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Parson Russell Terrier



The Parson Russell Terrier was first bred in the south of England in the mid-1800's to hunt European red fox, both over and under the ground.


Once known as the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson is now recognized by the American Kennel Club. The name was changed in April, 2003.


The Parson Russell is named for the most renowned of British huntsmen, Rev. John Russell, "The Sporting Parson" (1795-1883), whose passion for foxhunting, hounds and working terriers is legendary.


This terrier was used to hunt small game, particularly fox, by digging them out of their den.


They are great companions as long as they get enough exercise. If they don't they can become a nuisance.


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Taken on February 11, 2008