Breed

Norfolk Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperament
  • fearless
  • alert
  • fun-loving

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Norfolk Terrier

If we want to fully understand why the right dog food for your overweight Norfolk Terrier is important we can take a look at their history and breeding for some ideas. Your overweight Norfolk Terrier has seen some shifts in its lifestyle since its original breeding which could be a factor in its overweight size.


Breed

Norfolk Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperment
  • fearless
  • alert
  • fun-loving
Demeanor
friendly

This breed was first seen in the county of Norfolk which is situated just north of London which enjoys a typical English climate with relatively mild weather. The Norfolk Terrier was developed by an English dog breeder and sportsman during the early 20th century. They were originally bred to be ratters and fox chasers due to their fearless personalities. The Norfolk Terrier has an energetic yet even temperament making them not easily spooked despite their size. From their time as hunting dogs they went on to be popular show dogs in the sporting category and have been especially popular in the Kennel Club (England) and in the AKC. The Norfolk Terrier is different than other more independent terrier breeds in that it was bred in packs. Its high prey hunting drive makes it ill-suited for a home with other small pets. One of the smallest dog breeds only standing about 10 inches high typically this dog has a personality that far outweighs his size.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
infrequently

Although these dogs were used as fox hunters they were also excellent at catching rodents such as rats, mice, and other small animals. Since owners of the early dog breeds were less concerned about their dogs diet the dogs were most likely left to hunt for their own food and survived off of what they could catch or scraps from their owners dinners. Today you can find the Norfolk Terrier as a house pet or a show dog as they have had great success as both. The Norfolk Terrier can be seen competing in agility, obedience, and other sporting group competitions in shows. Lady Victoria Hervey, an English model, has a Norfolk Terrier as her faithful companion on her many travels. Now that the dog is no longer used in hunting it enjoys a much more pampered lifestyle although still requires plenty of activity. In its new role as family pet or show dog the Norfolk no longer has to worry about searching out his own food but rather relies on his loving family to provide for him. Although their needs may have changed with their new lifestyle it is important that the food your dog eats still maintain the necessary nutrients and calories to fit their specific lifestyle.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated organisation. When you buy our dog food, we love to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we want the very best food for your Norfolk Terrier so that they can have the best chance at a long, healthy, and happy life. Numerous commercial pet foods are full of fillers and ingredients that are not especially helpful for a Norfolk Terrier's diet. In many cases, that low quality can contribute to a Norfolk Terrier being overweight. We utilize absolutely nothing but the very best ingredients: human grade food comprised of pure meat, vegetables, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food contains gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


Spot and Tango has taken it upon themselves to provide the best dog food to man’s best friend. That's why your relationship with Spot and Tango starts with a questionnaire designed with the help of medical and nutritional experts to help pinpoint the specific needs of your dog. Using this information, we can provide a personalized meal plan for your furry friend in order to best tackle those needs. Our dog food is made with only whole, fresh, human grade ingredients, including 100% real meat. Our meals are rich in protein that dog’s instinctively crave while being free of cheap fillers that contribute to excess weight gain and stomach issues. We provide vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and more with an array of fruits, vegetables, and grains in order to provide your dog with all of the vitamins and nutrients they need to live a healthy and happy life, and we deliver all of it right to your door.