Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Norfolk Terrier

Contributor(s): Corkhill Ruth


General information

  • Descended from small red and black and tan terriers from East Anglia. Probably includes bloodlines from a variety of terriers, including Yorkshire Terrier and Irish Terrier.
  • Split from the Norwich Terrier Norwich Terrier in 1964 after years of disagreement over the two types of ear carriage (prick and drop ears).
  • Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are essentially the same breed except for the ear carriage (Norfolk terrier has drop ears).

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Read J The Norfolk Terrier. Joan Read. ISBN 0 9623 2610 0.


  • Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: