Norfolk Spaniel

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Breed Type



11-14 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 220
Origin United Kingdom
Other Names Shropshire Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Medium
Weight 30-50 pounds (13-23 kg)
Height 16-19 inches (41-48 cm)
Lifespan 11-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 1884
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors White & Black
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Gold
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Liver, Red, Golden, Silver, Tan, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, comb, mat rake, shedding blade, undercoat rake.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Hunting, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Norfolk Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Norfolk Spaniel is a small, sturdy breed of dog that originated in England. It is a member of the spaniel family and has been around since the 19th century. The Norfolk Spaniel is known for its friendly and loyal nature, making it an ideal companion for families.

Appearance: The Norfolk Spaniel has a medium-length coat that can be either wavy or straight. Its coat colors range from black to liver to red, with white markings on the chest and feet. The ears are long and hang down close to the face, while the eyes are dark brown in color. The tail is usually docked short but can also be left long if desired.

Lifespan, Size, Weight: The average lifespan of a Norfolk Spaniel is between 12-14 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 18-25 pounds and stand at about 14-16 inches tall at the shoulder.

Colors: As mentioned above, Norfolk Spaniels come in three main colors – black, liver (brown), and red – with white markings on their chest and feet being common as well.

Personality: Norfolk Spaniels are known for their friendly personalities; they love spending time with their owners and will often follow them around wherever they go! They are also very loyal dogs who will do anything to please their owners; this makes them great companions for families or individuals looking for an affectionate pet who loves attention!

Friendliness: When it comes to other animals or people, Norfolk Spaniels tend to be quite friendly; they get along well with other dogs as well as cats if introduced properly from an early age. They also enjoy playing with children but should always be supervised due to their size difference compared to larger breeds of dogs!

Temperament: This breed tends to have a calm temperament overall; however they can become excitable when playing or when meeting new people/animals so proper socialization from an early age is important! They do not bark excessively but may alert you if something seems out of place in your home environment which makes them great watchdogs too!

Health: Generally speaking, this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds there may be some minor issues such as ear infections or eye problems that could arise over time due to genetics or environmental factors so regular checkups at your vet are recommended!

Adaptability Level & Benefits as Pets: This breed adapts well both indoors and outdoors depending on its owner’s lifestyle; however they do need plenty of exercise so daily walks/runs would be beneficial for them both mentally & physically! As pets they make great companions due to their loving nature & loyalty towards their owners – plus they don’t require much grooming which makes them low maintenance too!


The Norfolk Spaniel is a breed of dog that originated in the county of Norfolk in England. The breed was first mentioned in print in 1859, and was used for hunting game birds. The Norfolk Spaniel was once a very popular breed, but by the early 1900s, the breed had become extinct. In recent years, however, the Norfolk Spaniel has been making a comeback, and is now recognized as a distinct breed by both the Kennel Club of England and the American Kennel Club.

The Norfolk Spaniel is believed to be descended from the English Water Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. The breed was developed to hunt game birds such as quail and partridge. The Norfolk Spaniel was once one of the most popular breeds of dogs in England, but by the early 1900s, the breed had become extinct. There are several theories as to why the Norfolk Spaniel became extinct, but it is likely that a combination of factors contributed to the decline of the breed. These factors include:

-The introduction of new breeds of dogs that were better suited for hunting game birds
-The outbreak of World War I, which led to a decrease in demand for hunting dogs
-The outbreak of World War II, which resulted in many dog breeds becoming extinct

In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence in interest in the Norfolk Spaniel, and the breed is now recognized as a distinct breed by both the Kennel Club of England and the American Kennel Club. The Norfolk Spaniel is still used for hunting game birds such as quail and partridge, but is also kept as a pet.