Norfolk Terrier Breed Summary
Independent, Out-Going, Intelligent and Confident
Norfolk Terriers are the smallest of all the Terrier Breeds and were named after the county that they were developed in, Norfolk! They were originally bred to hunt vermin but were also highly prized for going out hunting with their masters! Nowadays, they make fantastic companion pets.
They are very sweet looking and have very loving and friendly personalities - life is never boring with these guys around! They do have a very high prey drive which means they can't share a home with other small animals.
Fun Fact: Norfolk and the Norwich Terriers used to be classed as the same breed!
|Kennel Club Group||Terrier|
|Lifespan||12 - 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 9in - 10in|
|Weight||Males and Females 11lb - 12lb|
|Coat||Coats are Straight, Hard, Wiry and Close Lying|
|Color||Black & Tan, Grizzle, Red, Red Grizzle, Red Wheaten, Wheaten|
|Eye color||Dark or Dark Brown|
|Common health issues||Heart murmurs, Bladder Stones, Cataracts, Cleft Palate, Congenital Heart Problems, Corneal Ulcers, Crytorchidism/Monorchidism, Cushing's Disease, Epilepsy, Other heart issues, Hip Problems, Liver Shunts, Lumps & Bumps (benign), Lumps & Bumps (malignant), Luxating Patella, Demodex mange, Pancreatitis (Acute), Pancreatitis (Chronic), Retained Milk Teeth - which need to be surgically removed, Skin issues, Sudden Death of Unknown Origin, Luxating patellas|
These guys, true to their Terrier nature, are known to be a fairly feisty and determined little breed. They are bursting full of energy and absolutely love being involved in every aspect of home life. On top of this, they are very out-going and confident and absolutely love to be with their hoomans. This does mean that they are prone to developing separation anxiety if left alone for too long so need to live somewhere where at least one person will be home for most of the day. Their intelligence and love of hoomans does mean they are a good choice for first time owners, so long as you have the time to give to the breed - and can keep their loud voices under control! If well trained and socialized from a young age, these dogs have the potential to make a lovely family pets.