Welcome to the Norfolk Terrier Club of Canada PDF Print E-mail

"The ancestors of today's Norfolk Terriers originated in England. There, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, breeders bred and sold small, harsh-coated, red terriers to Cambridge University students to rid their dorms of rats, and to local horsemen to work as barnyard ratters and fox bolters. The breed was officially recognized as Norwich Terriers in England in 1932 and in America in 1936.

Originally registered as Norwich - Prick Ear or Drop Ear, the two ear types became separate breeds in England in 1964 and in America in 1979. Prick ears retained the name Norwich, while drop ears became Norfolk Terriers.

Norfolks are the smallest members of the AKC Terrier Group, measuring 10" at the withers and weighing 11-12 pounds. Ear carriage is the most obvious physical difference between the breeds. Norfolk ears are small and neatly dropped.  This breed is exceptionally gregarious and people-oriented. Norfolk  Terriers also enjoy earthdog, agility and obedience work, and have earned many AKC titles in these events." Adapted from Westminster Dog Show 2011

"The Norfolk Terrier is a strong, sturdy, short little dog. The head is slightly rounded, wide with a good amount of space between the ears. The wedge shaped muzzle is strong, with a well-defined stop. The small, oval shaped eyes are dark in color. The ears are small, hanging tight to the cheeks." - Dog Info.com

"One of the smallest working terriers, the Norfolk Terrier is active, compact and hardy, considered to be the "perfect demon" in the field. Farmers and hunters admire the breed’s gameness, loyalty and great charm. Known for his drop ears, the Norfolk Terrier has a wiry, weather resistant coat that can be red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle." - American Kennel Club

The present day Norfolk is still an ardent ratter. This breed retains all its prey-driven hunting instincts, but the emphasis has changed from the ideal of being 'game' and a 'demon in the field' to being a sweet natured, affectionate companion - but still a terrier.


Norfolk Natter Newsletter 2014 - Fall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy White   
Sunday, 14 July 2013 17:32



Hello Everyone

I hope you all have had an enjoyable fall and are ready for what promises to be another challenging winter. Keep those little dogs safe and warm!

As you know this is an election year for our executive. I am pleased to announce nominations were sent in and vacancies have been filled, with all positions being acclaimed.

This is our new executive for 2015 & 2016:

PRESIDENT –    Linda Dowdle

VICE PRESIDENT – Sarah Paquette


TREASURER – Chris Borowka

DIRECTORS      Rhoda Holder – Quebec

Sally Harrington-Philippo – Quebec

Mark Paquette – Ontario

Judy White – Ontario

Terry Carter – Alberta

Nilda Dorini - British Columbia

Jeff Nesbitt will continue as webmaster of our site and I will continue as Editor of the Natter.

On the conformation front, Clive Davies has agreed to look after Specialties and Boosters and Lesley Walter will look after the duties of Trophy Chair.

Thank you to all those who have supported the NTCC for the past two years. The time and effort contributed by our volunteers ensures the continued survival and success of this club dedicated to our precious Norfolk breed.

Our National Specialty for 2015 will once again be held in conjunction with the Erie Shores Kennel Club. Our judge will be Michael Dougherty, from California. We will also be holding a Booster there.

Any suggestions for a Regional Specialty and Boosters would be appreciated. We also would like to have a Fun Day next summer and need volunteers to support and organize the event.

You will notice that members have generously contributed articles and photographs to this issue of the Natter. Please consider sharing your Norfolk experiences with our readership.

Happy holidays to all!           Linda Dowdle

Linda Dowdle – President and Natter Editor


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