Parson Russell Terrier

This dog is a breed of the small white terrier of the original Fox Terriers during the eighteenth century. The breed gets its name after the individual who was credited with the development of this dog. Mostly, he is white with a rough, or smooth or broken coat. He is feisty and energetic.

History and Health :

  • History :

In the middle of the nineteenth century, this dog descended from dog by the name Trump. The owner of this dog was passionate and enthusiastic about hunting. He decided to come up with terriers that could chase and dispatch foxes and at the same time match the speed of horses. He developed a very successful breed and he ultimately gave the breed his name. The most notable thing is that Russell did not display or show off this breed in shows.

  • Health :

The Parson Russell Terrier has an average lifespan of between 13-15 years. Occasionally, he may suffer from compulsive behavior, deafness, ataxia, glaucoma, and legg-perthes disease. Some of the minor health concerns that trouble this breed include patellar luxation and lens luxation. It is very important that these issues be identified early enough. For this reason, it is more than important to consult a veterinarian. He or she can recommend knee and eye tests for this dog.

Temperament & Personality :

  • Personality :

When it comes to personality, this dog is active and humorous. He seeks entertainment and mischief. Undoubtedly, he is a great companion. Since he is so into action and adventure, you will find him in trouble on many occasions. He likes to explore, wander, chase, and dig whenever and wherever he can. The intelligent and ever playful dog mixes brilliantly with both children and strangers. He chases cats, rodents, and strangers. He has a tendency to bark and dig.

  • Activity Requirements :

Parson thrives on adventure and action. It is quite normal to find him right in the middle of trouble. It is of great importance to note that this dog is an exemplary hunter; therefore, taking him for hunting is magical. He is great at exploring, chasing, and wandering. There is no doubt that he is more than playful. Taking him for runs and walks will turn out to be fun.

  • Trainability :

He is very poor when it comes to trainability.

  • Behavioral Traits :

In terms of behavior, Parson is cheeky. He has a thing for trouble. Therefore, be sure you take plenty care of him in order to effectively manage his troubles. Give him plenty of exercises and he will be a great companion.

Appearance & Grooming :

  • Appearance :

His head is strong and matches the general proportion of the rest of his body. He is keen, full of life, intelligent and direct. His eyes are dark and almond shaped. He is moderate in size and not protruding. One of his most desirable features are his dark rims. Some has pick eye rims.

  • Size and Weight :

Parson brings with him a height of twelve to fourteen inches, that is, 31-36 cm and weighs roughly 14-18 pounds 6-8 kg.

  • Coat & Color :

His coat is smooth and broken. It is naturally harsh, dense and close, straight without any suggestion of kink. This dog is best known for his great natural appearance. He is not excessively groomed. In terms of color, the dog comes in a variety of colors. His colors are very clear. This Terrier is predominantly white. Make sure you do not fault his moderate body markings.

  • Grooming :

All coat types are more than easy to groom. Brush and comb frequently using a firm bristle. Only bathe him when necessary. Ensure as you take care of his coat, you strip him. He really needs to be stripped out.

  • Body Type :

This dog is slightly longer compared to his tail. The length of his back equals the height and is measured from his withers down to the ground. This dog is perfectly designed down to the ground. Parson is medium boned and slightly tall. He has a slender build. This way, he can squeeze even through the narrowest of passages. He has long legs to help him keep up with horses and hounds during his lengthy foxhunt.

Characteristics :

  • He is not that good with kids
  • The dog is poor when it comes to being friendly with cats
  • He is dog unfriendly
  • In terms of trainability, this dog is the best and easy to train
  • He is an average shedder
  • Parson Russell Terrier is the best watchdog
  • He is above average when it comes to being intelligent
  • He is poor in terms of grooming
  • He is above average when it comes to popularity
  • This dog is great in regards to adaptability
  • It is a big NO when it comes to hypoallergenic

Tasty Tidbits :

Prevent his skin from diseases. Use water body to take him for walks.

Care :

He is at his best when he has access to the house or garden. Russell makes a very poor apartment dog. He requires a great deal of both mental and physical activity on a daily basis. He needs long walks and energetic games. This is on top of brief training sessions. He wanders on his own if he gets the opportunity. You should always be on the look because he has high affinity towards inviting trouble.

Images, Pics, Photos and Pictures of Parson Russell Terrier :

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Feeding :

Give him a well balanced diet twice in a day. He should also get dry and quality food that will give him plenty of energy due to his active nature.

Information and Facts of Parson Russell Terrier :

  1. The full name is Parson Russell Terrier
  2. Other names are Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Jack Russell Terrier and Parson
  3. England is the Dog’s origin
  4. The size type is small dog breeds
  5. The dog’s breed is Terrier dog breeds (UKC) (AKC)
  6. He has a lifespan of 13-15 years
  7. In terms of temperament, this dog is happy, eager, intelligent, energetic, bold, and obedient
  8. The female has a height of 31-35 cm
  9. The male has a height of 34-38 cm
  10. The male weighs 5.9 – 7.7 kg while the female weighs 5.9kg – 7.7kg
  11. Parson Russell Terrier comes in an array of colors such as lemon & white, tri-color, white & tan, black & white
  12. The average puppy price is $300-$500