The Norfolk Terrier is what’s considered a “big dog in a small package.” Alert, gregarious, and nimble, he’s a loyal companion with the heart of a working terrier.

Watch and learn about Norfolk Terrier dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Norfolk Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Norfolk Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs 9 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder 11 to 12 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Norfolk Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Norfolk Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Norfolk Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Norfolk Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

9 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

11 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

The Norfolk Terrier can be stubborn and difficult to housetrain. Crate training is highly recommended.Norfolks are energetic dogs who like a lot of activity so make sure he’s included in the household action as much as possible.Do not allow a Norfolk off leash in unsecured areas because you never know when his instinct to chase will kick in.The Norfolk is not yappy, but he will bark if he thinks something is amiss or if he’s bored.The Norfolk is passionate about digging. Fencing should be sunk one foot deep and checked regularly for escape holes.Some Norfolk Terriers become obese if fed too much and exercised too little. Do not indulge his desire for more food.Don’t expect to call a Norfolk breeder Tuesday and buy a puppy on Thursday. You may have to wait as long as a year for one.