Parson Russell Terrier

Interested in dog shows? Take a look at the AKC/Eukanuba 2012 National Championship Dog Show >>

Fast Facts

Country of Origin:England
AKC Group:Terrier Group
UKC Group:Terrier
Use today:Earthdog, companion
Life Span:14 to 15 years
Color:White with tan, black or brown markings.
Coat:Smooth and hard, rough, or broken (mid-way between smooth and rough).
Grooming:Brush weekly for smooth and broken coats. Hand strip rough coats.
Size:Small Dog Breed
Height:13 to 14 inches at the shoulder
Weight:13 to 17 pounds

Descendants of the pre-1900 Fox Terrier, Parson Russell Terriers are cyclones in dog form. Rev. John Russell of Devonshire, England, originally bred these extremely active and smart working terriers in the mid- to late-1800s. They are tough, determined terriers, relentless and fearless in pursuit of their prey. Parson Russells, formerly called Jack Russell Terriers by the American Kennel Club, measure between 12 and 14 inches at the withers. Body length is proportionate to height, presenting a compact, balanced image. The coat may be smooth, broken or rough, predominantly white, with tan, brown or black markings. The high-energy Parson Russell demands daily exercise and outdoor activity, and if it gets bored, this dog is quite capable of coming up with its own entertainment. Given sufficient exercise, it can be quite content to behave well inside a loving family home, making a loyal family companion.

(Editor's Note: As of April 1, 2003, the American Kennel Club changed the breed name from Jack Russell Terrier to Parson Russell Terrier.)

.

Breed Warz

Club Dog Members Face Off! Get 500 points when you find your own dog. PLAY NOW >>

Parson Russell Terrier Products

Image

Comprehensive Owner's Guide: Parson Russell Terrier

A pocketful of energy and skill, the Parson Jack R...$14.95

Image

Popular Dogs: Jack Russell Terriers

The charming and affectionate Jack Russell Terrier...$9.99

Image

The Original Dog Bible, Second Edition

Best-seller, The Original Dog Bible just got bigge...$29.95

Image

Popular Dogs: Training for Obedience

Follow our tips and tools to train your dog in the...$9.99

Top Products

ADS BY GOOGLE