Some things to consider
Other than a spouse, a dog is the only family member that
you get to choose. A Norwich puppy will be living with
you for approximately twelve to fifteen years. So it
is important to do your "homework" and make an informed
choice. I encourage you to look around my kennel web
pages, learn as much as you can about Norwich terriers,
and ask questions.
Here are some things you should consider.
Why do you want a Norwich terrier?
There are several small terrier breeds that are easier to
acquire - Westies, Cairns, Border terriers, etc. Why do
you want a Norwich terrier? You may not have a good answer
to this question, but it is one that you should try to
What sex do you want?
Some people have a strong preference regarding the sex of
the dog that they want to acquire; some people do not. As
a generalization, boy dogs are sweeter than girl dogs.
Do you want a young puppy, an older puppy, or an
Young puppies chew everything (that nice piece of
furniture), pee and poop in the most inconvenient spots
(that nice rug), and generally can be a real nuisance.
Some people love this time of a dog's life; others prefer
an older puppy that is past most of this. Some people
even prefer an older dog that is "retired" from breeding
What color Norwich do you want?
People choose a particular breed because they like the
size, the look, and the temperament. Along with look
goes color. Some people have a preference; others do not.
The two predominant colors of Norwich terriers are red
and "black and tan" (black saddle).
Please also see my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) web page.
Last updated 20160526