meet theRussell Terrier

The Russell Terrier is a strong, hardy, earth-working Terrier. He is full of life and moves with confidence that matches his keen expression. The breed's handy size, small flexible chest, nose, strong voice and fearless nature make it an excellent specimen to work vermin below ground. Its weatherproof coat may be smooth, broken or rough and is predominantly white with tan and/or black markings.

theHistory

Training &Temperament

The breed possesses a vast amount of energy, so it does best with an active family that spends a lot of time outdoors. It will remain devoted and loving to its 'people' for its lifetime. Intelligent beyond measure, these happy little dogs love their people, need to be busy, and throw themselves into any game or job as it they a diving into a burrow in hot pursuit of fox. They master tricks with ease. Russels do best with active, creative people who have a good sense of humor.

  • Children

    Yes

    79% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    74%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    91% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    48% agree

Did You Know?

The ancestry of the breed combines the ultimate size, instinct, and construction for the working earth terrier.

The Russell Terrier is considered the ultimate working earth terrier never bred for bench.

Country of origin England. Country of development Australia.

The Russell Terrier has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since October 2005.

The Russell Terrier has been assigned the Terrier Group designation.

The Russell Terrier is AKC's 175th breed.

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
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Dog Names
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