History and Origins of the Norwich Terrier
The History and Origins of the Norwich Terrier is really interesting. The history of the Norwich Terrier began in East Anglia, England where breeders developed this dog to work as a barnyard ratter; a willing and fearless little breed that would actively hunt vermin and flush out fox. The balanced temperament and fun-loving character of this breed meant that it made a fantastic companion too. The water resistant coat of the breed meant that it could work through wet weather conditions whilst being small enough to enter inside fox dens during hunts. Initial breeding saw two types of Norwich Terrier, one with upright ears and the other with dropped ears, however the drop eared variety was classed as a separate breed in 1979 by the American Kennel Club and named the Norfolk Terrier although the English had already separated the two varieties of Terriers in 1964. The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Norwich Terrier in 1936.