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Norfolk Terrier- Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Norfolk Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Norfolk Terrier

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in: 1979
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Size: Small
  • Energy: High
  • Recommended Crate Size: 24" dog crate*

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The Norfolk Terrier is categorized in the smallest terrier group. It came to the world to hunt vermin, but years ago people believed having the Norfolk Terrier at home as a companion was preferable. It is a charming, cute, feisty and active dog. It is considered an intelligent dog breed.


The Norfolk Terrier appeared during the 1800’s when it was used by farmer families to control the farm. Over 100 years, these little dogs came to manage the vermin populations and it became known as a good ratter for farms. This breed has drooped ears. It is the 134th most popular dog breed in America.


The Norfolk Terrier has short legs and a strong body, even though the dog is small. It has a round head and wide eyes. These beautiful dog eyes can be black and dark brown. The Norfolk Terrier has solid jaws that can act like scissors. 


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to small-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available. Feed twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. 


The Norfolk Terrier has longer hair that coats its neck, shoulders, and legs. Brushing maintenance is needed to prevent it from developing problematic skin. Extra grooming in Spring and Autumn will coincide with shedding seasons. Besides that, the Norfolk Terrier needs regular ear cleaning and teeth brushing.


The Norfolk Terrier is known as a high energy, intelligent dog. It is important to provide them with daily exercise in order to keep it happy. Take 40-60 minutes per day to get exercise. Ideal activities include walking, jogging, and playing catch.

Pet Crate Size

Are you looking the correct size for Norfolk Terrier crate? The recommended standard is a 24 inch dog crate*.

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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