Parson Russell Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – at least 14 inches at the shoulders
    Females – at least 13 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    13 to 17 lbs.
  • Coat

  • Color

    White, white with black or tan markings, or tricolor
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


A bold and clever fox hunter first bred in England in the mid-1800s, the Parson Russell Terrier has exceptional strength and endurance. Friendly, outgoing and playful, the breed is tenacious in the field and affectionate at home. Though good with children, he does not tolerate rough handling. Full of energy, the Parson requires regular exercise and attention, and his clean coat is relatively low-maintenance.

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