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In the 2000 comedy movie “Best in Show” the part of the Norwich Terrier, ‘Winky’ is played by Can Ch Urchin’s Bryllo.
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more. – Agatha Christie
The Norwich Terrier has existed since at least the late 19th century as a working terrier in the East Anglia region of England and is named for Norfolk, England. It is believed to have developed from crossing various small breeds of terriers.
The Norwich Terrier is one of the younger breeds in existence today and was once considered the drop-ear variety of the Norwich Terrier. In 1964 The Kennel Club separated the two types into two distinct breeds: Norwich Terriers (prick ears) and Norfolk Terriers (drop ears).
The dogs were used successfully as ratters in the stable yard, bolters of fox for the hunt, and family companions. It was also the mascot of Cambridge University students.
Photos displayed courtesy of Peter and Linda Dowdle, Dralion Reg’d, Ontario
His double coat is hard and wiry and comes in all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. It is generally short and smooth on the head and ears. Although he stands just 10 inches high at the shoulder, he is a powerful dog for his size and makes a good watchdog, always announcing the presence of strangers.
Norwich Terriers have lovable dispositions and get along well with other dogs. They are sensitive, love people, and are unhappy if kept away from human contact. They are not dogs to be kept outside in a kennel. Norwich Terriers make excellent family pets and wonderful companions.
Feisty, curious, busy little dogs, they are tough physically, and long-lived (12-16 years). However, due to their small littler size of 1 to 3 puppies, they are not a common sight. Norwich Terriers require regular exercise and grooming.