Norfolk Terrier Puppies

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A loving family dog with a big personality

Norfolk Terriers are highly intelligent, very confident, and extremely brave. They hold themselves to a very high presence and always try to keep both their heads and tails up at all times. They can have pointed or dropped ears depending on genetics, and are easy to get along with.

Norfolk Terrier At a Glance

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Norfolk Terrier At a Glance

  • Size: 9"-10", 11-12 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: Hard outer coat with soft undercoat
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Dog Group: Terrier
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Norfolk Terrier Breed Guide

Learn More About Norfolk Terriers

  • Temperament

    Energetic, good with kids, and very loyal, the Norfolk Terrier is a great family dog. These are happy dogs that are very tough. Staying alert and always up for an adventure, the Norfolk Terrier is a small dog with lots of courage and a big personality.

  • Health

    These dogs can suffer from mitral valve disease, hip dysplasia, and incorrect bites.

  • Activity Level

    Norfolk Terriers have a decent amount of energy but tend not to get very far due to their small bodies and legs. However, these dogs love having a job and always have the energy to hunt and swim.

  • Grooming

    While these dogs don't have very dense fur, it can still grow out. Make sure to brush this breed daily to avoid knots.

  • Shedding

    These aren't heavy shedders, but occasional professional grooming or combing through their fur wouldn't hurt anything.

  • Appearance

    The Norfolk Terrier is very small and doesn't weigh much at all. These dogs have wiry fur and dropped or pointed ears. Their coats can be brown, wheaten, red, black, and tan.

  • History

    Norfolk Terriers are known for their courage and are amazing working dogs; as well as being some of the smallest dogs out there. They are normally put into barns and are used for pest control. These little dogs can get quite aggressive with their territory and will hunt anything as large as a rabbit. They are great for removing mice, moles, and other small rodents. They have often been known to chase away foxes and other larger mammals on occasion. Norfolk Terriers have a lot of confidence and aren't scared of larger animals or people. They have a good memory and you won't have a good disposition with people who cross them. Once you're on their good side, they will love you greatly as these dogs are pack animals. They love having others around them and can be quite social. Norfolk Terriers make for great guard dogs, and unlike most small dogs, aren't known to be ‘yappers.’ They love to watch out for prey and others on their territory, but won't bark at them. They are sooner to chase down their prey and bite rather than bark at them all night, making them perfect little silent watchdogs.