Norfolk Terrier Dog Breed Info

Country of origin:

Great Britain

Male 10-12 pounds (4.5–5.5 kg)
Female 10-12 pounds (4.5–5.5 kg)

Male 10 inches (25 cm)
Female 10 inches (25 cm)

Double coat (wiry top coat and soft downy undercoat).

Coat Colors:
Shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle.

Life span:
12 – 15 years.

Health Issues:
Back problems, genetic eye diseases.

Dog Breed Info

The Norfolk Terrier is active, courageous, sociable and the smallest of all terriers. He works in groups with other dogs , so he gets along well with them. This breed is not very common in the United States and they are hard to adapt because their broods are small.


Despite being the smallest among the terriers, the Norfolk is very strong. He needs to exercise so he can canalize his energy ; otherwise, he will start to bark and dig hole, if you leave him in the patio.

When you take him out on a walk, always put his leash on because his hunting instinct may cause him to flee. You should be ready for such commitment for many years because he is a healthy dog who may live by your side for many years.