Norfolk Terrier Breed

A drop eared, fearless, smallest of terriers

Norfolk Terrier Puppies for Sale

Norfolk Terrier Breed Description

Life Expectancy
8-14 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
3 to 5
Dogs: 10-12 pounds
Bitches: 8-11 pounds
Dogs: 10-12 inches
Bitches: 9-11 inches
Country of Origin
Great Britain
AKC Terriers
FCI Group III.: Terriers
TKC Terrier
Other Names
Norfolk Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the working Terriers.

Norfolk Terrier dog

Prior to 1960, when it gained recognition as an independent breed, it was a variety of the Norwich Terrier.


Norfolk Terrier dog

A Norfolk’s typical breed temperament is happy, self-confident and spirited. Norfolks have the softest temperaments of the Terrier Group. They are described as fearless, but should not be aggressive despite being capable of defending themselves if need be.

Norfolk Terrier dog

As companions in the home they love people and children and make great family pets. Norfolks are self confident, brave, affectionate and carry themselves with presence and importance, holding their heads and tails erect and high. A Norfolk that is shy, or carries its tail between its legs is untypical as is a dog that is hot tempered and aggressive with other dogs.

The greatest punishment to a Norfolk is his human companion ignoring him. They may also get jealous. It has been known before. Their love for the family is unquestionable though.


Norfolk Terrier colors

All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. Some may have limited white mixed within these colors.


Norfolk Terrier coat

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.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

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.

Living Environment

Their activity level is generally reflective of the pace of their environment. They have a medium energy level. This breed should not be kept to live outside since they thrive on human contact. If, however they live outdoors, they are natural hunters with a strong instinct to hunt for small vermin.

They do well in an apartment, if they get sufficient exercise. They are fairly active indoors, but it is not a problem if there is no yard, as long as they are taken on daily walks.

Living environment

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