Norfolk Terrier

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Norfolk Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Great Britain
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: 23 – 25 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Weight: 5 – 5,4 kg (Adult)
Color: Black & Tan, Red, Wheaten, Grizzle
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Self-confidence, Fearless, Companionable, Happy, Spirited, Lovable
Litter Size: 2 - 5 puppies
Health Problems: Norfolks do have incidences of mitral valve disease, luxating patellas, and incorrect bites (where the teeth do not align with the breed standard, i.e. overshot or undershot).

Brief info: This lovable little dog is among the smallest of the working terriers. It has a short, strong, sturdy body with strongly boned legs and a fox like muzzle with large solid teeth. The eyes are dark and expressive.

The ears are hanging and tight to the cheeks. The tail is docked by half. Their coats are wiry and straight and come in red, wheaten, tan, black & tan, grizzle, and occasionally with white markings. The faces sport jaunty whiskers and eyebrows.