These sturdy and compact little dogs are one of the smallest terrier breeds in the world. Norfolk Terriers make loving companions and family dogs. They like to cuddle, play chase and dig in the garden…and may even re-landscape your garden for some entertainment. But they are also fearless, especially when it comes to eradicating rodents from your home. They will dig them out of any hole they might hide in!
Norfolk Terriers were bred as a variety of the Norwich Terrier, and have a slightly different temperament. Their looks, however, are almost the same, with just their ears being different (the Norfolk Terrier has drop ears while the Norwich Terrier’s are erect).
Norfolk Terriers won’t care what you do as long as they can be part of your day-to-day activities. The more variety these outings have the more they will enjoy it. They are not keen on routine and truly enjoy new adventures. Taking them on holidays is easy as they simply adapt to their new environment as long as you are there.
These little dogs enjoy running and if they find a dog at the park to play chase with, they will go until they eventually collapse from exhaustion!
Don’t underestimate their sharpness and intelligence. Teaching them new things is easy, and they retain things well. Norfolk Terriers have been known to outsmart their owners and wrap them around their little paws! You will be smitten by their charm and won’t notice that you are suddenly getting trained by your dog.
Their coats are easy to look after, and it is recommended to trim the coat twice a year and just brush off dead hair once in a while.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|