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Norwich Terrier  

 

The Norwich Terrier is one of the smallest working terriers but packs plenty of substance and work ethic into their compact frame. They were developed in East Anglia, England as ratters but their terrier tenacity was also employed in flushing fox and other vermin from their dens. Their prick ears distinguish them from the drop-eared Norfolk Terrier and they were once considered different variations of the same breed. They are dauntless and devoted companions and that generally enjoy the company of other animals as well as their human family. Their small size and adaptability make them suitable for a variety of living situations, rural or urban. They have strong hunting instincts so should be exercised on a leash or in a fenced area. Their wiry terrier coat requires regular brushing and stripping to maintain its health and handsome appearance.

Norwich Terrier Club of America  

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Norwich Terrier

 

 


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