Norfolk Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier is very similar to Norwich Terriers with the only difference being that they have folded ears giving them a softer appearance.

These small dogs are well known for making good watchdogs and are loyal to their owners and friendly around other unknown dogs.

Norfolk Terrier Facts

Norfolk Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 24-25 cm (9.5-10 in)

Weight: 5-5.5 kg (11-12 lb)

Coat: Wiry, hard and straight of medium length

Colour: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle

Lifespan: 14 years

Special Characteristics

As you would expect being a terrier they are easily aroused and are alert little dogs. They are described as being good-natured, tenacious, courageous, independent and lively.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love a tough hard play session and are considered to have medium exercise requirements. Two good walks each day will keep this breed of dog happy.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are loyal towards their owners and very affectionate.

Children: Usually good around children, particularly if raised with them.

Other Pets: They have high prey and chase instincts, they may cause harm to small pets and will chase cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: Are normally friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are usually friendly towards other unknown dog breeds if well socialised from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

Their tough coat needs hand-stripping or clipping twice a year. Are known to chase cats and other small animals, if you have them then it might be wise to stay away from this breed.

Health Risks

Just three health risks to take note of with this small dog breed including; patellar luxation, heart defects and epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

An easy-going owner will be best suited to the Norfolk Terrier who is active and has plenty of time available for play and exercise. Should not have small pets or cats in the house, this could well pose a problem.

More Photos

Norfolk Terrier with wheaten fur coat Norfolk Terrier with black and tan fur coat

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