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Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Jack Russell Terrier
Breed Group: Terrrier Group Height Male: 13-15 inches
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 13-15 inches
Breed Origin: Great Britain Weight: 14-17 pounds
The Parson Russell Terrier is a small but sturdy dog. He has a compact yet athletic build and an alert expression. The coat of the Parson Russell Terrier can vary, as there are two varieties of this breed - the broken coat and the smooth. The broken coat has a rough texture, and the smooth coat has a close fitting, sleek coat. The coloring of the Parson Russell Terrier is white with markings that can be brown, tan, black, or tri-colored. The Parson Russell Terrier weighs in at 12-17 pounds and the height of these dogs is around 13-15 inches.

The Parson Russell Terrier, until 2003, was known as the Jack Russell Terrier. This is an active and determined breed with plenty of spirit. The Parson Russell Terrier is enthusiastic about everything that he does, and has bags of stamina and courage. He is fearless and will take on a dog five times his size if he feels like it. These dogs are playful, love to be part of family activities, and are very affectionate. They also have a strong independent streak. The Parson Russell Terrier does need plenty of exercise and activity, but due to his inquisitive nature he needs to be kept in a safe and secured area whenever he is not on a leash. This is not the dog for those with little time for their pets, as he can get easily bored without interaction and stimulation, and this can result in destructive behavior.

These dogs love to dig, and his tendency to bark makes the Parson Russell Terrier an effective watchdog. The Parson Russell Terrier is an intelligent dog and a quick learner, but his stubborn and assertive personality can make him a handful when it comes to training. The breed is therefore best suited to those with some experience of dog ownership. With praise and reward based training methods the Parson Russell Terrier can do very well in obedience, however you will need a lot of patience and consistency with this breed while training. He will get along well with children that are gentle and considerate, and will usually get along fine with strangers. However, the Parson Russell Terrier can be aggressive with other dogs, and his high prey drive means that he may chase smaller animals and move in for the kill.

The Parson Russell Terrier originates from Great Britain, and until 2003 was known as the Jack Russell Terrier. Bred to hunt with foxhounds, the breed was originally developed by a student named Jack Russell. This breed was registered with the AKC in 1998.
The life expectancy of the Parson Russell Terrier is around 13-16 years, and although generally a hardy and health breed there are a few health problems to look out for. This includes luxating patella, Legg-Perthes, deafness, eye problems, ataxia, thyroid problems, and vWD. The parents of the Parson Russell Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates, and the puppy should have a BAER certificate to ensure normal hearing.





Parson Russell Terrier

Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 1
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 5+
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
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Lynda Pratt
United States
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