The Parson Russell is named after the Reverend John Russell, a hunting clergyman, who was particularly interested in terriers.
Anyone looking for a small, hardy terrier with great stamina – especially if they have a garden that needs digging.
Anyone who dislikes digging. Parson Russells were bred to go to ground and it is quite common for them to get stuck down rabbit holes and need rescuing.
Parson Terrier, Parson, Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Small - but bigger than most cats
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
variable (smooth, spikey)
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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