Norfolk terrier

Norfolk Terrier

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Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 3
  • Training: 6
  • Size: 1
  • Mind: 3
  • Security: 9
  • Relations with children: 9
  • Dexterity: 5
  • Shedding: 1


Norfolk Terriers were bred in 1880 in England. The breed is very similar to a norwich terrier, the main difference is in the shape of the ears. They were recognized by different breeds in 1964. This is one of the smallest working terriers and they were used to hunt rats and foxes.


Small in size dog, with strong legs and short, strong body. She has a wide and rounded head, with a strong, trapezoidal muzzle. The eyes are small, ovoid and dark. The ears hanging, slightly rounded at the end. The tail is short and straight. The hair on the head and ears is shorter than on the rest of the body. Eyebrows and a mustache of medium length. Wool of wheat, black and tan, gray colors, and can also have all shades of red.

  • Norfolk Terrier can be stubborn and it can be difficult to educate. Obedience training is highly recommended.
  • Norfolk energetic dogs that love a lot of activity, therefore, they need an active host.
  • Norfolk do not like to bark, but will do it if something is not in okay or if they’re bored.



Norfolk Terrier is curious, hardy, fearless, not aggressive. They behave with importance and self-confidence. They are sociable and faithful.


Norfolk Terrier is always ready to play and loves children. He like usually gets along well with other dogs and cats, but can to see prey in little pets. In some cases they can be jealous. They are kind comrades who love to be in a family environment. They are sensitive and can be stubborn. They are good watch dogs that will bark to warn your family of danger or visitors.


The dog learns quite easily and no special problems will appear in learning. Training should be well balanced without being harsh and cruel. He loves walking.

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The shaggy, untidy appearance of Norfolk is part of its appearance. It requires some care. His coat should be cleaned and brush once or twice a week, nails should be regularly trimmed, ears need to be cleaned or checked weekly.


It can easily adapt to the proposed living conditions. Needs socialization and training.

Needs at least 20 to 30 minutes of vigorous walking or games every day.

Common diseases

Norfolk Terrier is usually a healthy dog, but may be susceptible to certain diseases:

  • hip dysplasia;
  • dislocation of the patella;
  • sensitivity to vaccination.


Today it is rarely used for hunting small animals, and more like a companion dog.

Breed Information

A country England
Life span 12-15 years old
Height Males: 23-25 cm Bitches: 23-25 cm
Weight Males: 5-6 kg Bitches: 5-6 kg
Long wool average
Colour all shades of red, wheat, black and tan or gray
Price 1200 – 2800 $

Breed photo

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