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Norfolk Terrier Information

Name Norfolk Terrier
Other Name Norfolk Terrier
Origin England, UK
Build Type Small
Life Cycle 12-15 years
Group Terrier
Character Spirited, Lovable, Cheerful, Lively, Companionable, Confident, Cute
Height Male:08-10 inches
Female: 08-10 inches
Weight Male:10-12 pounds
Female: 10-12 pound
Color Red, Wheaten, Black & Tan, Grizzle
Average price 2000 US$


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Hypoallergenic Yes

Norfolk Terrier


The Norfolk Terrier is a consolidated breed, proves equally capable of defending its masters at the provoking times and make them laugh joyously with full span of blitheness. Robust build raises its stamina and courage to adopt active lifestyle which makes the dog a prominent source of attraction for family. The bravery and confidence of this tiny breed is truly comparable with standard dogs. The Norfolk Terriers are admired as the natural hunters of vermin, never letting its quarries to espouse escape. Bullet speed chasers, these dogs are affectionate with children and quite managing to family pets but aggressive to strangers. The reverse part of this hunter is interesting which is known as “demon".

The terrier is somewhat close to Norwich terrier and differs in only dimensions; the Norfolk Terrier is a little smaller in height then in length, shaping in rectangle. Its built is small with short legs with solid filling, the angle of legs are well oriented making it to run rapidly. Slower pace but good approach and controlled placing make it alert physique. The weather borne and protective double coat finally results in hard with medium length of hairs either straight or curvy look. By the single instance, one can feel its cleverness, readiness and inquisitive nature.

The Norfolk terrier and Norwich terriers are said to be the same breed with a slight difference of ear types. Previously the breed was assumed as a single breed named Norwich terrier. Its origin is East Anglia, England. In 1964, the breed was subdivided and Norfolk terrier was recognized as distinguished breed. AKC decided Norfolk terriers with dropped ears and high rising ears as Norwich terrier in 1979. Another notable difference is of Norwich terrier’s rounded shape and the Norfolk terrier with some angular shape. Basically the breed is hunting dog especially to vermin. The dogs were also used to kill rats in barnyards and to bring foxes out of their dens during the fox hunting seasons, thereafter the hunters on horses packed with hounds were used to chase the indicated fox.


The Norfolk terriers are very dauntless and sturdy but petite breed. This breed hunts with confidence either alone or in the form of pack, therefore, are capable of working with other dogs quite well. This tricky hunter is curious to strangers, affords the opposition to threat while remains protective to family, initiates warning alarm to owner with intense of aggression till fight and bite unless addressed by master. The breed is easy to train.

Indoors, the dog is friendly to all family and polite to children. Farmyard is shared willingly to with other pets but after socialization, the terrier is keen to play with and remain touched towards owner. This breed is described as perfect watchdog with against toy-like mini structure.

The Norfolk terrier is company oriented family mate. It needs continuous attention and affection from the family members. Puppies of this breed tends to shy or timid to strangers which need early treatment, as true for all dogs housetrain and socialization in early period is necessary. Keep the exercise requirement of the dog to meet accordingly. The natural values of high spirit and self confidence are the elements to be retained in its true conditions, so, emphasize on training to make your selection perfect.

Owner Should Know

  1. Solid Training is mandatory as the Norfolk Terrier can be stubborn and difficult to housetrain.
  2. The breed is active in nature and need to be included in house hold activities.
  3. Don’t leave your terrier without leash in open yard, the chasing nature will tempt it and it will vigorously chase.
  4. The Norfolk terrier is bold but could get bored when left alone for a long time. It this time, they may be aggressive and violent.
  5. This terrier is fond of digging and would dig down the fence, base your fence at least one foot down.
  6. The dog will get fat if allowed to eat too much. Plan activities for exercise and ensure the energy is burnt.
  7. Seek reputed and trustworthy breeders to get healthy puppies. Never buy puppies from fake pet stores.
  8. Ensure puppies are clinically checked and are declared disease free.

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