Colour: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle
Lifespan: 14 years
alert • good-natured • tenacious • courageous • independent • lively
Norfolk Terriers are similar to Norwich Terriers, but have folded ears, giving them a softer appearance. They are feisty little hunters, good watchdogs, responsive and loyal to their owners and usually friendly with strangers and other dogs, although proper socialization is essential.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats.
This terrier is alert and easily aroused, with a hard bite.
Medium. Enjoys rough-and-tumble play.
owners affectionate, loyal
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may chase cats unless raised with them
unfamiliar dogs friendly if well socialized
Active, easy-going owner who will provide plenty of play and exercise for this exuberant, independent little dog.
Coat needs hand-stripping or clipping twice a year.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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