Jack Russell Terrier Question

What is the difference between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Parson Russell terrier??

    In Jack Russell Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 3/13/2013 2:29:38 PM
Honestly...NOTHING...It is a registery thing..AKC wanted to get away from the shorty JRs so they started calling them Parsons..If you do want a TRUE Jack Russell, get a JRTCA (Jack Russell Terrier Club of America) registerable dog. JRTCA is out to keep the breed true to what Rev. John Russell started. Alot of the AKC dogs were JRTCA dogs at one point, but due to certain circumstances they were either kicked out of the club or changed to AKC because of their opinions.
    Answered by karispups - 4/9/2013 1:51:49 AM

Jack Russell breeders resisted entry into the AKC for many years because the AKC wanted a specific standard for size, coat, etc. To true loyalists of the breed this was unnaceptable because they believed that breeding for specific traits of size, coat and confirmation would destroy the one trait that lovers of the Jack Russell treasure most...personality and hunting instinct. In order to accommodate the different sizes, the AKC first accepted the longer legged Jacks (between 12-15") as Parson Russell Terriers and the smaller Russell Terriers (under 12"). The JRTCA accepts Jack Russells of all sizes and still promotes the original characteristics of the breed.
    Answered by bearrunfarm - 9/14/2014 10:26:25 AM