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Norfolk Terrier Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in England. Norfolk Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Cub in the year 1979. They were used to hunt rats and also to scare away foxes in farms. They are strong and well-built dogs. They are short in size, but are very powerful when compared to their size. Their muzzle is constructed in the shape of a wedge. They have small hanging ears. Their feet are round and hardly padded. Their tail is medium in length, and is usually docked right after their birth. They are available in tan, red, black combinations, and sometimes they are also available with white markings in their coat. They are on among the smallest breeds in the terrier family. They are highly energetic and always active. They are very courageous and also brave. They are very obedient and keen to please their master. And hence they are also easy to handle. They are calm and also gentle with children, but they should not be left alone with kids, as they can be aggressive if they are hurt, even if it is unintentional. They are very affectionate towards their master and family. They can be protective at times, and might also become aggressive towards strangers at times. They should be properly socialized to avoid their aggressiveness towards strangers. The average height of Norfolk terrier is 25 cm and the average weight of this breed is 4 kg to 6 kg. This breed is the smallest dog in the terrier family. They can live comfortably in an apartment, as long as they are properly exercised. They should be taken out for walks regularly. They are very active, and hence they should not be bored. If bored, this little dog can be very destructive. They are very easy to groom. They should be brushed daily in order to avoid matting of their hair. Their ears and eyes should be checked for any signs of infections. Their body should be wiped out with a wet cloth, to remove dirt and dust from their coat. This breed is prone to eye infections, but other than that, this breed is very healthy. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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