Parson Russell Terrier

Breed Details


Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:


6-8 Kg (Approx)

Life Span:

13-15 years (Approx)


A mostly white breed with either a smooth, rough or broken coat, it conforms to a narrower range of sizes than the Jack Russell.

Workmanlike, active and agile; built for speed and endurance. Overall picture of balance and flexibility.


The Parson Russell Terrier is a breed of small white terrier that was the original Fox Terrier of the 18th century. The breed is named after the person credited with the creation of this type of dog, the Reverend John "Jack" Russell.


The Parson is a feisty and energetic type of Terrier. They can excel in dog sports such as flyball or agility and require vigorous exercise in order to prevent them from becoming bored and potentially destructive in the home. They can be suited to live with children but as they have a typical Terrier temperament, they will not tolerate rough handling.


The Parson Russell Terrier has two coat types: smooth and broken (rough). Both require regular brushing, the smooth with a thick brush or hound glove, and the rough with a pin or slicker brush. Rough coats will require plucking or clipping to avoid matting of the longer hairs.


Currently no Breeders in SA for this Breed