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Parson Russell Terrier

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The Parson Russell Terrier got its name from the renowned British huntsman, the Rev. John Russell, "The Sporting Parson."
Also Known As:
Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – at least 35.5 centimetres at the shoulders
    Females – at least 33 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight 5.5 to 8 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour White, white with black or tan markings, or tricolour
  • Activities Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both