Norwich Terriers are small, compact terriers with links to Irish Terriers. This breed of terrier is fearless, friendly, and energetic which makes him perfect for anyone who wants a small dog to play with daily and takes on walks or even jogs.
They also make very good watchdogs as they are alert and let everyone know when there are strangers about. Unlike many terriers, Norwich Terriers are good with children and with other pets and are all around affectionate and friendly. However, like any terrier, Norwiches can be independent and willful, especially if they have not been taught that humans are the leaders of the pack and they are to obey. Norwich Terriers should be socialized to other animals and kids from an early age however in order to encourage friendliness. They shouldn’t be let off leash in an unsecured area because their breeding leads them to go after small animals with little regard for their own safety.
Norwich Terriers Lives Long
Norwich Terriers should be groomed regularly and exercised stringently in order to keep them healthy. The exercise should be variable and different as well as daily or else the dog will end up being destructive or neurotic from boredom. However, if you are willing to commit to this, this dog can thrive even in small apartments, let alone larger properties.
Norwich Terriers are some of the longer lived terriers, with a lifespan of twelve to sixteen years and very few health problems. They can be prone to things like seizures though and should sleep indoors to mitigate skin irritations.
Norwich Terriers are excellent family dogs and do best in a family that will do lots of fun activities with their dog. If this is you, or if you are simply an active person who can train this dog, a Norwich Terrier may be perfect.