Header Logo

Site Stats: 148469 Members | 24932 Listings | 89 Puppies

USA Flag   UK Flag   UK Flag

Parson Russell Terrier

General Description

The Parson Russell Terrier is a breed of small white terrier that was the original Fox Terrier of the 18th century. The breed is named after the Reverend John "Jack" Russell, credited with the creation of this type of dog

Hereditary Illnesses

Genetic diseases which can be currently tested for in the Parson Russell Terrier are Primary Lens Luxation (PLL), Late Onset Ataxia (LOA), Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) and most recently Urate Stones (Canine Hyperuricosuria / HUU).

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, bold, happy, energetic, obedient and eager

Exercise

Parson Russell Terriers are full of energy and require plenty of exercise ideally 1-2 hours per day. They have a strong instinct to hunt and explore so bear this in mind when training, as even basic training and especially recall will not always be easy.

Grooming

The Parsons Terrier hair coat comes in both a wire variety as well as a smooth coat variety. The smooth coated Parson's should have short straight glossy hair without even a hint of wire coat. The Parsons should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to keep up ears cleaned, and nails trimmed.

Origin

The Parson Russell Terrier was developed in the south of England in the 1800s

Stats

Average Dog Size

13-14

Average Dog Weight

13-18

Average Bitch Size

12-13

Average Bitch Weight

13-18

Average Life Expectancy

13-15


This website uses cookies. If you agree to our Privacy & Cookies Policy, please click here.