On this page you will find various pieces of information concerning the health of the Norwich Terrier.
It is well known that in every breed inherited diseases may exist. Via health examinations, it can be established if there are signs of inherited diseases and if so, to what degree.
There are a number of diseases which are common among Norwich Terriers:
Upper Airway Syndrome (UAS):
- Article 1 M. Chiarella (USA)
- Article 2 M. Chiarella (USA) (only PDF download)
- Scoping video of a dog with a bad result (40.5 points), E1 result Switserland
- Scoping video of a dog with a good result (11.0 punten), B1 result in Switserland
Inherited eye diseases
By clicking on the above mentioned links you will get to the page providing information about the disease concerned.
Unfortunately, contrary to other countries in Europe and worldwide, in Holland testing for inherited diseases in Norwich Terriers has only just started. The Dutch Norwich Terrier club only requires its members to test their dogs for a one-off cataract and a distichiasis test.Apart from this, the Advisory Board for Dogs in Holland, has decreed that only the DNA profile of the dog has to be determined, which in itself has nothing to do with the health of the dog.
All our dogs are tested on:
- Upper Airway System (UAS)
- Inherited eye diseases
- Luxating Patella
When we have bred puppies, their future owners will have total insight of all the official test results.
We are happy to inform you further about the above mentioned health problems.