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Norfolk Terrier

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Working terrier.

AKC recognized: 1979
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: 11 to 12 lbs
Size: Height: 9 to 10 inches
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Color: All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle, with or with out dark points.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Norfolk Terrier is alert, gregarious, charming, hardy, fearless, affectionate, and loyal. They are one of the smallest working terriers. They have a weather-resistant double coat and are versatile in the field. They love people and generally get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized with them. However, they do have a strong prey drive for small vermin, especially outdoors, and should be supervised closely around pet rodents.

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Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good with cats? Yes

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Energy/Activity Level: Moderate

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, earthdog, rally, flyball

Grooming requirement: The double coat should be combed once a week to prevent matting and remove any loose hair. Hand strip twice a year. Bathe as needed.

Known health problems: Patellar luxation, mitral valve disease, orthodontic problems, hip dysplasia.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Norfolk Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Muriel P. Lee and Michael Trafford
Published in 2006
155 pages

Norfolk Terrier (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Anna Katherine Nicholas
Published in 1997
93 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Norfolk Terrier Club
American Norfolk Terrier Association
Wikipedia breed information page
Norfolk Terrier Club Rescue

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