Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 2Small-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Norfolk and Norwich Terrier take their names, obviously, from the county and the city, though turning the clock back to the early and mid-1800s there was no such dis­tinction, this being just a general farm dog. Glen of Imaals, red Cairn Terriers and Dandie Dinmonts are among the breeds behind these East Anglian terriers and from the resultant red progeny emerged the pre­sent Norwich and Norfolk Terrier.
A typical short-legged terrier with a sound, compact body which has been used not only on fox and badger, but on rats as well. He has a delightful dis­position, is totally fearless but is not one to start a fight. As a worker he does not give up in the face of a fierce adversary underground, and his standard’s reference to the acceptability of ‘honourable scars from fair wear and tear’ is a good indication of the type of. The Norwich Terrier was accepted on the Kennel Club Breed Register in 1932, and were known as the drop-eared Norwich Terrier (now known as the Norfolk Terrier) and prick-eared Norwich Terrier. The breeds were separated in 1964 and the drop-eared variety gained the name Norfolk Terrier.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
One of the smallest of terriers. Low, keen dog, compact and strong, short back, good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and tear permissible.
KC
Small, low, keen dog, compact and strong, short back, good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and tear permissible.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
One of the smallest of terriers, a ‘demon’ for its size. Lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, hardy constitution.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
A “demon” for its size. Lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, hardy constitution; alert and fearless.
KC
Alert and fearless.

HEAD

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KC
Skull broad, only slightly rounded with good width between ears. Muzzle wedge-shaped and strong; length of muzzle about one-third less than measurement from occiput to bottom of well defined stop.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad, only slightly rounded, with good width between ears.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

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FCI
Wedge-shaped and strong; length of muzzle about one-third less than measurement from occiput to bottom of stop.
KC
Tight-lipped, strong jaw, teeth strong and rather large; perfect scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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FCI
Tight lipped.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong jaw, teeth strong and rather large; perfect, scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Oval-shaped, dark brown or black. Expression alert, keen and intelligent.
KC
Oval-shaped, dark brown or black. Expression alert, keen and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
Medium size, V-shaped, slightly rounded at tip, dropping forward close to cheek.
KC
Medium size, V-shaped, slightly rounded at tip, dropping forward close to cheek.

NECK

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FCI
Strong and of medium length.
KC
Strong and of medium length.

BODY

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FCI
Compact.
KC
Compact, short back, level topline, well sprung ribs.

Topline

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FCI
Level.

Back

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FCI
Short.

Chest

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FCI
Well sprung ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Docking of tail previously optional.
Docked: Medium docked, set level with topline and carried erect.
Undocked: Tail of moderate length to give a general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards the tip, as straight as possible, carried jauntily, not excessively gay.
KC
Docking of tail previously optional. (a) Medium docked, set level with topline and carried erect. (b) Tail of moderate length to give a general balance to the dog, thick at the root and tapering towards the tip, as straight as possible, carried jauntily, but not excessively gay.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Clean.
KC
Clean, well laid back shoulder blade, approximating in length to upper arm. Front legs short, powerful and straight.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back, approximately in length to upper arm.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Front legs short, powerful and straight.

FEET

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KC
Round with thick pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round with thick pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well muscled.
KC
Well muscled, good turn of stifle, hocks well let down and straight when viewed from rear; great propulsion.

Stifle

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FCI
Well turned.

HIND LEGS

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Rear pastern

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FCI
Hocks well let down and straight when viewed from rear; great propulsion.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
True, low and driving. Moving straight forward from shoulder. Good rear angulation showing great powers of propulsion. Hindlegs follow track of forelegs, moving smoothly from hips. Flexing well at stifle and hock. Topline remaining level.
KC
True, low and driving. Moving straight forward from shoulder. Good rear angulation showing great powers of propulsion. Hindlegs follow track of forelegs, moving smoothly from hips. Flexing well at stifle and hock. Topline remaining level.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Hard, wiry, straight, lying close to body. Longer and rougher on neck and shoulders. Hair on head and ears short and smooth, except for slight whiskers and eyebrows. Excessive trimming undesirable.
KC
Hard, wiry, straight, lying close to body. Longer and rougher on neck and shoulders. Hair on head and ears short and smooth, except for slight whiskers and eyebrows. Excessive trimming undesirable.

COLOUR

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FCI
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle. White marks or patches undesirable but permissible.
KC
All shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle. White marks or patches undesirable but permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height at withers 25 cms (10 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
Ideal height at the withers 25 cms.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.