45 Years Allright Norfolk Terrier

Allright Norfolk Terriers have been around since 1976 - it all started with the dark red bitch Ickworth Penny Ha' Penny (called Gipsy) from England.

Coming from the rough-coated Dachshunds that accompanied my childhood and whose humour and independence always inspired me, I also found some of their typical characteristics in Norfolk Terriers, which can also be little "terrier terrorists" if they are not trained properly, but are not quite as stubborn as dachshunds. Gipsy won my heart very quickly and I decided to breed these dogs, which was still completely unknown in Germany at the time, and to publicise it.

In contrast to the slender, elongated build of the Dachshund, the Norfolk is a short, compact and strongly built dog, but just as small as the Standard Dachshund. The Norfolk fits into a bicycle basket, a travelling bag, a rucksack or a small corner in the car - which means you can easily take him with you.

Gipsy (Penny Ha' Penny)
And yet it is a real dog, goes for long walks, loves to romp around in the great outdoors and play with its mates. You can also do agility, dog dancing, the companion dog test or even the tracking dog test with him if you invest enough time in training. All this was ideal for me when I was a student, because this little dog fitted into my student digs and I was still able to pursue my hobbies, the various branches of dog sport. I soon became interested in dog shows, a completely different kind of dog sport, but with its own charms, which can be very captivating once you really understand the subject!

Visiting Sweden

So I started breeding Norfolk Terriers in 1976, tried to learn as much as possible from experienced breeders in England, the breed's country of origin, and built up my breeding programme on Gipsy and a few other imports that followed later.

Today, Allright Norfolk Terriers can be found in various countries around the world, have helped to establish many breeding programmes, have achieved countless national and international successes and are a household name in the terrier world. But the most important thing for me is still the joy they give me in my daily life.

Dr. Frauke Hinsch