Norfolk Terrier Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Norfolk Terrier is that they are fearless, playful, independent, vocal, and thrive on human contact.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is excellent for children and is good with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 16 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 11 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to mitral valve disease, luxating patella, incorrect bite and hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult, as with any terrier breed. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo dweller. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner lives in a house with a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $1,200+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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