Norwich Terrier Breed Profile



Personality

Among the qualities of the Norwich Terrier is that they are courageous, intelligent, assertive, active, independent and highly affectionate.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is excellent with children and is great for families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 16 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 11 to 12 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to epilepsy, narrow tracheas, luxating patellas, hip dysplasia, mitral valve disease, and incorrect bites

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in, and has lots of love and attention to give. These dogs need LOTS of exercise.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $2,500 per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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