Non-sporting Breeds

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 10 in (25.5cm)
Weight: 11-12 lb (5-5.5kg)
Coat: Hard, wiry, and straight
Color: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle; white marks and patches undesirable but permissible

This breed was once classified with, and known as, the Norwich Terrier. The drop-eared Norfolk Terrier and the prick-eared Norwich Terrier originated in the East Anglian area of England. Both dogs were known as Norwich Terriers from as early as the 1880s. They were probably a mixture of Cairn, Border, and Irish Terriers, and their litters contained both prick-eared and drop-eared varieties. The only difference between the Norfolk and Norwich today is still their ears. A sociable dog, this hardy, lovable terrier is alert and fearless, but it is good with children, has an equable temperament, and makes a fine pet for those prepared to exercise it. It enjoys a day's rabbiting, and honorable scars are not a drawback in the show ring. It requires daily brushing, and some trimming is all the preparation that is needed for exhibition.
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