Norfolk Terrier breed information

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The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the working Terriers. Prior to 1960, when it gained recognition as an independent breed, it was a variety of the Norwich Terrier, distinguished from the Norwich by its A Norfolk's typical breed temperament is happy, self-confident and spirited. Norfolks have the softest temperaments of the Terrier Group. They are described as fearless, but should not be aggressive despite being capable of defending themselves if need be. As companions in the home they love people and children and make great family pets. Norfolks are self confident, brave, affectionate and carry themselves with presence and importance, holding their heads and tails erect and high. A Norfolk that is shy, or carries its tail between its legs is untypical as is a dog that is hot tempered and aggressive with other dogs. The greatest punishment to a Norfolk is his human companion ignoring him. They may also get jealous. It has been known before. Their love for the family is unquestionable though.

Norfolk Terrier

Life expectancy: 12 - 14 Years
Color: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle
Eyes: small, dark and oval, with black rims
Coat type: Hard, wiry and straight.
Size: 9 to 10 inches
Health issues: Heart murmurs, back problems, genetic eye disorders.
Living conditions: Home with a fenced yard is the best, but he will adapt to an apartment if a daily walk is given.

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