The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the working terriers and was originally bred as a barn dog, to tackle the problem of vermin. Today this popular breed is a household companion, getting along well with both humans and other dogs. Year by year the Norfolk Terrier is growing in popularity due to its compact size, appealing appearance and temperament and the fact it is cheap to feed.
The coat of the Norfolk Terrier is wiry and can be in all different shades of red, wheaten or black and tan. The Norfolk Terrier’s coat should be hand stripped about twice a year to allow the new waterproof coat to come through. Regular nail clipping and teeth cleaning should be adopted by a responsible Norfolk Terrier owner to ensure the dog is kept in optimum health.
Norfolk Terriers are described as fearless, able to defend themselves if need be. However they are not aggressive, making them a desirable family pet. The Norfolk Terrier, along with the Norwich Terrier and Border Terriers, have the softest temperaments out of all the Terrier breeds.
The life expectancy of a Norfolk Terrier is between 12-16 years, with some living as long as 19 years. Norfolk Terriers have on average two puppies per litter and the demand for Norfolk Terrier puppies is far greater than the supply. This particular breed does not thrive in a kennel environment but likes company from both humans and other dogs.
Norfolk Terriers require daily exercise and many love water, especially a muddy puddle!
Orchard Cottage (BT)
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk
Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, you will find this super brick and flint detached house tucked away in a quiet backwater of this pretty 'Burnhams' village (once home to Admiral Lord Nelson) which enjoys very easy access to both the coast, rural North Norfolk and the chi chi neighbouring village of Burnham Market.
Jane's Cottage is the perfect bolthole at any time of year. A traditional 200-year-old flint faced cottage, situated in a quiet loke just off Blakeney quayside, it is ideal for couples or a small family looking for a coastal escape.
The Coach House (H)
The Coach House is a lovely spot for a family, small group of friends or couples to enjoy year round, whether you are looking for a weekend break, short stay or week's holiday. Peacefully nestled within Holt, a pretty, bustling Georgian market town bursting with charm and character and with an incredible array of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, you are only three miles inland from North Norfolk's stunning heritage coast.
Norwich and Norfolk Terriers are the smallest of the terrier breeds, standing at around 10 inches, 25cm. Originally bred to be ratters, they are today both more commonly companion breeds, with friendly dispositions.