The Norfolk Terrier originated in the 1800’s in the country of Norfolk in England. They later got officially separated from the Norwich Terriers. Smallest of the working terriers, they were named the "Jones Terrier" in America in the early years of 20th century.
The Norfolk Terrier has a short, powerful body, strong legs, a fox like muzzle, big solid teeth, dark and emotive eyes, brisk whiskers and eyebrows, angular, dropped ears and a half-docked tail. The dog has a wiry, straight, medium-length, waterproof coat, which comes in a multitude of colors; red, wheaten, tan, black & tan, grizzle, sometimes interspersed with white markings. The average height of the breed ranges from 9 to10 inches and weighs 11 to12 pounds.
wheaten, red, black, tan and grizzle. Some white markings are seen in the breed but are not desirable in show dogs.
An extremely active, brave and affectionate dog, the Norfolk Terrier is easily trainable. They are lovable, behave well with children, are companionable and sociable with humans, and easily adapts to urban life. The dog won’t create any problems with other pets, but can be extremely difficult to housebreak. The Norfolk Terrier usually tends to get jealous, and quite often become expert hunting or racing dogs with enormous power of concentration. The dog loves to be in the company of children, if it’s made to socialize properly at an early age.
The major health problems that affect the Norfolk Terrier are Von Willebrand's disease and eye disorders.
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