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Norfolk Terriers Breed Fact Sheet

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Norfolk Terriers Breed Information

Group 2: Terriers

Energy Level:Moderate to high

Original Function: Ratting, fox bolting

Temperament: Alert and fearless.

Characteristics: One of the smallest of terriers, a 'demon' for its size. Lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, hardy constitution.

Recommended for: Most people/families.

Lifespan: 10 - 15 years


Height: 25-26cm (10')

Colour: Red, wheaten, Black/tan or grizzle

Coat: Wiry & straight

General Appearance:Small, low, keen dog, compact and strong, short back, good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and tear permissible.



Until 1964 the Norfolk & Norwich Terriers were considered one breed, after this they became recongnised as two seperate breeds, those with the pricked ears being the Norwich Terrier and those with the ears that flop down, known as the Norfolk Terrier.
Norfolks are one of the smallest of the working terriers, a natural ratter and spunky hunter, they display a great deal of courage. Although an outgoing, energetic terrier, the Norfolk is not quarrelsome, is a sensitive dog, and can become stubborn without an understanding owner.
They are a lovable little dog with a good nature, friendly with people and children, but can try to be dominate around other dogs. They are alert, smart and easy to train.

Grooming- the shaggy coat can be clipped to help keep maintenance low. Regular brushing will keep it neat and tidy, wash when needed.

Exercise- they thrive on an active life, so regular walks, runs and plays are needed to keep them fit and happy.

Health- This breed can suffer from genetic eye diseases.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition


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