Non-sporting Breeds

Parson Jack Russell Terrier

Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: ANKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 13-14 in (33-35cm) Bitch: 12-13 in (30-33cm)
Coat: Smooth, or rough and broken
Color: Entirely white or with tan, lemon, or black markings, preferably confined to head and root of tail

The Parson Jack Russell Terrier takes its name from a sporting parson, Jack Russell, who lived in the county of Devon, England, in the 1800s. He was a horseman, a terrier judge, and one of the early members of the British Kennel Club. Parson Russell developed this strain of terriers from various early types of Wire Fox Terrier to obtain dogs that would run with hounds and bolt the fox from its lair. Their coat may be either rough and broken, or smooth. The Parson Jack Russell is still an extremely good working terrier, and has become enormously popular as a household pet. It can be somewhat excitable and is best suited to being the companion of an active child. It requires little grooming.
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