Parson Russell Terriers are busy, brave and confident little terriers. They are hunters extraordinaire and were traditionally used for fox hunting in England. Nowadays they are well established in our family homes. They are doing less hunting but still have the potential to do so.
Early training is important, and Parson Russells need clear boundaries and good leadership. Like most terriers, they can be stubborn and at times can be hard to live with. But their cuteness factor and handsomeness outweigh these challenges.
Parson Russells know what they want and will demand it from you. If not, your cute terrier may turn into a little less cute terror! They like action and require mental challenges. If these are not given they will get frustrated, and they have a slight tendency to show anger when frustrated. To avoid this, they need stimulation and exercise.
They love to be trained and this is best done through consequent leadership, praise and play. It's said that a Parson Russell Terrier has the memory of an elephant and isn’t likely to forget any kind of mistreatment.
Their coats are easy to look after and require brushing once in a while. They love the water, so bathing will be required whenever they come home dirty from puddle water or mud!
|Life expectancy:||13-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|