Norfolk Terrier

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The Norfolk Terrier was originally developed in England in the 19th century and was mostly used as a working dog as well as a hunter. The average height of a Norfolk Terrier is 9 inches to 10 inches weighing about 11 to 12 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.


Originally developed in England to be a working dog the Norfolk Terrier is considered a big dog in a small package. He is very active, energetic, alert, feisty, fearless, charming and highly sociable. He enjoys being in the center of attention and Is very devoted to his owner and his family. The Norfolk Terrier loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Norfolk Terrier is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Basic dog training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want an obedient dog.

Norfolk Terrier Training:

The Norfolk Terrier can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.

 Norfolk Terrier Shedding:

Shedding should not concern you at all if you plan to buy this type of dog breed. In fact you will never find a hair in your house because the Norfolk Terrier is not a type of dog breed that sheds hair.

 Norfolk Terrier Grooming:

The Norfolk Terrier, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Norfolk Terrier History:

The Norfolk Terrier was originally developed in Norfolk, England in the 19th century to be a farm worker and hunt dog in the same time. He was developed by crossing several dog breeds such as the Border Terrier, the Cairn Terrier and the Irish Terrier.

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