meet theParson Russell Terrier

theHistory

Training &Temperament

At home he is energetic, playful, overwhelmingly affectionate and highly active. He can be difficult if not properly trained. From the time he is a puppy until old age, he will require a great deal of attention and exercise. Outgoing and friendly, the Parson is tenacious in the field and affectionate in the home. No matter the venue, the breed is filled with energy, so he requires regular exercise and attention. Although good with children, he does not tolerate rough handling from toddlers.

  • Children

    Yes

    88% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    75%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    93% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    38% agree

Did You Know?

The Parson Russell Terrier is AKC's 145th breed.

The Parson Russell Terrier was first bred in the south of England in the mid-1800's to hunt European red fox, both over and underground, for the sport of kings.

The breed got its name from the most renowned of British huntsman, Reverend John Russell, "The Sporting Parson," whose passion for fox hunting, hounds, and working terriers is legendary.

Arthur Heinemann, who founded the Parson Jack Russell Terrier Club in 1914, drafted the first Jack Russell breed standard in 1904.

After John Russell's death, the name "Jack Russell" was misused to describe all mix and manner of working and hunt terriers, many of which bore little, if any, similarity to Russell's own terriers.

To date, the Parson Jack Russell has been recognized under the F.C.I. umbrella by News in Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, and Australia.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Brown Markings 022
Cream Markings 044
Tan Markings 012
Tri Color Markings 024