Norwich Terrier


Norwich Terrier Group III - Terriers, Section 2 - Small sized Terriers.

General Appearance:

Although it is a dog's with sleek exterior, its biggest advantage is grace and nature; It is a lively, lovable, cheerful and friendly with people, including children, and even strangers and other dogs and other domestic animals and domestic pets (pets). It is never aggressive, conflicts with other dogs in any case it does not seek and it tries to avoid them. It is tremendously lively and cheerful, smart, fearless, inquisitive, but also extremely sensitive; accurately understand the status of mind of its owner and if e.g. when owner is sad, it is never too intrusive, but it’s gently and quietly snuggle. Its sensitivity in this regard is truly extraordinary. It is literally the perfect companion for those who love lively but quiet dogs. They fit into the smallest urban dwellings. Because it is very social, it feels the best with another Norwich Terrier or a compatible Terrier or other breed.


The education does not make any difficulties, it is necessary only kind consistency; as intelligent and obedient dog-friendly owner and family members it learns quickly and well, just all must "pull together" what owner forbids ones must not allow second, this breed  is smart enough that it starts soon  to abuse. It would be considered disobedient; rough conduct on the part of the owner does not deserve it, and unhappy, especially when it is unjust; a reprimand for the actual offense just reprimand with proper intonation (not intensity) voice. Its size and coat fits into small urban dwellings. The long walks it is not demanding, although it is still unable to complete even longer hikes; Its great advantage is that it does not tend to move away from the owner, because the wildlife or its tracks is not interested in, so it can be sloughed off on walks freely; relative to the desired sturdy construction of the body it is suitable to feed in adulthood 2 times a day. It requires grooming, which is in no way cut like the Scottish Terrier but sensitive highlighting the desired contour lines, so it is quite difficult and it cannot be entrusted to anyone. Only someone who knows the breed and owner is also endowed with a certain artistic feeling, talent. This person can create with success.


It's a small sized Terrier with compact body, the appropriate substance (forces) and the fixed frame, in English (cobby); height at withers, male and female about 25 cm.

The skull should be slightly rounded and slightly arched above a broad, broadest between the earlobes. Frontal inclination (stop) is steep. The muzzle is wedge shaped and has to be strong; its length measured from tip of nose to stop (the junction of the inner corners of the eye) is about a third shorter than the length of the skull measured from the track to the top of the occipital part. Lips close fitting to the jaw and teeth; even jaws and strong. Teeth should be in proportion to the massive size of the dog; it is desirable to complete regular scissor bite, which means that six upper incisors just covers six down ones, both of which must be planted vertically in the jaws. The eyes are fairly small, oval-shaped, dark, almost black colour, cheerful and keen expression; ears must be pricked, set further apart, but still at the level of the skull, moderately large, pointed tops, when excited upright; the rest may be folded backwards.

The neck is strong and long enough, matching the overall appearance; merges smoothly into the shoulders. The body must be compact; Body topline is straight, back short and firm. Loins are short. The tail is docked so that medium length; should be set level with topline of the body, carried upward; docking is not mandatory.

Undocked tail should not be too long, has a male or female overall balance; Thick at the root and towards the tip narrows; should be as straight as possible. It is carried gaily (up), but must be flipped over back already from the root; is a neat finish line of the upper body.

The chest is long and moderately arched, corresponding depth.

The forelegs are short, thick, straight; blades should be adequately slanting their peaks upwards and backwards; elbows lying close to the chest must not be turned in or out. The wrists are strong, pasterns, in normal stance perpendicular to the substrate. Feet should be round shape, called. Feline are thickly padded. They must always be pointing straight ahead, never be turning in or out, in stance and in movement; hindquarters must be strong and muscular, viewed from the side wide. Knees should be properly bent, feet pointing rounded, cat with firm padded; in position and when moving straight ahead, they must not be turned in or out.
For locomotion monitors events it hindquarters course of action forelegs, while pelvic source must be sufficient driving force.

Coat harsh, rough, straight contiguous, thick undercoat; longer and thicker on the neck and face is framed as a "collar"; head and earlobes should be short and smooth, except for very whiskers and eyebrows; coat colour can be any shade of red, including so. pinkie ("pink"); these individuals are born almost white, with no traces of pigment in the nose, antipersonnel pads of paws, claws etc., but from birth throughout life darkens,” getting pigmented" at the age from 8 to 10 week. When proper nutrition there is fully coloured nose, eye rims and lips and reddish ("pink") coat colour; in English this colour  is called "red pinkie born," which is important in terms of breeding, it is not advisable to associate with individuals of colour for the possibility of permanent loss of pigment by puppies; perhaps it is also the colour of wheat (shades of ripe wheat), black-and-tan (with age usually goes to paint "Grizzly") or  grizzly (reddish, red with dark shading) caused mixing of red and black-gray top coat.