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Parson Jack Russell Dog Breed Profile

Parson Jack Russel
This dog was named after a Parson called John (Jack) Russell who wanted a feisty little dog to flush out foxes.

Other Names:
Parson, Parson Terrier

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Origin: England

Breed Purpose: Hunting Foxes

Kennel Club Dog Group: Terrier

Height: Bitch 33cm., Dog 36cm.

Weight: Bitch 5-6.5kg., Dog 5.5-8kg.

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Exercise Needs: This is an active little dog that needs around an hour per day of exercise. Off lead exercise is a must for this dog that loves to follow trails.

Feeding Needs: These dogs have no special food requirements. They thrive on a natural, home prepared diet.

Common Ailments: The Parson Jack Russell is a healthy dog with few hereditary problems. They can suffer with cataracts and other eye diseases.

Physical Description: This is a small but compact little dog with a flat skull, almond shaped eyes, and V-shaped folded ears. The body is sturdy and the tradiationally docked tail is carried high. There are two types of coat, broken and wire haired. The coat colours are white with black, lemon, and solid white. Overall this dog has the appearance of a sturdy working dog with an alert and lively attitude.

Parson Jack Russell K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

This working terrier is very friendly and intelligent. They like children but will often chase other pets.

They can be feisty with other dogs, even large ones. They adapt easily to living in an apartment or in the city as long as they have enough exercise.

The Parson Jack Russell would suit an active family, single people or an elderly person who is still fit, enthusiastic and energetic.
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