Norwich Terrier

USD $1400-$2000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 105
Origin United Kingdom
Other Names Cantab Terrier, Jones Terrier, Prick-Eared Norwich Terrier, Trumpington Terrier
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1400-$2000
How much does a Norwich Terrier cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1400 to $2000 on your Norwich Terrier if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Norwich Terrier from a shelter.
Size Small
Weight 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Height 10 inches (25 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed. And FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Purpose ratting, fox bolting
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Soft, Wiry
Coat Colors Black, Grizzle, Red, Tan, Wheaten
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Fawn, Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Comb, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Energetic, Intelligent, Sensitive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Norwich Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-3 puppies (Once a year.)


The Norwich Terrier is a small, sturdy breed of dog that originated in England. They are known for their friendly and outgoing personalities, as well as their distinctive appearance. The Norwich Terrier has a short, wiry coat that comes in several colors including black and tan, red and wheaten. They have a long muzzle with a black nose and dark eyes. Their ears are erect and they have a docked tail.

The average lifespan of the Norwich Terrier is 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 11 to 12 pounds and stand at 10 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Norwich Terrier is an active breed with an outgoing personality. They are intelligent dogs who love to please their owners and can be trained easily with positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise. They are also very loyal companions who will bond closely with their owners if given enough attention and exercise.

Norwich Terriers get along well with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from an early age. However, they can be territorial around strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The temperament of the Norwich Terrier is alert but not aggressive or overly excitable; they make great watchdogs due to their keen senses but won’t bark excessively unless there’s something worth barking about!

In terms of health issues, the Norwich Terrier is generally considered a healthy breed but may be prone to certain conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma so regular check-ups with your vet are recommended throughout its life span .

When it comes to adaptability level ,the Norwich terriers do well in both urban environments as well as rural settings .They require daily exercise such as walks ,runs ,or playtime in order stay healthy .They also need plenty of mental stimulation through activities like agility training ,tricks ,or puzzle toys .

Overall ,the Norwich terriers make great pets for those looking for an active companion who loves being around people .Their intelligence makes them easy trainable while their loyalty ensures that they will always remain devoted companions .


The Norwich Terrier is a small, wiry-coated terrier originating in the United Kingdom. The breed was developed in the late 19th century in the city of Norwich, Norfolk, from a cross between the local terriers and other breeds such as the Irish Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. It was originally bred to hunt rats and other vermin, and was later used as a working dog on farms. The Norwich Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, and was once known as the Cantabrian Terrier or Jones Terrier. It is thought to be descended from the now-extinct English White Terrier.

The breed almost became extinct in the early 20th century, due to a lack of interest from breeders. However, a few dedicated fanciers kept the breed alive, and it eventually regained popularity. The Norwich Terrier is now recognized by all major kennel clubs in both the United States and United Kingdom.

The ancestry of the Norwich Terrier can be traced back to England in the late 1800s. The breed was developed in the city of Norwich, Norfolk, from a cross between local terriers and other breeds such as the Irish Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. The original purpose of breeding the Norwich Terrier was for ratting and hunting vermin. They were also used as working dogs on farms. The Norwich Terrier is one of England’s oldest terriers with records dating back to 1885 when they were known as CantabrianTerriers or JonesTerriers. In 1904, they were given their current name of NorwichTerriers by Colonel Edwardes-Coker who is credited with saving them from extinction.

The first recorded importation of NorwichTerriers to America was in 1909 by Mrs A L Rowland who brought two dogs with her from England; however it wasn’t until after World WarI that they began to gain popularity in North America. In 1925,the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized them as a member ofthe Toy Group and their popularity has continued to grow since then. Today they are recognized by all major kennel clubs including;the AKC, Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), United Kennel Club (UKC)and many others aroundthe world

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