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 CKC Breed Standards
Norfolk Terrier

General Appearance
The Norfolk Terrier is one of the smallest of the Terriers, but a ?demon? for its size. Of a lovable disposition, not quarrelsome, with a hardy constitution. A small, low, keen dog, compact and strong with short back, good substance and bone. Honourable scars from fair wear and tear should not be penalized unduly.

Temperament
Alert and fearless.

Size
Ideal height 10 inches (25 cm) at withers.

Coat and Colour
Coat hard, wiry and straight, lying close to the body. It is longer and rougher on the neck and shoulders. Hair on head and ears short and smooth, except for slight whiskers and eyebrows. Colour all shades of red, red wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle. White marks or patches are undesirable but shall not disqualify.

Head
Skull wide and slightly rounded with good width between the ears. Stop should be well defined. Muzzle wedge-shaped and strong; length of muzzle slightly less than half the length of the skull. Mouth tight lipped, jaw strong; teeth strong and rather large; scissors bite. Eyes oval shaped and deep set, in colour dark brown or black. Expression alert, keen and intelligent. Ears medium sized, V-shaped but slightly rounded at tip, dropping forward close to the cheek.

Neck
Medium length and strong.

Forequarters
Clean powerful shoulders with short, powerful and straight legs.

Body
Compact with short back, level topline, well-sprung ribs.

Hindquarters
Well muscled, good turn of stifle, hocks well let down and straight when viewed from rear; with great powers of propulsion. Feet round with thick pads.

Tail
Medium docked, not excessively gay.



Faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness of the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree.

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


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