Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Size
Small
Height
Males – at least 14 inches at the shoulders, Females – at least 13 inches at the shoulders
Weight
13 to 17 lbs.
Coat
Short
Color
White, white with black or tan markings, or tricolor
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation

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.

Did you know?

The Parson Russell Terrier got its name from the renowned British huntsman, the Rev. John Russell, "The Sporting Parson."

Training Parson Russel Terriers

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