Prior to gaining recognition as an independent breed in 1960, it was a variety of theNorwich Terrier, distinguished from the "prick eared" Norwich by its "drop ears" (or folded ears). Together, the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are the smallest of the working terriers.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/84ZgSlGcbSo):
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Great Britain
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
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Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Health Surveys / Reports
UK: Norfolk Terrier Club UK 2015 Health Report published at http://www.norfolkterrierclub.co.uk/pdf/2015healthreport.pdf
2015 health report -- Norfolk Terrier Club of Great Britain.pdf (internal link)
OFA / CHIC
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
US: The Norfolk Terrier Club: http://www.norfolkterrierclub.org/
UK: The Norfolk Terrier Club: http://www.norfolkterrierclub.co.uk