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Norfolk Terriers (Canis Norfolkus Woofyterrius, "canine Norfolk Woofing-terrier") are a kind of rare, unusual creatures (from the species called "dog" in the human world) that highly resemble multi-coloured puffles with four legs. The two types they come in - "wild" and "domesticated" - are generally extinct, including their two subspecies, the Norwich Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. Their possible first subspecies, the Black Dog, is, however, present in Puffish folklore, unlike these friendly creatures.
They were once originally puffles, thousands of years ago, but they mutated into the odd, happy little creatures they are now. Due to their mass extinction, they are generally unseen, and are regarded as a highly interesting popular novelty pet, a substitute for the puffle species that unfortunately only rich penguins can afford to keep due to their rarity.
Thousands of years ago, two clans of puffles on a now-submerged island mutated after eating a now-extinct kind of radioactive fruit. They grew long, red fur, pricked their invisible ears, and had four legs. Seeing that they were now unsuited for the current environment, they swam to the nearest suitable place they could find - Antarctica. It was here where they evolved to what they look like now, and lived with peace in the snow until the rise of penguins. Due to the fact that penguins had better ways of foraging, fending off enemies and making homes, the Norfolk Terriers had to escape or face total extinction. Approximately fifty terriers swam as fast as they could to a new environment, which happened to be Puffle'and.
In their new home, they found the puffles gentle and penguins scarce, so they lived happily and peacefully in the woodlands, and finished their last stage of evolution by growing less fur. One day, a possible subspecies of the Norfolk Terrier began to appear - the dangerous Black Dog, which quickly entered Puffish folklore.
Hundreds of years later, in 2000, a pet shop owner living in a neighbourhood full of these terriers thought that she could catch and tame some. This was successful, and divided the Norfolk terrier into three current groups - the domesticated class, the semi-wild class, and the wild woodland type. In those days, one could find many Norfolk terriers for sale in many Puffish pet shops, and were slowly being exported to other countries.
In 2006, a supplier of most Norfolk Terriers in Puffle'and noticed some mutations in certain groups of his terriers, and decided that he could make more money by selling them as varieties of the Norfolk Terrier. Thus was the Norwich Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier created, which were only for sale in large and populous Puffish cities. Suddenly, the unimaginable happened - a deadly virus swept upon Norfolk Terrier populations, and wiped out the population from 5,000 to a miserable 12 in the wild, 25 domesticated and made the semi-wild type extinct. These pitiful remains of the once-populous wild terriers are now kept in zoos, and domesticated Norfolk Terriers are now in the flippers of rich penguins.
A bored worker at the BoF had received a report from one of his travelling friends that in the place where humans live, there is a kind of four-legged puffle called a "dog", or to call it by its specific name, a "Norfolk terrier". Amused by the idea, the worker wrote out the plan of this so-called dog, and sent it in to be made. Director Benny was bored that day, and like Box Creator, accidently approved of the so-called dog. Realising what he had done, he remembered that it was now the third time he had done it (the first being Copier Guy), and instantly got into a bad mood and tried everything to make the species extinct.
Unfortunately for him, the Norfolk terriers got out of the situation every time, and whenever Director Benny fired deletion bombs at certain clans, they only mutated (proving that they bend the laws of physics and space-time reality continuum and are somehow immune to deletion rays under 1 trial; they are deleted after 2 bomb/ray hits or more), infuriating Benny. Even worse, a huge glitch at the BoF enabled a random video-gamer to hack into the system, and added the idea for the Black Dog, which, due to the glitch, got approved.
The worker eventually got sacked, and out of frustration, Director Benny left them alone so he wouldn't fill himself with unnecessary stress. He was still mourning over his awful mistake, when he suddenly saw that another worker had typed out the plans for a mass extinction of the furry animals. Benny immediately approved this, and is now joyfully celebrating that the dreaded puffle mutations are now pretty much wiped out.
Wild Norfolk Terriers are mostly hunters. They can be fierce, brave, fearless, and are able to run for long distances. They can scratch painfully, and if kept captive, they can even bite with their teeth. They are so wild, and even dangerous, that nobody is sure how the Puffish pet shop owner managed to tame a reasonable supply for selling. This is the exact reason why they were able to survive for a lifetime of twenty, or more, years in their habitat - woodland.
The domestic terrier, however, is almost the complete opposite. They don't need many hiding places, and are content with a table or a puffle house. Since they can grow a bond with their owners, this is the ideal habitat for pet terriers. Open places are good especially when keeping one or more terriers, so they can run and play together freely.
Wild Norfolk Terriers have a diet consisting of shrimps, fish, fruits (apples, pears, etc.), and vegetables, all which are nutritious and important for them (they need a high concentration of carbohydrates). For their calcium, they eat nuts (if they can find it), lie in the sun, and every now and then they become penguin-like, and they find their way to a store and buy a carton of milk with some leaves they find outside the store (which makes penguins believe the idea is completely ridiculous until they see it happening).
Since domestic pets generally have better, more pampered lives than wild animals, domestic Norfolk Terriers have quickly evolved to add tangerines, O'berries, persimmons, watermelons, puffle food, and even occasional shark fins. They can also have small quantities of honey and sugary things, but no salt as it can raise their blood pressure to a dangerously high level. To make up for it, they can eat large quantities of bananas, and because of this, they are generally slim and energetic.
Norfolk Terriers, domesticated and wild, are stereotypically wild due to their origin, free and happy because of their smiling faces, energetic for their nutritious diet, and like eating snacks when they can get them. They are often portrayed as brave, and having a tinge of naughtiness about them, which can be spotted by a twinkle in their brown eyes. It has to be understood that not all terriers are like this, as some have blue eyes, others aren't brave at all, and there are even lazy, fat terriers that only chase flies. The quality that all Norfolk Terriers have, at least, is that they are forever faithful to their owners.
Norwich Terriers was the first variety of the two mutations which occurred in 2006. Although they are closely related, Norwich Terriers are not the same as Norfolk Terriers in three points. Firstly, they are significantly braver than Norfolk Terriers (making them more faithful to their owners). Secondly, Norwich Terriers have "pricked" ears, and sometimes can be confused for excited Norfolk Terriers, who have "flopped" ears. Finally, Norwich Terriers are suited to the working life, meaning that they are normally found in countryside farms and cottages.
Only 28 members of this group survives, due to the Norfolk Terrier illness which also affected them.
Yorkshire Terriers were the second variety of mutations which occurred in 2006. Curiously, Yorkshire Terriers mutated from Norwich Terriers and not Norfolk Terriers, and are thus vastly different from the Norfolk Terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier is different from both species in three ways - firstly, Yorkshire Terriers usually have "pricked" ears with the tips "flop"ping over, giving making it look like it has rectangular ears (exceptions have pricked ears only). Secondly, they are outrageous lapdogs, only thinking about when they will next get a treat and becoming cowards in the face of danger. Finally, they have long, silky fur, to suit their lapdog character.
Only 20 members of this group survives, due to the Norfolk Terrier illness which also affected them.
Nobody is sure whether these frightening creatures really are a subspecies of the Norfolk Terrier, causing them to be classified as a "Possible Subspecies". These dogs, unlike Norfolk Terriers, have managed to enter Puffish folklore, but only in the spookier, stranger side. Penguins who believe that they really are a subspecies of the Norfolk Terrier say that a small group of young, inexperienced terriers found a mutated belladonna bush, and ate the berries, which caused them to mutate into these dogs, now rarely-seen today.
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- In total and including the Norfolk Terrier varitations, there are only 85 members of the species.