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Norfolk Terrier: The "Perfect (but Cute) Demon"

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Norfolk Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier originated in the 1880s by the British who wanted barn dogs to rid their barns of vermin. The breed has also been used as pack dogs to chase away animals like foxes.

The Norfolk Terrier used to be considered the same variety as the Norwich Terrier. Although in 1979, the American Kennel Club (AKC) made the slight distinction to set these two breeds apart by how the ears appear. The Norfolk Terrier name was known on the basis of its "drop ears" (or folded ears) while the Norwich Terrier was called as such for its "prick ears".

The Norfolk Terrier has been called the "perfect demon" and the smallest of the working terriers. Yet its compact build and energy-filled demeanor make it an ideal dog for farmers and hunters that admire the breed's gameness, and ability to get through tight spaces and small openings.

Today, the Norfolk Terrier makes perfect household companion and family dog. Its adaptability to live comfortably in both city and country makes it the perfect dog for owners who wanted spending time with a spunky and good-natured breed.

The Norfolk Terrier has a wire-like and tough, weather resistant coat that come in red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle. The coat requires regular grooming, including brushing and stripping.


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