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Norfolk Terrier
A Cousin Of the Norwich
And Just As Cute!

The Norfolk Terrier is very similar in appearance to its cousin, the Norwich Terrier and originally had the same name.

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.

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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

norfolk terrier wearing a coat and standing in the grass 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 any pet.

Appearance and Care

Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 11-12 lbs.
Color variations: 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.

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Book Recommendation

Small Dogs, Big Hearts: A Guide to Caring for Your Little Dog
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 owner reference book 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.

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