Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier

This dog loves to hunt , chase, and dig. It does well with children and strangers but may tend to bark.

Breed Overview

This breed was developed in England to hunt foxes and also be able to keep up with horses. These little dogs are friendly, bold, and intelligent yet independent. They are full of energy, loving to explore, chase, and dig. They are outgoing and get along well with children, but may bark at strangers. They make good pets for active people and experienced dog handlers. Parson Russell Terriers need plenty of daily exercise such as a long walk or engaging game. Grooming these dogs is minimal, only requiring occasional brushing to remove dead hair.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 12-14"
Weight: 14-18 lb
Lifespan: 15 years or more

Breed Traits

Adventurous, Entertaining, Mischievous,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Parson Russell Terrier:
Less Common Concerns for Parson Russell Terrier:
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