Parson Russell Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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The Parson Russell Terrier was formally known as the Jack Russell Terrier. Originating in 19th century England, the Parson Russell Terrier was used to hunt small game, particularly fox.
The Parson Russell Terrier is squarely built, agile, active, and independent. This breed is small, muscular, and well-suited for going to ground.
The Parson Russell Terrier breed is not recommended for first time dog owners. The Parson Russell Terrier is intensely energetic, spirited, and demanding. They are loving, devoted, and fearless. They will become destructive if bored or restless. They do best in a home with older considerate children. This breed is typically dog aggressive and does not do well with other household pets.
Regular brushing and combing is recommended. Bathing should only be done when necessary. Professional stripping of the coat is required twice a year. Parson Russell Terrier's are prone to such health issues as Legg-Perthes, eye disease, and deafness.
The Parson Russell Terrier has two varieties of coat: Broken and Smooth. Either coat is a double coat that is harsh, close, dense, glossy, and straight. This breed sheds little to no hair.
The Parson Russell Terrier is intelligent and obedient. However, they are determined and willful. Early intense socialization and obedience training are crucial. This breed requires a dominant handler. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
A highly active breed, the Parson Russell Terrier requires an inordinate amount of exercise and activity. This breed does not do well in an apartment if left alone for extended periods of time. They do best with a securely fenced yard, provided the fencing is buried into the ground and of sufficient height to contain these diggers and jumpers. They thrive on and enjoy family activity, tracking, hunting, agility, and performing tricks.
13-17 lbs
Male: 14; Female: 13 inches
White; White with black or tan markings; may be tri-color.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2021

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How much do Parson Russell Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Parson Russell Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Parson Russell Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Parson Russell Terriers sold is $1,475.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Parson Russell Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $4,500 or even more for a Parson Russell Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Parson Russell Terriers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,475.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $4,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1426 Parson Russell Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Parson Russell Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Parson Russell Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Parson Russell Terrier Names for 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1426 Parson Russell Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Buddy
  • 2. Litter Due
  • 3. Taffy
  • 4. Georgia
  • 5. Whiskey
  • 6. Happy
  • 7. Rascal
  • 8. Avery
  • 9. Diva
  • 10. Liberty
  • 11. Lily
  • 12. Molly
  • 13. Paco
  • 14. Ruby
  • 15. Ace
  • 16. Axel
  • 17. Basil
  • 18. Buster
  • 19. Charm
  • 20. Diamond

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Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Anonymous asked:
Do Parson Russell Terrier's come in two sizes?



No, the Parson Russell Terrier comes in one size. The females height is 13 inches, while the males height is 14 inches.


In a manner of speaking, the Jack Russell can have short legs or long legs, but Jack Russells are pretty much considered a medium sized dog. The Rat Terrier is much taller and looks a little like the Jack Russell.

Anonymous asked:
Does The Parson Russell Terrier breed require to have coat cut or should it be the natural length it grows?



If you want, you can cut your dogs coat short but it is not necessary. The fur will grow to the desired length of the breed and stop naturally.


Parson Russel can have short or broken coat (slightly longer shaggy) hair. Shaggy hair is better than short hair for winter months.

Anonymous asked:
Do Parson Russell Terrier' go well with other pets?



The Parson Russell Terrier is a wonderful family companion. But their owners must understand that the breed has a very large prey drive. Which means that they are prone to chase small animals. However, they can be trained to live happily with other pets such as another dog, a cat, a bird and/or a rodent. But precautions should always be taken and supervision is a must with this breed around small animals.


I have had 2, both rescues, and no issues. It is important to exercise them and be the pack leader.

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Are there brindle colored Parson Russell Terrier puppies?

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No, the brindle coloration of the Parson Russell Terrier is a disqualification from the show ring. So a qualified and reputable breeder will make sure that his/her stock does not have the brindle line in it at all.

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What is the average lifespan of a Parson Russell Terrier?

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The average life-span of the Parson Russell Terrier is 15 - 17 years.

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Updated: 5/9/2021