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Ch. Souyens Rusty Nail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Friday, 25 May 2012 20:33

Neddy's News our day with Amiga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Friday, 25 May 2012 20:23

Hi, it's Neddy with The Neddy News

It started with an e-mail from Ani Duncan.

Ani was looking for info on a groomer for her Norfolk Terrier, Amiga. Linda Dowdle had given Ani my Dad, Terry's, e-mail and Ani contacted my Dad. Since my Dad is a groomer, a date was set to come over and start grooming Amiga. Of course Tilley, Winny and l got to come, Dad takes us everywhere. Well we got to meet Ani and Amiga. Boy, they were very friendly Ani thinks l am a real cool dude. After a quick discussion with Amiga's Mom Ani, Dad got started. Amiga is 11 months old and has never been stripped.

Dad had his work cut out for him. After an hour and only 1/4 done, Dad suggested we take Amiga for the day and work on her. Amiga Mom's was ok with that. So off we went. Our 1st stop was Springbank Park for a long walk. Between Tilley, Winny, Amiga and me, we marked all the trees in the Park. We got to see Bikes, Roller blades, Moms with Baby Strollers, People walking, Canada Geese, Birds of all kinds, other dogs, and lots of Squirrels. Have l told that we Norfolk Terriers get so very excited when we see Squirrels. You should hear Winny...OMG is his bark loud. After a great walk in the Park we were off to our house for a bite to eat. After our lunch we all played with our toys - oh so much fun! Amiga plays so very well for a puppy. Then after a drink of water we were off to Greenway's Off Leash Dog Park. We all played for a bit with each other and other dogs at the Off Leash Dog Park, then Dad started to strip Amiga again. Dad said she was so very good for her 1st time to be groomed. Dad would groom her for a bit, then let her play, then groom her again. Finally she was done. What a big difference, boy Amiga is a wonderful red colour. You couldn't see that red under her Outer Coat which had grown long and blond. After a few photos we were off to see my Mom at her work. Have I told you that we love Off Leash Parks for Dogs. Oh, so much fun! Well Amiga was a big hit at Mom's work. Everyone thinks she is so cute. After saying ‘Hi’ to everyone it was time for Amiga to go home. How did I know? It was the big yawns coming from her. Boy, we sure did tire her out. Winny doesn't want me to tell you this, but Amiga has a crush on him and I think he has one for her to. I think they bonded when Winny was showing Amiga how to climb the tree in the Off Leash Park.


So with the spring coming here is some info on Grooming a Norfolk Terrier A Norfolk does not shed its coat naturally. If left, it will just grow more hair until it looks like an animated hearth rug; such a coat is neither warm nor weatherproof, it is unhealthy and very uncomfortable in hot and wet weather. In the snow it could be lethal because snow clings to the soft coat and forms huge balls on the legs and belly, which can prevent the dog from moving. Norfolk should NEVER be clipped, as this will soften the harsh wiry coat that is a feature of the breed. While this hard coat is the ideal, some have softer and more profuse coats and these may need more frequent stripping and attention to keep tidy. There are 2 coats, an outer coat and an under coat. The outer coat needs to be hand stripped about every three to six months to remove the old blown coat and to allow the new weatherproof coat to come through.

The outer coat goes very blonde over time if not stripped. When stripped, the new coat comes back with its true colour of red. The soft undercoat will normally take care of itself – some will come out with grooming, never try to remove it. Then just weekly combing with a nice metal comb and brushing with a bristle brush is all we need. Please, also brush our teeth and cut nails while you are at it

Junior Handler PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Friday, 25 May 2012 20:19

In 2008 my mom and I traveled to New York to meet my new puppy, Max-Well’s Thunder Boom.

After a few months of telephone conversations, Barbara Miller had agreed that we would be a good home for one of her puppies! We had 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks at the moment, a female that was retired from showing and a male, that was #1 Ridgeback in Canada the year before and was being campaigned and was not an easy dog for me to show. I have been doing junior-handling for 6 years now. After Boomer joined our family I got much more involved in showing, I showed him in both breed ring and in juniors’ ring.

I have shown many breeds over the years, since in Canada you can show anyone’s dog in junior showmanship competition, it doesn’t have to be co-owned by the junior. I think that is a great advantage, since you can get experience showing so many different breeds! In breed specialties we have many more kids showing the dogs in junior competitions here than in the US, where it is a stretch sometimes to even get 2 junior handlers to compete in specialties! Before I got Boomer, I had mainly showed perfectly trained dogs. When I got him, I had a little puppy in my hands that knew nothing about showing or even standing still! He was an easy dog to train and he has always been very food-motivated! Boomer has been a perfect dog for me! I love him so much!

He is always happy, he has his moments that he is not thrilled to be in the ring, but I can get him excited by doing obedience with him while waiting for our turn! He LOVES to work! I have had a lot of success in juniors and in regular shows with him. Year 2010 he was #1 Norfolk Terrier in Canada and last year he ended up # 3 even though we only did couple of shows here! He has many group-placements and he has even won the group once and got 3 group placements in the largest show in Canada! Last summer I got awarded the top Novice handler in B.C and also the best Owner-Handler in B.C by the B.C All Terrier Club! We also won the Runner-up in our Zone-11 finals last year! In January this year Boomer also got his last points towards his AmGrandCh-title. Boomer is always handled by me, unless I have a ring-conflict with juniors’ (specialties). With some judges it is hard to be noticed as a young exhibitor, but for the most part I think it is the dog that counts.

I am now almost 14 years old, I had just turned 10 when I got him – we have learned a lot together. 2009 we made it to the Eukanuba where we competed in Juniors and also I showed him in breed competition. Last year we qualified to both Eukanuba and for Westminster juniors!!! Since it is not easy to qualify to Westminster, we chose to travel to New York in early February this year. What an experience it was to show in the Garden! To compete amongst the best 100+ juniors in the US that had qualified from US and Canada (4 juniors from Canada qualified last year!). Boomer LOVED the crowds and showed like a dream. We made the first “cut” which made me very happy! It was also great to see his breeder again and show her what a great dog Boomer has become!

Barbara was very happy to see us compete and would have liked to see us in the breed-rings as well, but unfortunately the breed-limit had been reached before I got my entries in. This year we continue showing in US and also some shows in Canada.

It would be great to make it to Norfolk Nationals one year as well. For the most part Boomer is our beloved pet, sharing my bed and bossing the Ridgebacks in our house. He is my best friend who is always there for me, always happy wagging his tail, cute as a button, like the Norfolk are!!!

By Milla Larjava

US/CDN Rightly So Lord of Dance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Friday, 25 May 2012 20:16


wins Best of Opposite at the Great Lakes Norfolk Terrier Club Specialty in Michigan!













Toto - St. Jacobs Playhouse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:41

Hi It's Tilley,

I will be playing Toto again in the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Production.

The Wizard of Oz from Nov.16 to Dec 18, 2012.

I hope you can come and see me.


Lov, Tilley

Best In Show! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Paquette   
Sunday, 23 October 2011 09:45

Best in Show!

Thanksgiving weekend was full of excitement for Ch. Souyen's The Puck Stops Here 'Eddie'. At the Nipissing Kennel Club shows Eddie won 6 Terrier Group 1st and a Best in Show! He is the first Norfolk to win an all breed Best in Show in 9 years!

To our knowledge Eddie is the first Canadian bred Norfolk to win this honour!

Thank you to all the judges and Mr. Thornton for the Best in Show!

Eddie is owned, bred, and handled by Patti, Mark and Sarah Paquette


Ch. Souyen's The Puck Stops Here 'Eddie' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Paquette   
Sunday, 23 October 2011 08:31

Breed History


Ch. Souyen's The Puck Stops Here 'Eddie' Finished his Canadian Championship in style at the Sudbury and District Kennel Club Show; winning a Terrier Group First, Group 3rd, and Group 4th and Best Puppy in Group at the Terrier Breeders Specialty.


He also went on to win 4 Best Puppy in Shows making him the first Norfolk Terrier in Canadian history to do so! . Eddie was also Reserve Best in Classic at the Annual Purina Puppy Classic! Eddie is bred, owned and handled by Patti, Mark & Sarah Paquette


Bud Lord of the Ring at Rideau Terrier Club Show! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Sunday, 18 September 2011 18:55


(Tenterra Dance Man x Rightly So Winsome Winnie)

GETS GROUP 3 AT THE RIDEAU TERRIER CLUB SHOW!! Bud got his Championship in two days at SD&G in Long Sault. He got Best in Breed in each show from the 12 - 18 class.

Bud was bred by C&W Walsh & Toni Harrold and is owned by Linda Dowdle and Toni Harrold

Sharing the Love, Kim Hurd PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Monday, 21 February 2011 15:01

I'm always amazed at the talented Norfolk and "their" people featured in the Natter.  Beautiful show dogs,  Agility and obedience champions.  Heck, there are even actors and models! 

My 1.5 year old Black and Tans, Rolo and Reese, may not have any titles or credits to their names, but the one special talent that they share with all other Norfolk is the unwavering ability to bring people joy, comfort and a smile.
Like you, I think Norfolk are a fantastic, if not the best, breed of dog.  And, like me, you probably will extol their virtues to anyone willing to listen. 

To share these Norfolk virtues with others, my husband Dave and I, decided to volunteer as pet visitors at our neighborhood nursing home.  We've been visiting the residents at Valleyview Home, one evening, every other week, since Rolo and Reese were 14 weeks old.  This is a great socialization opportunity for dogs and humans alike! 

Pet visiting has been a very rewarding and fun way to volunteer in our community.  We visit from room to room, casually chatting with residents and hoisting up our dogs to be petted.  We perform a small repertoire of tricks, dress them up in costumes when the occasion calls and dole out dog treats like human Pezz dispensers.

The residents and staff have really enjoyed watching them grow up.  We've been delighted to see residents that have limited mobility, making huge efforts to pet and talk to the dogs.  Staff  have told us of residents that haven't smiled or talked in weeks, but will do so when they see Rolo and Reese.  We've even had special requests for visits when someone's in need of some extra special Norfolk comfort.

We love hearing that our dogs have that effect on the residents.  Many residents have told us about the dogs they've had in their lives and really do appreciate our visits.  According to Val Freeman, Valley view’s Volunteer Coordinator, Role and Reese have a "groupie-like" following of adoring Norfolk fans.  Role and Reese feel right at home there too.  I'm always amazed to see how they will adjust their behavior to accommodate each resident's need.

Pet visits shouldn't be confused with pet therapy.  Dogs must be at least a year old and pass a test to be certified as a pet therapy dog.  Although, by choice and consideration of the residents we visit, we do follow the same principlesand guidelines required of therapy dogs when we make our pet visits. 
If you're interested in sharing some of your time and passion for your Norfolk, please consider volunteering as a pet visitor. 
Share the love.
There’s lots to go around.

Web Site Traffic goes Wild for Norfolks! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Nesbitt   
Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:48

Yes, you heard right.  After the Norfollk placed Second in the Terrier Group at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show in New York, our NTCC website went wild with hits of interested people investigating the breed.  There was also a direct correlation between site hits and requests for these little darlings.

For those of you that missed it, the Norfolk Terrier came in second in the Terrier Group on February 15 2011.  You can check out the full results located here on the web site:

Congrats goes to:

GCH Cracknor Cross The Ts
Breed: Norfolk Terrier
Sex: Bitch
AKC: RN 19427901
Date of Birth: December 21, 2006
Breeder: M H E Matell
Sire: Ch Cause A Comotion
Dam: Cracknor Cooking The Books
Owner: Pamela Beale & Elisabeth Matell & Beth Sweigart
Photos: Breed judging / Group judging


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