Parson Russell Terrier

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Registries: AKC, CKC
Occupation: Hunter,
performance sports
Size: 13 to 14 in tall; 13 to
17 lbs
Longevity: 14 to 16 years
Exercise: Vigorous daily
Training: Moderate; hard to
keep challenged
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Black and white, brown
and white, tricolour

Less common than the Jack Russell, this is the Reverend John Russell’s other legacy to breed registries: a longer-legged terrier, able to keep up with horses on a hunt but still compact enough to dig after foxes. Originally classified with the Jack Russell, it has the same ebullience and energy as its near-namesake, and also comes in wireand smooth-haired coats. The wire-haired type was preferred by the breed’s originator, but both types are equally popular today.



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