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Norfolk Terrier





If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
- George Bernard Shaw

Norfolk Terrier puppy

Ch Dralion's Sweet Inspiration as a puppy

Norfolk Terrier adult
Ch Dralionís Sweet Inspiration
"Little Hazel"

As his name suggests, the Norfolk Terrier is a native breed of Norfolk, England. It is believed he developed from crossing various small breeds of terriers. 

At first, the Norfolk Terrier was simply considered to be the drop-eared variety of Norwich Terrier. Both the prick-eared and drop-eared types were interbred. However, this caused some problems with ear development and over time, only prick-eared dogs were bred to prick-eared dogs and similarly drop-eared to drop-eared. 

In 1964 the two types were separated into Norwich Terriers (prick ears) and Norfolk Terriers (drop ears).  

The Norfolk Terrier was originally bred as a farm dog and hunter of small vermin such as rats.

His weather-resistant coat is hard and wiry and comes in all shades of red, red-wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. Lying close to the body, the coat is generally longer and rougher on the head and shoulders. Although he stands just 10 inches high at the shoulder, he is a fearless little dog and makes a good watchdog, always announcing the presence of strangers.

Active and compact, Norfolk Terriers have the feisty personality of all terriers. They are alert, curious, and hardy little dogs who love being outdoors. Like their cousins, Norfolk Terriers have lovable dispositions and get along well with other dogs and children. They are affectionate, playful, and outgoing dogs with the terrier passion for digging! 

Norfolk Terriers are clever and learn quickly. Early obedience and socialization is a good idea. Although their size makes them suited for almost any accommodation, they are busy, active, little dogs, who need regular exercise. They are wonderful companions, perfect for the active hiker. 


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Peter and Linda Dowdle, Dralion Reg'd

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Nilda Dorini
7871 Willowfield Drive
Richmond, BC  V7C 4S8
(604) 277-0436




Dr. and Mrs. Gary Carter
Box 2, Site 23, RR#8
Calgary, AB   T2J 2T9
(403) 931-2227

Some Buddy Perm Reg'd




Peter and Linda Dowdle
474237 County Road 11
Amaranth, ON  L9W 0R4
(519) 938-8663

Dralion Reg'd


Clive Davies

Silver Spoon Manor

RR#2, Tottenham, ON  L0G 1W0

(905) 936-2879






Did you know?

Norfolk Terriers were 
first known as 
the Cantab Terrier
because it became fashionable for students
at Cambridge University in England to keep them in their rooms. 



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