Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT BREED IS NORBERT?
I'm my own unique mixed breed: chihuahua, cairn terrier, lhasa apso. Or as I like to say "Norbreed."
HOW OLD IS NORBERT?
I am nine years old. My birthday is March 27, 2009.
HOW TALL IS NORBERT?
I am about 7" tall from the floor to the top of my front shoulder.
HOW MUCH DOES NORBERT WEIGH?
I weigh a little over 3 pounds.
WHO IS NORBERT'S OWNER?
Julie Steines (formerly Freyermuth). She calls me her side-kick. You can see photos of us together here:
WHY DOES NORBERT'S TONGUE STICK OUT?
I gave some of my teeth to the Tooth Fairy. My tongue doesn't stick out all of the time, but definitely if there are treats around.
WHERE DID NORBERT COME FROM?
Julie adopted me through PetFinder.com. I did not come from a rescue but I was in need of a special type of home due to my tiny size.
HOW DID NORBERT GET SO FAMOUS?
Wait.....I'm famous?? Julie prefers to say I am "well-known" or "recognizable." Everything happened organically. First I became a therapy dog. Then Julie created a Facebook Page as an extension of my volunteer work as a therapy dog so I could spread smiles to even more people. Shortly after, my first picture book was published and received nine prestigious book awards. I now have a series of three books, a plush toy and I'm launching a line of fun greeting cards. All of my work is grounded in my mission to spread smiles, inspire kindness and help others.
WHERE CAN I GET A DOG LIKE NORBERT?
There is only one Norbert! People say I am one-of-a-kind because I am a mixed breed and I was the only dog in my litter. I always suggest folks check their local rescues & shelters when considering bringing a dog into the family.
DOES NORBERT BARK?
I am a man of few words but I bark if someone comes to my house. If you want to know what my Norbark sounds like, take a peek at the video HERE.
WAS NORBERT REALLY DARK BROWN AS A PUPPY?
I sure was. My Mom had no idea that I would change color.
WHERE CAN I SEE VIDEOS OF NORBERT?
On my You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/NorbertDog
WHERE DOES NORBERT LIVE?
I grew up in Boston, MA and now I live in sunny Los Angeles, CA.
DOES NORBERT ACCEPT FAN MAIL?
I love getting letters and artwork from my friends. My mailing address is:
PO Box 661443
Los Angeles, CA 90066
DOES NORBERT DO TRICKS?
Indeed! I love doing tricks. You can see some of my favs listed on my BIO page, HERE.
WHERE DOES NORBERT VOLUNTEER?
I volunteer with Julie at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and at other special events. If you are interested in supporting & learning more about the Therapy Dog Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, please visit my donation page, here: http://connect.chla.org/goto/Norbert