Norwich Terrier is one of the smallest terriers, and the ideal shoulder height should not exceed 10 inches. Shoulder height is approximately equal to body length. Bone mass is adequate. It weighs about 12 pounds.
The historical origin of Norwich Terrier
The origin of Norwich Terrier can not be proved, but the breed includes the Byrd Terrier, Cairn Terrier, and Irish terrier. Norwich Terrier, which was produced by hunting small vermin, was popular among Cambridge students in Victorian times. Therefore, it was often called sword bridge terrier. Its name was changed to Qiangzi because of the name of a frank breeder named jonz, Norwich Terrier is recognized as the same breed in the United Kingdom. In 1965, it was named Norfolk terrier. AKC classified it as terrier.
Morphological characteristics of Norwich Terrier
One of the smaller terriers, the ideal shoulder height should not exceed 10 inches. Shoulder height is approximately equal to body length. Bone mass is adequate. It weighs about 12 pounds. It should be in proportion to the overall structure of the dog. Whether it can undertake its work is the primary consideration.
The reaction is sensitive
The legs are parallel to each other, the forelimb is fully extended, and the driving force of the hind limbs is strong. The correct structure of hind limbs can provide enough driving force of hindquarters. The forelimb movement is easy, and the distance between the feet and the elbows is consistent. When the pace is accelerated, the feet slightly concentrate inward. The landing point of the hind paw is just on the footprints of the front paw, and the hind knee joint and hock joint are moderately bent. Keep the topline level.
Like to dig
Forebody: shoulder backward. The elbows are close to the body. Short and powerful legs, absolutely in line with the terrier like to dig characteristics. Strong ankles. The feet are round and the pads are thick. The toenails are black. Keep your toes forward when standing and moving.
Hindquarters: broad, strong and muscular, with proper angle of the hind knee. Seen from the rear, the hocks are low and vertical. The feet are the same as the forelimbs.
The main function of this breed is to cultivate rats to catch pests alone or in groups. This breed is rich in bone and has a coat that can withstand the harsh weather.
Norwich Terrier's personality
Norwich Terrier is adaptable, athletic, sociable, good-natured, small but fearless, and even emotional, loyal to the owner, with lovely temperament and no record of disputes. They are happy, brave, loyal and loving, and can be good partners. Brave and short and strong, sensitive small ears erect, slightly sly expression, is one of the smallest working terriers.