Norwich terriers truly desire human companionship and are happy, inquisitive creatures. They can be energetic or quiet and peaceful depending upon their environment and the mood of the moment. Their outgoing personality makes them loving members of the household. As a breed they are smart with a desire to please and are not difficult to train. However, they are terriers at heart and their basic instinct and working background emerges if they spot a squirrel or small prey.
In addition to a Norwich’s first task of providing faithful company for humans, they are adept in AKC conformation, performance and companion events. The Norwich enjoys and excels in agility, obedience, rally, tracking and earthdog events. All are good outlets for a Norwich’s abundant energy. Norwich also make excellent therapy dogs. The American Kennel Club website (www.akc.org) has a wealth of information about conformation shows and performance and companion events.