It originates in the United Kingdom and was bred to hunt small vermin or rodents. With a friendly personality, Norwich Terriers are today mostly a companion dog breed.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/swniDto_Klg):
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Educational Standard Compendium of the Norwich Terrier
http://www.cobbys.se/1 Illustrated breedstandard for Norwich Terrier.pdf
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
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Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
US: Norwich Terrier Club of America: Health page: https://www.norwichterrierclub.org/about-norwich/norwich-health/
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Norwich Terrier Club of America - Current Health Study
CHF Grant 2232–MOU: Characterization of Upper Airway Syndrome in Norwich Terriers
Grant Period: 11/1/2015 to 10/31/2017
UPDATE -- Dr. Bryden Stanley and Dr. Grace Lai presented preliminary results of the NTUAS Study at a recent meeting of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society, held Sept 16-18, 2016 in Lansing MI. : https://www.norwichterrierclub.org/ntuas-study-update/
( Poster ) http://www.norwichterrierclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-VCRS-Poster-NTUAS.pdf)
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