- WEIGHT: 15 to 19 lbs
- HEIGHT: 16 inches
- COLOR(S): White should cover most of coat. Brindle, red, or liver markings are undesirable.
- BREED GROUP: Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
WEIGHT: 13 to 17 lbs
HEIGHT: 13 to 14 inches
COLOR(S): White, white with black or white with tan markings.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a cheerful, merry, devoted, and loving dog. Spirited and obedient, yet absolutely fearless. Careful and amusing, he enjoys games and playing with toys. Stable Parson's are friendly and generally kind to children. Children should be taught not to tease or hit the dog.
All coat types are easy to groom. Comb and brush regularly with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. To show, owners must strip the coat. Like the rough coat, the broken coated Parson needs to be stripped out also.
Some are prone to dislocation of the kneecaps, inherited eye diseases, deafness, Legg Perthes-a disease of the hip joints of small breeds of dogs.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a pleasant companion when it is sufficiently exercised; however if they do not get enough, they may become a nuisance. They need to be taken on a long, daily, brisk walk. In addition, he will be in his glory with space to run, hunt and play.
They need a firm, experienced trainer. Parsons who have been allowed to take over can be aggressive with other dogs. Nervousness, cowardice or over-aggressiveness should be discouraged and it should always appear confident.
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