Norfolk Terrier

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Norfolk Terrier

Overview

Fearless, alert, energetic, friendly Norfolk Terrier is also lively and charming. Assertive with no aggression these terriers unlike other various terriers generally can co-exists harmoniously with other dogs; however, it never is trustful in home that is with little animals, rodent and birds because it was bred to hunt smaller animals and its prey drive is extra-ordinary. It is mostly can do good with considerate children some of them also good with cats particularly when they are raised together from puppyhood. Most of them are not extensive barkers but can warn the owner by barking when someone unfamiliar approach to the door. It makes them good watchdog. These dogs are cute and loving and stay contented when exercised properly, if bored can destructive and dig and chew. Generally they love all. It is trainable but not easy to train and to be trained in slow manner. These dogs are slow learner but quick in house train. Norfolk Terriers are known as independent but willing to please dogs. The Norfolk Terriers are normally very loyal, dedicated, and steadfast dog that want to be a part of all activities takes place within family. Being an active hunting dog it will requires daily exercises and can get pleasure from jogging and walking. It will take as much as you will exercise them. It excels on agility, tracking, earth-dog tests and obedience as well. Endowed with great chasing instinct the Norfolk Terriers must be on-leash or in an enclose area otherwise they can chase squired and run right into traffic. They are escape artist and can skip easily if not enclosed carefully. Frames of Norfolk Terriers are hardy, thick and small covered by medium wiry coats coloring red, grizzle, and wheaten and black and tan colors. Norfolk terrier’s overall appearance is supple and pleasant. Norfolk Terriers are known as smallest terriers, the height of the Norfolk Terriers is 10 inches while weight is 10 to 12 pounds. Life expectancy of Norfolk Terrier normally 12 to 15 years. AKC recognized it in 1979.

Norfolk Terrier History

A Brittan breed, the Norfolk has considered Norwich Terrier breed for many decades, in 1964 the English Kennel Club recognized the drooping ear breed as Norfolk Terrier an Pricked ear as Norwich Terrier. Throughout the history it was used as vermin killer, comfy worker in alone or in packs in addition to barnyard ratter ability. It also was like to hunt foxes from the dens. In 1979 AKC recognized it as separate breed.

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Norfolk Terrier Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of Norfolk Terrier normally 12 to 15 years. Life expectancy of all living being is variable and so the said life expectancy may vary. Remember, God always knows better, how much time is allowed to a living being to stay on earth.

Norfolk Terrier Appearance

Frames of Norfolk Terriers are hardy, thick and small covered by medium wiry coats coloring red, grizzle, wheaten and black and tan colors. With wedged shaped muzzle the head of the breed is rather rounded. Eyes are dark while ears are V shaped dropping forward. Powerful necks with short back, robust little legs and high carried medium length tail. Norfolk Terrier’s overall appearance is supple and pleasant.

Norfolk Terrier Weight and Height

Norfolk Terriers are known as smallest terriers, the height of the Norfolk Terriers is 10 inches while weight is 10 to 12 pounds.

Norfolk Terrier Temperament

Fearless, alert, energetic, friendly Norfolk Terrier is also lively and charming. Assertive with no aggression these terriers unlike other various terriers generally can co-exists harmoniously with other dogs; however, it never is trustful in home that is with little animals, rodent and birds because it was bred to hunt smaller animals and its prey drive is extra-ordinary. It is mostly can do good with considerate children some of them also good with cats particularly when they are raised together from puppyhood. Most of them are not extensive barkers but can warn the owner by barking when someone unfamiliar approach to the door. It makes them good watchdog. These dogs are cute and loving and stay contented when exercised properly, if bored can destructive and dig and chew. Generally they love all. It is trainable but not easy to train and to be trained in slow manner. These dogs are slow learner but quick in house train. Norfolk Terriers are known as independent but willing to please dogs. The Norfolk Terriers are normally very loyal, dedicated, and steadfast dog that want to be a part of all activities takes place within family. Being an active hunting dog it will requires daily exercises and can get pleasure from jogging and walking. It will take as much as you will exercise them. It excels on agility, tracking, earth-dog tests and obedience as well. Endowed with great chasing instinct the Norfolk Terriers must be on-leash or in an enclose area otherwise they can chase squired and run right into traffic. They are escape artist and can skip easily if not enclosed carefully.

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Norfolk Terrier with children and other pets

Norfolk Terriers generally can treat frankly with considerate children and some of them can co-exist with cats particularly if raised together from early ages. It must be introduced and socialized well from puppy-hood. Generally wary of strangers but when a stranger becomes familiar it loves them.

Norfolk Terrier Care and Grooming

Medium length, shaggy, waterproof coat of Norfolk Terrier is comparatively easy to groom and it will need daily brushing, moreover, it requires little clipping. Bath only when it is necessary because the soap can remove its weather-proofing. It is low to no shedding breed; being hypoallergenic it is a good breed for those who are allergy suffers.

Norfolk Terrier Health Issues

Norfolk Terrier is generally considered as a healthy breed but some of them may prone to genetic eyes issues and back trouble as well.

Norfolk Terrier Training

Norfolk Terriers are not as easy to train as other breeds but it may quick in housetrain. It might learn commands but with a slow pace. It will require an extraordinary patient trainer because it is very slow in learning new commands. So Training of this breed is time consuming activity and needs a lot of patient. It is recommended for early socialization and obedience training while agility training is also good.

Norfolk Terrier Exercise

Norfolk Terriers may adjust in apartment living if provided with enough exercises. It is moderate active indoors and can do fine with no yard. These dogs were bred to work so they are energetic and can excel on an active life style, it may require to be taken on daily long walk. It may get pleasure from jogging, running for short distances. It will take as much as you will exercise them. It excels on agility, tracking, earth-dog tests and obedience as well. Endowed with great chasing instinct the Norfolk Terriers must be on-leash or in an enclose area otherwise they can chase squired and run right into traffic. They are escape artist and can skip easily if not enclosed carefully.

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Norfolk Terrier Recognition

It is recognized by CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR and ACA.

Norfolk Terrier Group

Terrier, AKC Terrier.

Norfolk Terrier litter size

Norwegian Elkhound’s litter size is 6 to 10 puppies.

Norfolk Terrier Good Names

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