Parson Russell Terrier

Other names : Parson Terrier, Parson, Parson Jack Russell Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Parson Russell Terrier has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 13 and 15 in

Adult weight

Female Between 11 and 18 lb
Male Between 11 and 18 lb
Coat colour
White Black
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Parson Russell Terrier costs between £450 and £650

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More details about the Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier: Origins and history

The Reverend John Russell, a keen country sportsman, was the originator of the Parson Russell breed. It was bred for the first time in the early 1800’s, with a bitch named Trump, who was thought to have been purchased from a milkman. With a white body and tail and head markings, the first line of Jack Russell Terriers began. The breed later became recognised as the Parson Russell, (as opposed to the Jack Russell who has slightly shorter legs) with KC recognition following several years later in 1990.

FCI classification of the Parson Russell Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 1 : Large and medium sized Terriers

Training a Parson Russell Terrier

Early training and mixing with people from a young age will produce a happy, sociable pet. Although the Parson Russell is a very intelligent dog, they do get easily bored. Because of this, short training sessions, without much repetition, are advised. Patient, consistent and firm training methods are required.

Parson Russell Terrier: Purchase price

Expect to pay anywhere between £450 to £650 for a dog, depending if he is KC registered or not.

Taking into consideration the cost of pet insurance and vaccinations, together with feeding costs, a Parson Russell terrier will set you back around £50 to £70 per month.

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