Norwich terrier


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Norwich terrier,

breed of small, sturdy terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 developed in England in the second half of the 19th cent. It stands about 10 in. (25.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 11 lb (4.9 kg). The harsh, straight coat lies close to the body and is weather-resistant. It may be red, red wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle in color. The Norwich was originally bred as a compact hunter for work on rats and rabbits. Very soon after the Norwich made its debut as a new breed, owning one became a fad at the Univ. of Cambridge. This early popularity did much to insure the permanence of the breed, as a number of students went on to raise the Norwich after they graduated. Today it is kept chiefly as a pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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