entertained and on your feet, this can be a fantastic companion. It can be worthwhile to speak to other owners of this breed. Then you will be able to tell if the energy level is right for you.

If you want a small, compact canine, this can be a fantastic choice. They only tend to weigh ten to twelve pounds when full grown. This can be fantastic for someone who lives in a small apartment or house. It is also great for individuals who want to travel on a plane or other type of transport and bring their dog along.

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Some breeds are also more apt to develop some serious medical conditions. Schnauzers, for example, can end up with tumors of the spleen and other diseases. Some are prone to hip issues. Other breeds are at increased risk for epilepsy. A dog like a Norwich terrier, for example, may only be prone to cataracts. The cost of vet bills may be something you need to consider.

Once you have done your research and have decided that this is the kind of canine you want you can begin to look for a breeder. Keep in mind that it can be somewhat hard to find pups from time to time. It may mean that you need to look for a bit before you find a breeder with available pups.

Any time you are considering a specific breeder, it can be a good idea to ask to view the puppies. There are a number of reasons for this. You want to make sure that the parents are in good health, that the living environment is clean, and that the puppies are being introduced to as many new situations as possible. This can mean you end up with a more well-rounded and healthier dog when you do choose one.

Once you have decided on a breeder, it can be a good idea to view the pups in person. You can see their individual personalities and choose one that will mesh well with your family. Then, you can feel confident that your bundle of fur will bring you joy for years to come.


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