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Introduction to the Norfolk Terriers
The breed originally evolved with the Norwich Terrier as one single breed. Over time the prick eared and drop eared sub-classes split into into two separate breeds. The prick eared are the Norwich and the drop eared are the Norfolk Terriers. See our breed history page for more information on this.
Norfolk Terriers are small dogs with large personalities. Originally bred for ridding farms of vermin the Norfolk is a fearless, loyal, and affectionate dog. They are adaptive, hardy, and generally healthy. Norfolks are playful and puppy-like throughout their life easily living 13-15 years.
Norfolks are charmers. They often pose with a front leg up off the ground and have irresistible expressions that can melt your heart. They can be mischievous at times but will earn forgiveness quickly with their charming personality. Some Norfolks will "talk" to you in a low rolling gargle sounds. Interestingly they only seem to do this with human companions and not fellow Norfolks. More common as puppies, although the majority of our Norfolks do this throughout their life.
Norfolks are great companions for young children. Remember to always supervise young children with any dog.