Norwich Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 0ft 8in - 0ft 10in
Weight: 11-12lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Norwich Terrier Information

Norwich TerrierTalk about an adorable dog! This little pup features tiny pointy ears, a fox-like face, expressive eyes, a stocky build and a wiry coat that can be red, wheaten, grizzle or black and tan.

A big dog in a small package, the Norwich Terrier has a larger than life personality. He is gregarious, affectionate and loyal with a keen alertness and curious demeanor. A busy breed, the Norwich needs regular mental and physical exercise so make sure you fit this in.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Norwich Terriers be apartment dogs?

The Norwich Terriers does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Norwich Terriers be left alone?

While Norwich Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Norwich Terriers good with kids?

Norwich Terriers do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Norwich Terriers friendly with strangers?

Typically, Norwich Terriers are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Norwich Terriers get along with other dogs?

Although Norwich Terriers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Norwich Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Norwich Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Norwich Terriers shed a lot?

Norwich Terriers shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Norwich Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Norwich Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Norwich Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Norwich Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Norwich Terriers easy to train?

Although Norwich Terriers can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Norwich Terriers handle cold weather?

Norwich Terriers do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Norwich Terriers handle hot weather?

Norwich Terriers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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