Norfolk Terrier Personality traits and Temperament
Norfolk Terrier is a smallest of the working terriers. Their main characteristic is their refusal to be cowed or dominated. They are brave, loyal, emotional and obedient to their masters, also has great charm.
A Norfolk’s typical temperament is happy, spirited, and self-confident. They are fearless, but can be aggressive at times; they have the softest temperaments in the Terrier Group. This breed generally works in packs and easy to get along with other dogs.
As companions, they love people and do make good pets. They are robust, sturdy, and tend to be good with children and can be considered one of the best contenders for a family pet among all the fiery little Terriers. They are good with other dogs and even cats, but do not let them go unsupervised near rabbits, hamsters or any other smaller pets.
Their activity level is generally reflective of the pace of their environment. They can be barkers and may get very vocal unless not trained properly. They generally cohabit well with other household pets, but on outside, they are natural hunters with a strong prey drive.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
This breed has a typical wire-haired coat, with a double coat: a harsh, wiry topcoat and a soft, warm undercoat, which result is minimal shedding. His hair is longer and thicker around the neck, base of the ears and throat. On his head, the hair is short, but his eyebrows and whiskers are long.
Ideally, the coat is combed daily with a steel comb. Good combing once a week to remove the loose, dead hairs and prevent matting is very essential. Generally, the coat is hand stripped once in the fall and once in the spring, but the clipping or cutting ruins the coat’s colours and give a harsh texture. They can be washed with a dog shampoo when it’s dirty.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1500-$2500
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 8-14 YEARS
Weight: 11-12 pounds
Height: 9-10 inches
Colors: Red, Grizzle, Wheaten, Black & Tan.
How to Train this dog
Though, they belongs to terrier group, are easier to train. Being an intelligent dog, they keep upbeat with the keep training sessions. They will easily pass through basic obedience, agility or house breaking activities. They like to hunt and dig for small preys or vermin.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: This breed do not seem to suffer from any digestive problems so will eat any type of dog food, they are also and undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements and generally have a good appetite.
Health problems: This breed is generally sturdy, but skin and eye (cataracts, lens luxation and glaucoma) related problems are an issue. They also have other health problems such as mitral valve disease, luxating patella, and incorrect bites due to overshot or undershot jaws. This breed also have shallow hip sockets, therefore there is chance for hip dysplasia.
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Beagle as Gunner or Tyson if he is a male and Dixie or Jasmine if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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