FCI-Standard N° 72   /  02.02.1998/ GB

ORIGIN : Great Britain.



CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :                      Group 3    Terriers.
                                             Section 2        Small-sized Terriers.
                                             Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Small, low, keen dog, compact and strong with good substance and bone.  Honourable scars from fair wear and tear not to be unduly penalised.

BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : One of the smallest of the terriers.  Lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, tremendously active with hardy constitution.  Gay and fearless.


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Skull : Slightly rounded, wide, good width between ears.
Stop : Well defined.

Muzzle : Wedge-shaped and strong (length about one third less than measurement from occiput to bottom of stop.)
Lips : Tight-lipped.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws clean and strong.  Rather large, strong teeth with perfect, regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Small, oval-shaped, dark, full of expression, bright and keen.
Ears : Erect, set well apart on top of skull.  Medium size with pointed tips.  Perfectly erect when aroused, can be laid back when not at attention.

NECK : Strong of good length, commensurate with correct overall balance, flowing into well laid shoulders.

Back : Short, compact.  Topline level.
Loin : Short.
Chest : Ribcage long and well sprung.  With good depth.

TAIL : Docking optional.

  • a) Medium docked.  Set on high, completing perfectly level topline.  Carried erect.
  • b) Tail of moderate length to give a general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards tips, as straight as possible.  Carried jauntily, not excessively gay, completing perfectly level topline.


FOREQUARTERS : Legs short, powerful and straight.
Elbows : Close to body.
Pastern : Firm and upright.

HINDQUARTERS : Broad, strong and muscular.
Stifle : Well turned.
Hocks : Low-set, with great propulsion.

FEET : Rounded, well padded and cat-like.  Pointing straight forward standing and moving.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Forelegs should move straight forward when travelling ; hind legs follow in their track ; hocks parallel and flexing to show pads.


HAIR : Hard, wiry, straight, lying close to body, thick undercoat.  Longer and rougher on neck forming a ruff to frame face.
  Hair on head and ears short and smooth, except for slight whiskers and eyebrows.

COLOUR : All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle.  White marks or patches are undesirable.

Ideal height at the withers : 25-26 cm (10 ins).

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: Great Britain

the Norwich Terrier appeared in the second one met of the ight hundred with the name of its breeder JONES, but subsequently has taken the name of Norwitch, from the citt that it has given the NATO to it them. During the first world war the race was extinguished and come recreated only after the war using the blood of bedlington, bull terrier and irish terrier.

Its height hardly 25 cm ago to classify like one of the devout small terrier.

Much endowed fort of one has a snout frightening set of teeth with closing to scissor.
The eyes are dark confer it an intelligent aspect.
The orecchie are erected.
Ia generally amputated short tail and to met of its length.
The limbs are short but very muscolosi and those front perfectly straight ones.
The rough, straight and very adherent hair to the body, the color in all the gradazioni of the rossiccio, grain, black focato and pepper and know them.


former a combatant one that came used in order to strike itself in lair with the wild vixens, otters, and rabbits us, always having the better one.

today an optimal companion from apartment for dynamic persons and also the mascotte of the students of Cambridge.

Assets, brave, balanced, affectionate, the female possess a protecting and exclusive temperament in the cares of the puppys.

Resistant dog to the diseases, must above all be held in house in winter and in the winter escapes it would be better to use a cappottino

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it.
It goes very rarely brushed, increasing the brush blows above all during the dumb one.