Fun exposure in Kids Magazine

Several families of children who read National Geographic Kids Magazine will be visiting this summer.  We’re always delighted when the story of Idaho’s big dog makes press that encourages youth to read. 

This is just one of the most recent appearances Sweet Willy has made.    Click here to see the short article and accompanying photo.  That’s Dennis at the giant fire hydrant!

Information about the big dog has appeared on standard achievement reading comprehension tests given to American school children in several states.  And often Sweet Willy’s (that’s the big dog’s pet name!) photo and description are included in tuturial magazines aimed at teaching English as a second language to youth in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other nationalities.

This is a level of appeal we never imagined for Sweet Willy.  Such fun!

Dog Breeds 101- the Norwich Terrier

We’re back with another installment in our dog breed series.  The Norwich Terrier is our pick for this post.

Norwich Terriers carved in wood by ChainsawA bit of confusion about the name of this breed sometimes still exists. At one time this dog was included in a group of small bodied terriers referred to as Norfolk Terriers. It was only as recent as 1979 that the Norwich was recognized as a separate breed from the Norfolk Terrier. The Norwich has erect ears and the Norfolk has folded ears. Other than these differences, the two dogs share a common history. A line-up of red-coated Norwich Terriers

Both terriers were used for centuries in England as general farm and hunting dogs.  They became popular off the farm in the late 1800’s which began their development with specific breed characteristics.  The Norwich is a small, sociable, alert, handsome and charming dog making it well-suitable to be a companion or working dog.  Although it is smaller than other terriers, this beguiling canine is as sturdy and energetic as any.

Since Dennis & I have just added the Norwich to our kennel of canine carvings, the Norwich is not yet listed on our Dog Bark Park website.  The dog is available in either small or large size carvings and is priced the same as all our other dog carvings.  As the photos illustrate we offer the Norwich with either red or black & tan colorations.  To order, simply e-mail frances@dogbarkparkinn.com or phone us at 208 962-3647.
Our chainsaw Norwich Terriers will debut in June at a Norwich specialty show in Texas.  We look forward to their success  & have enjoyed making a baker’s dozen of the little dogs for this show.  Each dog looks a bit different from the next one since they are individually carved and hand-painted. 

7 Norwich Terriers, 7 slightly different faces