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Parson Russell Terrier

Anyone who knows one of these dogs well will tell you they are bold and gentle, hardy and tenacious, which are ideal qualities for working underground.

About the Parson Russell Terrier

These active and agile working dogs are built for speed and endurance. Their kind and loyal nature makes the Parson Russell Terrier a charming family pet.

Although small, these dogs enjoy nothing more than running outside, therefore they are not best suited to life in apartments or homes without yards.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
13–15 years

Lively / Agile / Even-tempered / Confident / Friendly

Key facts

  • Needs little training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires a lot of grooming

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