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"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 2013 - Spring PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy White   
Sunday, 14 July 2013 17:32

Hi All,

Welcome everyone to the first e-mail version of our Norfolk Natter! The Norfolk Club of Canada is now moving forward and taking full advantage of this wonderful technological age and all it has to offer!

The Norfolk Terrier Club of Canada held a very successful National Specialty at Erie Shores Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday June 8, 2013.

There were 13 Norfolk Terriers in attendance. Our renowned and well-respected judge, Peter Green, definitely was the biggest influence in drawing the highest number of entries we have had for our NTCC Specialty in many years! Congratulations to all the winners! We hope everyone had a great time proudly showing off their wonderful Norfolk!

Thank you to all those who generously contributed prizes and their time to ensure our Specialty was a success: Chris Borowka, Peter and Linda Dowdle, Joan Eckert, Kim Hurd, Lee Goodfellow, Barb Palmer, Cheryl Sams, Brenda Sousa and Judy White.

I apologize for the lateness of this issue but it was important to ensure all Specialty participants were able to provide photographs of their impressive wins.

It all took time to co-ordinate.

As we head into the hot summer months please be mindful of how important it is to keep our Norfolk cool and comfortable.


Enjoy the Summer!

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