Russell Terrier
Russell Terrier
Size
Small
Height
10 to 12 inches
Weight
11 to 13 pounds
Coat
Smooth – Short; Broken – Medium; Rough – Medium
Color
White with tan and/or black markings
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Hunting, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Lure Coursing, Earthdog Trials

Bred to go to ground to hunt vermin, the Russell Terrier is a small, robust dog with a confident personality. The breed has three coat varieties: Smooth, Broken and Rough. Energetic, curious and playful, he is a good match for active families. The keen, intelligent Russell Terrier thrives on being outdoors and needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. His dense, weatherproof coat requires minimal grooming.

Did you know?

Descending from Reverend John Russell’s fox working terriers in the 19th century, the Russell Terrier originated in England but was developed in Australia, where it is called the Jack Russell Terrier.

Training Russell Terriers

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