Norfolk Terriër - Pawsource

Norfolk Terriër


The Norfolk Terrier originated in England and was originally bred to hunt vermin such as rats and foxes. They descend from the Norwich Terrier, which also comes from England and has similar characteristics. Originally, Norwich Terriers and Norfolk Terriers were considered one breed, but in the 1960s they were recognized as two separate breeds.

Norfolk Terriers are small dogs, but they have a big personality and are courageous and tenacious. Due to their hunting instinct, they still have high energy levels and are active and enthusiastic.


The Norfolk Terrier makes an excellent companion for families and individuals looking for a small, lively dog. These dogs have a strong sense of loyalty and affection for their owners, but can sometimes be a little reserved around strangers.

Norfolk Terriers are smart and quick learners, but they can also be stubborn and have a mind of their own. They have high energy and need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy.


In general, the Norfolk Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. However, like all dog breeds, they have certain health issues that they can be prone to including hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and eye problems. It's important to buy a Norfolk Terrier from a reputable breeder who monitors the health of the dogs and tests for these conditions.


The Norfolk Terrier has a double coat that needs regular grooming. It is important to brush their coat at least once a week to prevent tangles and tangled hairs. They also need to be trimmed occasionally to keep their coat tidy.

Norfolk Terriers are active and need a lot of exercise. It's important to let them out every day to run and play. They can also benefit from regular exercise and social interaction with other dogs and people.

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