Norfolk Terrier

You might call me the cutest little buzz saw around! I have an adorable face on a compact body, but I’m scrappy and stubborn, and I won’t shy away from anyone. I’m a rare breed in America, so be prepared to wait if you’d like a Norfolk in the family. For a terrier I’m quite affectionate and friendly, even toward other dogs, and I’m a fun playmate for kids. When not warming hearts I’m busy exploring, hunting, digging, and barking.

I’m very bright and easy to train, though I may opt for my own way at times. Still, I’m a good match for new dog owners. Being alone in an apartment won’t upset me, but be ready for action when you get home! A lively game or a brisk walk will meet my exercise needs. Don’t let me roam free; my curious nose can lead me to wander. Watch the treats, as I can get chubby.

I’m a strong little tyke at 9 to 10 pounds and 11 to 12 inches tall. My wiry, weather-resistant coat isn’t prone to shedding and may be red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle (random mix). I’m meant to have a bed-head look—no trimming for me! Brushing once or twice a week and occasional stripping of dead hairs is enough. Unlike most terriers I have floppy ears; please check them regularly for infection.

I’m an extremely healthy dog, with only minor risk of cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, and kneecap luxation. I should be happily tossing my toys around for 13 to 15 years or more.