Dog Breed Profiles

Norfolk Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, vermin hunter. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle 
Coat
Hard, wiry and straight. 
Exercise Needs
Enjoys activity and should be given the opportunity for free play, walks on a leash and the opportunity to dig as they are natur 
Temperament
The Norfolk Terrier is outgoing, appealing and clever. He is also a feisty, busy and curious dog. 
Good with Children
Good with children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Regular brushing of his shaggy medium, length water proof coat. Take extra care when shedding. Minimal clipping is required. Bat 
Average Size - Male (in)
9 - 10 
Average Size - Female (in)
Slighlty Smaller 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
11 - 12 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
11 - 12 
Health Issues
Heart murmurs, back problems, genetic eye disorders.v
Living Conditions
Home with a fenced yard is the best, but he will adapt to an apartment if a daily walk is given. 

Breed Description

Expressive dropped ears, game and hardy, he is active and compact, free-moving with good substance and bone. A natural, weather-resistant coat and short legs, he is perfect in the field. He has an affectionate personality with a passion for digging. Playful, he enjoys playing catch, hiking in the woods or burrowing after little critters. The Norfolk Terrier is a cousin to the Norwich Terrier and is similar except his ears are rounded instead of pricked. Bred in Cambridge, Market Harborough and Norwich in the early twentieth century he was mainly used as a hunter of vermin. He was a mixture of gypsy's dogs that were crossed with weaver's pets.

Breed Infobits

The Norfolk Terrier may be only small in stature, but it is very large in spirit.

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