A Cousin Of the Norwich
And Just As Cute!
The Norfolk Terrier is very similar in appearance to its cousin, the
and originally had the
The drop-ears of the Norfolk, are the main difference between the two breeds - a feature that
could easily go unnoticed by the casual observer.
Other subtle differences in the Norfolk that have
been noted by breeders include: feet appear larger, bark is higher pitched, coat is less harsh, expression
is softer etc.
What these two breeds have in common is their bygone occupations as fearless hunters of
fox and badger, as well as their prowess on the farm as ratters.
Both breeds, are two of the cutest
dogs you'll ever lay eyes on. If you want one of these charming dogs, you may have to get on a list as the
litters they produce are very small.
Personality and Traits of the Norfolk Terrier
The Norfolk Terrier is independent, even-tempered and likes to please. He is capable of very
focused attention and as a result, is easy to train as long as training is consistent and the owner is firmly
established as the boss.
Use rewards during training as this breed really enjoys treats, but should not be overdone for weight concerns!
Norfolks are happiest being in close proximity with the family and involved in everything going on. Owners say they are very affectionate, feisty and playful. They like being busy and do not like being left alone for very long.
Activity Level of the Breed
This energetic and active dog needs exercise. A significant daily walk will keep him happy.
An opportunity to
romp off-leash in a secure area, would make his day!
Ideal Space Needs
The Norfolk Terrier can adapt to small or large accommodations - so condo, apartment or house.
That being said, this little one is very active so an outdoor area for play or training
would be the best of both worlds.
Children and the Norfolk?
The Norfolk Terrier is a very suitable dog for children who are mature enough to be considerate of pets and
treat them kindly.
As always, adult supervision is the best recommendation whenever children interact with
Appearance and Care
Red, Wheaten, Black/Tan, and Grizzle
The coat is double, wiry on the top and softer underneath.
Regular stripping is needed to maintain the coat in its beautiful natural state. If clippers
are used it will change the texture.
Weekly brushing should be done for maintenance to avoid mats along with regular attention
to ear cleaning, tooth brushing and nail cutting.
Seniors or Less Active Families
A great companion for seniors or the more sedentary life style, provided
long daily walks can be arranged to satisfy his high energy.
Small Dogs, Big Hearts: A Guide to Caring for Your Little Dog
The very latest information on the care of small dogs, as well as the safest, and fastest training methods for
little dogs. Includes the very important topics of housetraining to house manners.
Norfolk Terrier (KCB)
Comprehensive care information for all stages of the Norfolk's development. The guide also
covers breed history, characteristics, puppy selection, feeding, training, health care issues and behavior. Also includes advice about puppy-proofing the home,
preparing for the puppy, housetraining and potential puppy problems. Lots of color photos.