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.
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.
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.
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