Norfolk Terrier Dog Breed

Norfolk Terriers


The Norwich Terrier was recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1932.Working terriers from Cambridge and other cities were used to develop this breed. In the early days there was a diversity in type, size, color, coat and ear carriage. When the Norwich breed standard was drawn up the drop ear and the prick ear terriers remained one breed. The English Kennel Club, in 1964, recognized them as two breeds - the drop ear variety as the Norfolk and the prick ear as the Norwich. The Norfolk Terrier is essentially a sporting terrier - not a Toy. Very alert and a good watchdog. An amusing dog with lovable characteristics. He is courageous, of high spirit, smart, very alert and a good watchdog.

A small but sturdy dog, He's good-natured, gregarious, a great companion and said to be good with children. Very affectionate and devoted. Needs a large apartment or house with a yard and daily exercise of at least one half an hour.

Coat types are medium, straight, wiry, rough. Colors, black with tan, orange, red, tan and sheds a little and needs grooming at least once a week.

Ideal height 10 inches at the withers. Ideal weight 10 - 12 pounds. Costs- averages to $15.00 a month.

Training Information

Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club (M)

Corres. Secretary, Heidi H. Evans, 158 Delaware Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

Breeder Contact, Mrs. Susan Ely, 85 Mountain Top Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924, (908) 766-3468


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