Dog Breed of the Month - August 2011
Purebred Dog Breed of the Month
The Norwich Terrier
• The Norwich Terrier is one of the smallest members of the group of dogs called the terriers.
• There are many small terriers that look very similiar to the Norwich - especially the Norfolk Terrier. Don't be confused. The Norwich has raised ears.
• And this is NOT a lap dog - these little terriers are very high energy little dogs so don't expect them to happily sit on your lap for hours because it will never happen.
• These handsome little dogs are typically very energetic, graceful, and extremely playful.
• The typical life expectancy for this wonderful little dog is usually around 13 to 16 years or so.
• These energetic little dogs can make really great family pets as long as they are in the right home.
• Do not leave these little dogs unsupervised with smaller pets such as rats, hamsters, etc. - remember, they have been bred for centuries to help chase down and kill small animals.
• They come in many different colors - red, black and tan, wheaten and even grizzle (red and black hairs intermixed).
• Socialization is also highly suggested for this energetic little dog - especially while young and around other people and pets.
• These little dogs do need lots of exercise - so don't let the small size fool you - this can be a very active dog breed.
• Note: Any owners considering choosing one of these dogs needs to be aware that these little dogs need to have a very firm "pack leader" who is in control.
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