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Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier" Compare Toy Poodle and Norfolk Terrier. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Norfolk Terrier or Norwich Terrier?
Name Toy Poodle Norfolk Terrier Norwich Terrier
OriginsGermany France United Kingdom United Kingdom
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank449128105
Reviews100
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Drop-Eared Norwich Terrier Trumpington Terrier, Cantab Terrier, Jones Terrier, Prick-Eared Norwich Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1979 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. No set No set
Price 1000-1500 $2000-$2500 $1400-$2000

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 10-12 pounds (4½-5½ kg) 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 11 pounds (5 kg) 11 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Coat Dense Curly Thick Wiry Shaggy Wiry Soft
Colors Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Black Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Norfolk Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Norwich Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Norfolk Terriers shed none to minimal.
Norwich Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Companionable Happy Selfish Confidence Intelligent Fearless Lovable Spirited Affectionate Sensitive Energetic Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Norwich Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Norfolk Terriers are quite easy to train.
Norwich Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
The Norfolk Terrier is a playful breed.
The Norwich Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Norfolk Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Norwich Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Norfolk Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Norwich Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Norfolk Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Norwich Terrier is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Norfolk Terriers are average watchdogs.
Norwich Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Norfolk Terriers are average defenders.
Norwich Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Norfolk Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Norwich Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Norfolk Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Norwich Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Norfolk Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Norwich Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Norfolk Terriers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Norwich Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Norfolk Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Norwich Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Norwich Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Norfolk Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Norwich Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Norfolk Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Norwich Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Norfolk Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Norwich Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Norfolk Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Norwich Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Norfolk Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Norwich Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Health Issues
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Norfolk Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Norwich Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle No set No set
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Norfolk Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Norwich Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Norfolk Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Norwich Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Norfolk Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Norwich Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Norfolk Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Norwich Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Norfolk Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Norwich Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Norfolk Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Norwich Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Norfolk Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Norwich Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Norfolk Terrier vs Norwich Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies 1-3 puppies

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