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    Parson Russell Terrier Puppies

    The San Diego Parson Russell Terrier originated from the Fox Terriers of the 18th century. They are small sized terriers that are white in color. The breed is named after their creator; John ‘Jack’ Russell. The breed was first recognized in the United States in 1997 as the Jack Russell Terrier. The name was changed in 1999 and by 2000, the dog was known internationally by the name Parson Russell Terrier. This is a unique dog breed to add in the family.


    The Parson Russell Terrier puppies San Diego are mostly recognized as white dog breeds. The breed has a strong head that is proportional to its body. The muzzle is very strong and rectangular in shape. The stop is well defined but not as prominent. The nose is usually black. The eyes are almond shaped, moderate in size and dark in color. The ears are V-shaped and fold forward. The teeth make a strong scissors bite. The chest is narrow but with a moderate depth. The legs are straight. The feet are catlike.

    The Parson Russell Terrier puppy San Diego has a double coat that is harsh. The coat comes in both wire and smooth hairs. The coat color is predominantly with white and black, tan or grizzle markings. There may also be a tricolor combination. Brindle markings call for a disqualification in show rings.


    The San Diego Parson Russell Terrier puppies are generally cheerful, devoted, loving and merry. It is obedient, high spirited and fearless. The dog enjoys games and playing with its toys. It is also friendly with kids. All in all, kids must be taught not to hit or tease him else he will become aggressive. They are intelligent and need a strong pack leader. They may also suffer from the Small Dog Syndrome. Give him rules and make sure he follows them.

    The Parson Russell Terrier puppies San Diego are highly trainable. They can perform remarkable tricks and have been featured on TV and in movies. The dog needs to be shown authority else it will develop undesirable behaviors. It is also important to note that this dog breed has a high hunting instinct so must be on a leash when taking the pack walks else it will chase after small animals. Even so, this is not a dog breed for everyone. It needs a strong master and one willing to exercise and train him sufficiently.


    Some breeds are prone to kneecaps dislocation, inherited eye problems, deafness and Legg Perthes (a hip joint disease).


    The double coat of the Parson Russell Terrier puppy San Diego is easy to groom. Only needs regular brushing. It should be bathed when absolutely necessary. The hair should be stripped. The dog makes a perfect companion when sufficiently exercised. Needs daily long walks and will do great in a yard to play. When properly exercised, he will be fine in an apartment.

    Average size

    Height: 12 to 14 inches

    Weight: 14 to 18 pounds

    Life expectancy

    About 15 years

    Typical use

    Family dog

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