Norwich terrier

Norwich terrier

noun
one of an English breed of small, short-legged terriers having a straight, wiry, red, gray, or black-and-tan coat, and erect ears that distinguish it from the Norfolk terrier.

Origin:
1930–35

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Norwich terrier
 
n
a small wiry-coated breed of terrier having either erect or pendent ears

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norwich terrier

short-leggedshort-legged terrier breed developed about 1880 in England, where it soon became a fad with Cambridge students. It was later used by various American hunt clubs and has also drawn notice as a rabbit hunter. It is stockily built, with a broad head and erect ears, and it has a dense, wiry, weather-resistant coat, usually reddish brown. A small characteristically rugged and loyal dog, the Norwich terrier ideally stands no more than 10 inches (25 cm) and weighs 10 to 14 pounds (4.5 to 6.5 kg).

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