Parson Russell Terrier
Formerly known as the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier has since been classified as its very own distinct breed.
Parsons are relatively small, active and lively 'pawsome' pals, and mainly white in colour with some other coloured markings being common.
Originally used with foxhounds to go to ground after foxes they are small enough to burrow into a fox's lair, and quick and little independent problem solvers. They have long legs, which were ideal for keeping up with the horses; but their body is shaped to allow them to be able to get into small spaces - so you might want to make sure the base of your properties fences are secure.
As a breed the Parson Russell Terrier is easy to please, they aren't fussy eaters.
The Parson Russell can be rough or smooth coated; but both 'pawfect' pals have a dense double coat. The rough coated Parson requires hand stripping, at least twice a year.
The smooth coated Parson is much easier to groom; a rubber-grooming mitt will remove the dead and shedding hairs. Both types of coat should be brushed weekly.
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