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The Norfolk Terrier is one of the smallest of working terriers. Stocky and hardy, with a rough red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle coat, he has prick ears and a slightly foxy expression that looks on the world with a cheerful and confident attitude.
Norfolk Terriers do well with other animals and families and are the breed of choice when a small, friendly terrier is desired. Norwich have strong hunting instincts so must always be exercised on a leash.
The Norfolk Terrier originated in East Anglia, England and was developed as a barnyard ratter. Though they also did their fair share of work to flush the fox from its den, they were most cherished as a fun-loving family pet.
Norfolk are identical to the Norwich Terrier except the Norwich has a pricked ear.
The Norfolk Terrier by the Numbers
Size: no higher than 10 inches at the shoulder, about 12 lbs.
Coat Care: 5 – Medium; the coat requires regular grooming, including brushing and stripping.
Trainability: 6: can be more interested in having a good time than listening to his owners.
Energy level: 7 Despite their size, they are working terriers, with an energy to match.
Good with Children: 7 They are one of the few terriers that like kids.
Noise level: high -- 8 They can be noisy.
Low Shedding/hypoallergenic: 8 Norfolk shed very little and are hypoallergenic
To find a quality breeder, first read
What is a Responsible Breeder?
Then start your puppy search at the
Norfolk Terrier Club.
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