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Norfolk Terrier

A comprehensive guide to Norfolk Terriers.

Life Expectancy
typically 11+ years
Medium length with low shedding

How to pronounce Norfolk Terrier: naw·fuhk teh·ree·uh 

Norfolk Terriers are small, moderately active dogs originating from England. Their wiry, double coats can be any colour, but are usually red, black and tan, or wheaten.  

From digging and chasing, to playing and snoozing. Natural dog behaviours aren’t breed-specific. But with each pooch comes their own loveable quirks, as well as some important things to consider.  

If you’re thinking about giving a Norfolk Terrier a forever home, here are some key facts that might help your decision. 

Caring for Norfolk Terriers

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Norfolk Terrier. 

Health issues

Before giving a Norfolk Terrier a forever home, consider any possible health issues. Not every dog experiences them, but it’s important to be prepared.

For more advice on potential health issues for Norfolk Terr...

How much food does a Norfolk Terrier need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Norfolk Terrier needs. This will depend on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

The information on dog fo...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Norfolk Terrier need?

Norfolk Terriers are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, ...

How much grooming does a Norfolk Terrier need?

Norfolk Terriers shed very little. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This will make grooming more enjoyable for everyone and ensure a positive experience ...

What crate size do you need for a Norfolk Terrier?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • wag their tail.  
  • ...

Norfolk Terrier behaviour and training 

Even if you think you know about Norfolk Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality. 

What's the temperament of a Norfolk Terrier?

Like us, every furball has their own unique personality shaped by their experiences. This means that different Norfolk Terriers have varying temperaments.

As dogs grow, they learn all about the world. They figur...

Are Norfolk Terriers easy to train?

Any dog can be taught new tricks, whatever their breed. It’s all about positive learning. Find out what motivates your dog, whether that’s treats, toys or praise. You can use this as a reward throughout training to ma...

Are Norfolk Terriers good with children?

Every dog has a different personality shaped by their life experiences. They develop likes and dislikes as they grow, and react differently to situations.

However, some ways of respecting and behaving safely aro...

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