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Norwich Terrier -Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Norwich Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Norwich Terrier

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1936
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Size: Small
  • Energy: High
  • Recommended Crate Size: 24" dog crate

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The Norwich Terrier is categorized in the smallest terrier group. This breed originates from the United Kingdom. It was bred to hunt vermin and small rodents, but over the years owners began to bring Norwich Terrier home as a companion. It is a charming, cute and active dog. This breed is very active at play, friendly, and love exploring around them. It is known as a smart breed.



This line of Terrier group has been breeding in USA at approximately 750 terrier puppies since 2007. The American Kennel Club has recorded dog Terrier breeding which makes it easy to trace. You can see this information of its line in the AKC or the Finnish Kennel Club. Beware of a fake Terrier line that is being sold on the internet.


The Norwich Terrier is similar to the Norfolk Terrier, with the exception of pointed ears, rather than the dropped variety found in the Norfolk. It has short legs and a double coat. Its coat is wiry and soft beneath its top coat. It is an excellent ratter, it has a round head and nice wide eyes. The eyes can be dark brown or black.  The Norwich Terrier has solid jaws, with sharp teeth that can be used as scissors. 


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to small-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available. Feed twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. 


The Norwich Terrier has longer hair that coats its neck, shoulders, and legs. Brushing maintenance is needed to prevent it from developing problematic skin. Extra grooming in Spring and Autumn will coincide with shedding seasons. Besides that, the Norwich Terrier needs regular ear cleaning and teeth brushing.


The Norwich Terrier is known as a high energy and intelligent pet. It is recommend to provide daily exercise to keep this breed happy and healthy. Take 60 minutes per day to do activities such as walking, jogging or playing fetch. This breed likes to dig and run suddenly so be sure to provide a safe, enclosed space such as a fence. 

Pet Crate Size

Are you looking the correct size for Norwich Terrier crate? The recommended standard is the 24 inch dog crate.



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