Dogs 101 - Norfolk Terrier - Top Dog Facts About the Norfolk Terrier
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Originally raised as a hunter of small animals just like rats and foxes, the Norfolk Terrier shares its origin with the Norwich Terrier. Their names are related to their hometown, the city of Norwich in the county of Norfolk, located just north of London. Recognized for many years by a single name, they were finally separated into two different breeds by the Kennel Club of England and later by the American Kennel Club due to the shape of their ears, straights and falls.
Time for some Ruff Trivia: Although the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are very similar, in what year were they separated into two different breeds?
A: 1962 B: 1979 C: 1985
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The Norfolk Terrier is known for been the smallest working terriers, standing no higher than 10 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 11 to 12 pounds. Strong, muscular and compact, this dog has expressive dropped ears, dark brown or black oval eyes and a hard coat, rough, short, ready, straight and completely attached to the body, with shades of red, black, fire, wheat or grayish. Grooming: A brushing two or three times a week can prevent not only tangles in the coat and will remove dead hair that accumulates on the furniture and clothes, but will also help make it feel less rough. The occasional bath and the frequent cleaning of ears, nails and teeth should be enough to avoid future diseases. Check out BrooklynsCorner.com for more on puppy and dog coat care Temperamet: Intelligent, active and a bit stubborn, the Norfolk Terrier values the time with his human family. They’re grateful, playful, affectionate and friendly dogs, becoming the perfect pet for children. Training: Even if he’s a stubborn dog, he’s also very intelligent and obedient, highly facilitating his education. The Norfolk Terrier is very sensitive, independent, loves to learn and please its owner, for this reason his training must be positive, patient, loving and very fun. Get some basic obedience training tips here in BrooklynsCorner.com
Health: The Norfolk Terrier is generally a healthy dog. However, like all breeds, he’s prone to some disease just like, mitral valve disease, canine hip dysplasia, patella luxation and sensitivity to vaccination.
Portable, adaptable and good for everything, the Norfolk Terrier is an excellent watchdog, playful, charming, intelligent, fighter and active. With an independent, friendly and very brave personality, this small dog is the perfect pet for all those people willing to dedicate hours of play, company and unconditional love with him.
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