The life span of the Norwich is 12 – 14 years, but some have been known to live up to 15 years.
Average size and weight
26cm to 30cm
6kg to 8kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Norwich Terrier is a very powerful, strong and self-willed little dog with plenty of energy, so if you are thinking of buying a Norwich make sure you will have time to spend walking and exercising it. To the new owner your Norwich will be friendly and loyal and they are very easy to train.
Compatibility with other pets
Norwich Terriers are very adaptable little dogs and will get on well with other family pets.
The coat is coarse, straight, lying close to the body, generally short and smooth on top of the head and ears, longer and rougher around the neck forming a ruff. A daily grooming with a solid comb is best for your Norwich's coat to keep it free from knots and to help pull the dead hair out.
If you are not the boss then your Norwich will be – so beware! Your Norwich loves tearing around the garden with the children or they will just simply relax on your chair with you.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders