Parson Russell Terrier


Parson Russell Terrier

Infobox Dogbreed
name= Parson Russell Terrier


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country= United Kingdom
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ankcgroup= Group 2 (Terrier)
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ukcgroup = Terrier
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note= Some kennel clubs consider this the same breed as the Jack Russell Terrier|

The Parson Russell Terrier was recognized by the UK Kennel Club in 1990, and the American Kennel Club in 2001, under the name Parson Jack Russell Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier, respectively.

The Parson Russell Terrier is descended from early white-bodied fox-working terriers used in the hunt field. At the end of the 19th Century, these dogs were drawn into the Kennel Club as "fox terriers," but their still-working antecedents were referred to as "Jack Russell" terriers throughout the 20th Century, in honor of the Rev. John "Jack" Russell, a noted fox hunter of the 19th Century "The Sporting Parson".

In time, Kennel Club Fox Terriers and working Jack Russell Terriers looked completely different, with fox terriers growing both larger in the chest and also having longer heads. Today, Kennel Club fox terriers are rarely found at work in the field.

The name "Parson Russell" Terrier was chosen by the American Kennel Club because of a compromise with the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America.

Temperament

The Parson, like their cousin the Jack Russell, is a bold and energetic happy go lucky terrier. They often do well with people who possess those same attributes, as well as patience and a sense of humor. Parsons can do very well with children, but many Parsons won't tolerate being handled roughly, so it is not recommended that they be placed in homes with very young children. They are very intelligent and eager to please. Many excel in activities such as obedience, agility, conformation and earthdog.

Parsons do not do well in flats because they need space to exercise. If leaving the Parson home all day while one works, leaving a radio or TV on and/or having a playmate for your Terrier is suggested as the Parsons are very social creatures.

Because the Parson was bred to hunt, it can be difficult for them to live with some pets such as small rodents. However, they will get along fine with cats if raised with them.

The dogs are loving, loyal, and make great family pets with people who treat these animals as family members.Fact|date=November 2007

ee also

*Jack Russell Terrier

External links

* [http://www.prtaa.org Parson Russell Terrier Association of America]
* [http://www.terrierman.com/historypics.htm A Pictorial History of Terriers ]
* [http://www.cprta.org/ Canadian Parson Russell Terrier Association]
* [http://www.parsonrussellterrier.net/ Association of Parson Russel Terrier Fanciers (Canada)]
* [http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/gm72/index.htm Parson Russell Terrier Club (UK)]


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