OF ORIGIN: England.
dog and family pet.
SIZE: The ideal shoulder-height is 35cm (13 3/4 in) for dogs and 33cm (13
in) for bitches.
COAT: There are smooth-haired and rough-haired Parson Jack Russell
Terriers. Both types of coat should
be wiry, dense, and thick. They
are usually predominantly white with tan, lemon, black, or with
markings in three colors - preferably restricted to the head and root of
REQUIRED: The Parson Jack
Russell Terrier is easy to care for. During shedding you should remove loose
hairs every day with a rubber brush. The rough type requires its coat to be plucked occasionally.
CHARACTER: This is a very active, intelligent, and cunning dog that is
vigilant, bold and enterprising, hard upon itself, brave (sometimes almost
foolhardy). This dog usually
has plenty of self-confidence - verging on a wish to
dominate - and it quite independent.
TRAINING: These dogs can learn very quickly but try to have their own way in
everything. Do not let
yourself be won over by
their mischievous charm; they know perfectly well what they are doing. Remain consistent at all times!
BEHAVIOR: Usually this
breed produces uncomplicated and socially acceptable dogs. They get on well with other household pets
and love to play with children. When
their social training has been good, they can also get on with the
household cat but they frequently
cannot resist the urge to chase a cat which runs away from them - they are
still hunting dogs! Some dogs
with a more dominant nature
can be foolhardy in the presence of larger dogs. Visiting strangers will always be announced.
EXERCISE: These dogs have enormous reserves of energy and you must do
your best to find ways to burn this off. They need much more exercise than
three walks around the block a day. The
Parson Jack Russell Terrier needs to run about and frolic every day. They love to dig. They will feel
absolutely at home on a farm where they can also be useful in dealing with
vermin. They are ideally
suited for activities such as agility skills and playing catch.