NORFOLK TERRIER DOG

A natural Terrier, rustic and kind, with a rough coat, crispy, the Norfolk Terrier evokes people in the English country to call it “the perfect demon” at the field, with enough versatility to get underground after vermin, and always agreeing with its Norfolk countrymen. 
A small size working Terrier, medium sized ears in “V” shaped. Oval shaped eyes, well sunken, dark brown or black, express livelihood, candor and intelligence. It stands at 25 to 26 cm and weighs 5.5 to 6 kg. Due to its compact size, it has good bones and substance, and the appearance of a robust worker with free movement. Its coat is hard as protection, between 3 and 5 cm in length, with good undercoat. It has bristles at the head, ears and neck, and some at the limbs, but in general, it has a polished appearance. The head is slightly rounded and wide, with a wedge shaped muzzle and well marked stop. The neck is medium lengthed and strong; the chest is moderately deep; the tail is docked to give a balanced appearance; forelimbs well plumbed underneath, and strong and wide hindquarters; the hocks well let down and straight. The Norfolks exists in every red, wheat, black and tan or grayish tonality; the white spots are not desirable.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR     
The Norfolk Terrier’s ears fold forward and are described as expressive dropped ears. 
The Norfolk is a small, confident, rowdy Terrier that enjoys family life and children attention. It can play during hours, and is always willing to adapt to your schedule. It is ideal for living in a flat due to its reduced size. Digging and barking are the most common complaints. It learns quickly and enjoys training sessions. It is recommended to teach it early to keep its desire to gnaw and dig under control. The Norfolk puppies are extremely noisy and playful; they can even end their owner’s patience. For this reason, good obedience training and abundant exercise time are essential.
 
DEVELOPMENT    
The Norfolk Terrier usually has small litters, four or less. The average weight at birth is 140 g. The tail is docked (more or less at half) and the dew claws removed during the first week. The Norfolk grows and develops quickly. After eight weeks, the average size is a kilo and a half; after six months, 5 kg. The ideal weight for an adult is 6 kg. The maximum height is reached before a year. Adolescence is marked by the emerging of the adult rough hair. It requires “stripping” and more time dedicated to hair care. The Norfolk turns serious and balanced with maturity. 
 
HEALTH
The Norfolk baby has a temper and is curious. Usually it is a breed with excellent health, and finding a healthy puppy should not be a problem. 
 
If you are looking for a small Terrier breed, run for a Norfolk! There are many reasons to choose this small, dogmatic but kind Englishman. The people from Norfolk groups at shows. Go to an all breed show, and soon you will find a Norfolk litter. 
The Norfolk Terrier, as its cousin the Norwich Terrier, has excellent health and is not affected by serious hereditary diseases. Of the two breeds, the Norfolk is more natural, and for this it is less prone to health problems. These small Terriers burst with energy and vigor. They love to play outside, and can spend hours running around and digging. Due to their fearless character and strong hunting instincts they can easily get in trouble. Breeders name skin problems as the largest sanitary concern. Allergic reactions have been detected (even to parasite baths), and the owner should ensure an adequate diet (with essential fatty acids) and care for your dog’s hair. Hair care is quite simple once the “stripping” has been learned, and only a small amount of hair needs to be trimmed. The Norfolk can be more susceptible to ear infections than its raised ear cousins, and the owner should control the ears regularly before injury or irritations. The most important thing is to introduce it to grooming sessions early, since these independent Terriers can resist with strength. These dogs usually live beyond ten years.