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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Nortese Build Information

The Nortese is a mix between the Maltese and the Norwich Terrier. It is a small breed, expected to weigh between seven and ten pounds, and is usually found in shades of red, wheat, tan, ivory, or white. Its fur is shorter and wirier than that of a Maltese, but silkier than that of a terrier. They don't shed much. Although small, they are sturdy and compact, with short legs, a broad chest, and a triangular head that slopes from a wide forehead to a pointed chin.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are lively, endearing, playful, and loving. As with all cross-bred dogs, variations in temperament and appearance can occur.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Guardian Skills:Yes
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Red, Wheaten
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Rough

Nortese Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Hunting Companion:Yes