Eric Banks - Child turned Norfolk Terrier
The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the working Terriers. Prior to 1960, when it gained recognition as an independent breed, it was a variety of the Norwich Terrier, distinguished from the Norwich by its
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. Some may have limited white mixed within these colors.
This breed has a double coat - a harsh, wiry topcoat and a soft, warm undercoat. Ideally the coat should be combed and brushed daily. The coat is also considered to be shaggy and waterproof, as well as of medium-length. Norfolks are light shedders, although extra care should be taken when it sheds seasonally. Bathing should be limited and dry shampooing is more advisable; but only when necessary. The coat should be occasionally trimmed.
They are generally considered as a long-lived, hardy and healthy breed. Their long life expectancy can vouch for this fact. They have a low susceptibility to illness. To minimize the risk of your Norfolk developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Norfolk Terrier puppy from a reputable breeder.