Norfolk Terrier Dog
Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Norfolk Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for Norfolk Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Norfolk Terrier Dog is a dog variety that hails from the Great Britain. The Norwichand Norfolk and Terriers used at one time were the same breed but had two different ear types, they were both excepted as the Norwich Terrier Dogs. Before gaining acknowledgment as an autonomous variety, in 1964 the English first to separate them into different breeds. The (AKC) American Kennel Club officially recognized them as separate breeds in 1979. Norwich has wrinkled ears. Mutually, the Norwich and Norfolk Terrier breeds are the smallest among the working terrier dog breeds.
Norfolk Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Norfolk Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Norfolk Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Norfolk Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height of the Norfolk Terrier Dog male and female is 9 to 10 inches (22.8 to 25.4 cm). The average weight of the male and female Norfolk Terrier Dog is 11 to 12 lbs (5 to 5.4 kg).
The Norfolk Terrier Dog is a physically powerful, sturdy, small, miniature dog. The Norfolk Terrier Dog breeds have a circular head, and it is broad with a huge amount of gap between the ears. The muzzle of the breed is wedged in shape, and it is sturdy, with a well-defined stop. The Norfolk Terrier Dog have a small dark colored eyes that are oval in shape. The ears of this breed are small in size, suspending tight toward the cheeks. The Norfolk Terrier Dog have straight legs and the feet are circular in shape, with black colored toenails. The high set average-sized tail of the breed is level with the top line and is generally docked by half of the original length. The Norfolk Terrier Dogs have a tail length ranging from 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)to two inches, with the thin, straight hair. The coat colors of the Norfolk Terrier include wheaten, red, tan, black mixed with tan, or grizzle with or with no dark dots and rarely with white dots.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Norfolk Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Norfolk Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Norfolk Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The Norfolk Terrier Dog is one of the smallest of the working terrier varieties. They are active, brave, loving, balanced and devoid of any quarrelsomeness or nervousness. The Norfolk Terrier Dog breed are trouble-free to train, and they love everybody and are good with kids. Due to their ratting characters, the Norfolk Terrier Dogs are inclined to adore anything you can throw for them to run after, such as balls, toys, bones or sticks. The Norfolk Terrier Dog is usually good with other pets, such as other dogs and cats.
Norfolk Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Norfolk Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Norfolk Terrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Norfolk Terrier Dog average-length, shaggy, water-resistant coat is comparatively easy to groom, but daily brushing and combing is necessary and requires little clipping. The Norfolk Terrier Dog is light shedding.
A Norfolk Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Norfolk Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Norfolk Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Norfolk Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Norfolk Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The average lifespan of the Norfolk Terrier Dog breed ranges from 12 years to 15 years.
When purchasing a Norfolk Terrier Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The number one heath problems amongst Norfolk Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Norfolk Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Norfolk Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Norfolk Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Norfolk Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Norfolk Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Norfolk Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.