Originated in Great Britain, the Norfolk Terrier and Norwich Terrier were considered one breed until 1960. They can be distinguished by their ears; the Norwich have pointy ears and the Norfolk have folded ears. The Norwich was bred to be fox hunters and they display the typical terrier character. They are one of the smaller of the Terrier breeds and they are happy and spirited companions with high energy levels.
Common Health Conditions
- Liver disease can happen as a result of aging, genetics, or infection. Some diseases and medications can hurt your Norwich Terrier’s liver.
- Heart failure is a leading cause of death among Norwich Terriers in their senior years.
- Norwich Terriers can inherit or develop several different eye conditions.