Norfolk Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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The Norfolk Terrier originated in England. They are loveable and sturdy and are among the smallest Terriers in the working group. The Norfolk Terrier is an affectionate breed that does not exhibit a nervous or disagreeable nature. The Norfolk Terrier is closely related to the Norwich Terrier with the most noticeable difference being the shape of the ears.
The Norfolk Terrier is busy and curious. They are hardy and compact, fearless but not aggressive. They carry themselves with importance and self-confidence. They are gregarious, loyal, and in seemingly constant motion.
The Norfolk Terrier is always ready to play and loves children. They are generally good with other dogs and cats, but may view smaller pets as prey. In some cases they may exhibit jealousy. They are amiable companions who enjoy being in a family environment. They possess sensitivity and may be stubborn. The Norfolk Terrier is a relentless and tireless worker, full of spirit. They are good watchdogs that will bark to alert their family to danger or visitors.
The Norfolk Terrier requires daily brushing. They are a non-shedding breed and do not shed their coats naturally. Therefore, a professional grooming session to strip the coat twice a year is highly recommended. This allows the new weatherproof coat to come through which is an important feature of this breed. Norfolk Terriers highly prone to a genetic, life threatening heart abnormality. They are also susceptible to genetic eye problems, hip dysplasia, and patella luxation.
The Norfolk Terrier has a protective weatherproof coat that is harsh, broken, and wiry. The outer coat lies close and flat to the body. The undercoat is soft in texture. The colors of the coat include red, wheaten, black and tan. The Norfolk Terrier is non-shedding.
The Norfolk Terrier can be difficult to housetrain. Crate training is the preferred method. As with any Terrier breed, firmness, fairness, and consistency are the keys to success. They are quick learners who are eager to please. Norfolk Terriers are adept in the areas of learning and performing tricks, agility, and obedience.
The Norfolk Terrier loves adventure and play. They enjoy vigorous walks on a secure leash, a refreshing swim, or a short jog. They thrive on activity. Norfolk Terriers derive great pleasure from romping in a securely fenced yard with their family. If they are left alone outside for extended periods of time they will become bored and destructive. They can adapt to apartment living provided they are given sufficient exercise and stimulation.
11-12 lbs
9-10 inches
all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Norfolk Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Norfolk Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Norfolk Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Norfolk Terriers sold is $2,500.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Norfolk Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Norfolk Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Norfolk Terriers sold is $2,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,500.00
Average Price: $2,100.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 205 Norfolk Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Norfolk Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Norfolk Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Norfolk Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 205 Norfolk Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Rugby
  • 2. Ace
  • 3. Oly
  • 4. Diesel
  • 5. Emma
  • 6. Bear
  • 7. Henery
  • 8. Skippy
  • 9. Tex
  • 10. Tony
  • 11. Baby Girl
  • 12. Apollo
  • 13. Amelia
  • 14. Cindarella
  • 15. Buddy
  • 16. Cookie
  • 17. Dagwood
  • 18. Cujo
  • 19. Ellee
  • 20. Ginger

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Anonymous asked:
Do Norfolk Terriers enjoy taking trips in cars and on vacations?

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The Norfolk Terrier is a breed of dog that loves being with his / her owner. They enjoy being a part of the family and normally have no issues going along for the ride, whether it is to the park or on vacation. Making sure to properly socialize your puppy / dog to all the newness of traveling well before you leave for a big trip is very important. Also make sure that you have your dog up to date with any vaccinations that are needed where you live and where you are going; so that your dog is safe on your trip.

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How often do Norfolk Terriers shed, if they do at all? I'm looking at the Norfolk Terrier dog for me and sisters.



Norfolk Terriers usually shed very lightly.


They shed all the time. They need to be groomed by plucking their lighter colored undercoat a few times a year. We used shedding combs with the inset blades as a short cut in-between the grooming that costs about $80.00 if you can't do it yourself. It takes a long time to do the entire dog and they don't really like it. Early summer is the best time to pluck your Norfolk because their fur loosens from the skin a bit. Before you buy a Norfolk make sure the breeder does testing for heart problems in their breeding dogs. Enlarged hearts as they age are common in this breed and shortens their lifespan.

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i want a small dog that will go on long walks but will also snuggle up and watch TV with me. Is the Norfolk Terrier for me? If not what do you suggest?



Yes, the Norfolk Terrier sounds like a good dog for you.


If I take my Norfolk Terrier for a walk, I end up carrying her home. Not very athletic.


Have her heart checked for problems, that sounds like she might have an enlarged heart, Norfolks are very active and don't tire on long walks. Take my advice, I have owned 2 wonderful Norfolks from different breeders, both died from heart problems, one at 13 and the last at 11 1/2. I hope your little dog is OK, and don't let them get too fat. They gain weight easily, being overweight is dangerous for them. Good luck.

Anonymous asked:
I want to get a Norfolk Terrier but I need to know: Is this breed good with children? Will it get along with my Silky Terrier? How long can it be outside alone before it starts to dig? How do you care for the coat?

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The Norfolk Terrier is known to be good with children. But like any relationship between a dog and a child, the interactions should always be supervised. Children need to be taught to be respectful of dogs and puppies, while puppies and dogs need to be trained to be respectful of children. If the puppy grows up with the other dog and is well socialized, then normally there is no problem. The Norfolk Terrier loves to dig. The best thing to do is to get a sand box, or make one and have a designated digging area for your dog so you don't have to worry. Or, do not allow the dog outside free-range so that he/she can not dig where you don't want them too. A groomer can help you with the coat, but in general, a 10 minute brushing a day or every two days is good.

Anonymous asked:
I am thinking about getting a Norfolk Terrier, but do they get into kill mode with smaller animals?



A Terrier will be a Terrier. They were bred for hunting vermin, so you must remember that they have the natural instinct to go after smaller animals. But, if you socialize your dog to other animals and train him/her as a puppy, you can counteract those instincts and normally have no issues.


Norfolks are not good around pocket pets, like Hamsters, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. They will consider them prey, they were bred as ratters in the past. My Norfolks were very loving around my cats and other dogs big and small. But tiny animals may be in danger.


I have a Norfolk terrier he is now 3 years old. He has the greatest disposition of any dog I have owned. Great with my 11 grand children. He has never shown any aggression towards any person or dog. He loves greeting his dog friends on his daily walks. He was very easy to train and has never, even as a puppy had an accident in the house. Highly intelligent this dog learns your routines easily. He reads my wife and I like a book. If you reach for you coat and a plastic bag he is at the door for a walk. At supper time he will chirp and talk to us. We tell him “if you’re hungry get your plate.” He will promptly bring his plate and put it at your feet to be fed. He knows our grandchildren by name a recognizes them on a face time. Ask him if he wants to go to the country he is at the door jumping and barking. We have campground property about 50 miles away. If told “it’s time for bed” he starts up the stairs for the bedroom. Mention “peanut butter bone” he is parked by the kitchen pantry. Say “I don’t feel well” he is on the couch next to you with a lick. Alfie is the greatest dog he is loved by our neighbors always greets them with an intense tail wag. Like a terriers he likes to chase, so a rabbit or squirrel in the yard he will pull your arm out of the socket on the leash. I don’t trust him off it for fear he will chase and get hit by a car in our busy neighborhood. He will bark crazy at the ring doorbell until he knows who is at the door. In short we payed over 2700.00 for him as he is AKC registered, but worth every penny. I groom him myself and he loves a bath in the kitchen sink. If you like a lovable, small, sturdy, devoted friend go for this breed.

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Updated: 5/26/2022