meet theNorfolk Terrier


Training &Temperament

They are known for their ability to adapt to different situations, making the breed ideal for either the city or country lifestyle. They make affectionate and loyal companions and enjoy walks and spending time with their owners. The high-energy and prey-driven Norfolk poses a danger to small pets in the home, such as ferrets and hamsters. Because Norfolk are active dogs they need long walks or forms of daily exercise.

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Did You Know?

The Norfolk Terrier is a small, sturdy, alert, and fearless dog with sporting instincts and an even temperament.

Prior to 1979 the Norfolk Terrier was known as the Norwich Terrier with drop ears. In 1979, it became a separate breed and known as the Norfolk Terrier.

The Norfolk Terrier is a game and hardy little dog originally bred to go to ground after vermin and catch a fox.

Although Norfolk and Norwich Terriers share the same ancestry, there has been little interbreeding of ear types since ring competition resumed after World War II.

The Norfolk Terrier has drop ears.

In America the terrier authority William Ross Proctor suggested separate classes for each ear type in 1962; and this division was used in American Club sponsored shows and matches until 1979.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018
Grizzle 109
Red 140
Red Wheaten 156
Brown 061
Wheaten 224


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002