What is the difference between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Parson Russell Terrier?
Your question intrigued me as I'd never heard of a Parson Russell, so I looked it up. It appears the Parson is taller and lighter in weight, having a slightly squarer face and coarser coat. The longer legs were bred so that they could accompany horses on hunts, presumably to run faster. I'm now trying to find out more! As a matter of trivia, the French are really keen on Jack Russells; many of them are called d'Jack! The d' is to overcome the soft French pronunciation of the letter j - weird, eh?!
The Parson Russell Terrier was developed by Rev. Parson, an avid fox hunter in the 1800's. Following his death the Parson Russell Terrier was crossed with other terriers and the Welsh Corgi to create the Jack Russell Terrier.
Our friend has a Parson's Jack Russell called 'Dave'. They are taller than the Jack Russells we are generally used to seeing, but if Dave is anything to go by they have a great temperament.
The Parson also has longer legs than the jack and a mostly white coat with little tan or black markings. It should also have a longer head and larger body than the jack. The breed standard also requires the height to be within 13 and 14 inches at the withers while the Jack comes in a greater variety of heights.The nose should also always be black. A brown or liver coloured nose is a with holding fault in the show ring. The jack Russell sometimes has a wire coat whereas the Parson shougld have a much softer coat.
by blakesgm 9 years ago
best dog temperament for companion jack russell terrierhave 9 yr old spayed female Jack russell terrier. want to adopt a big dog. which breed would be best to get along with JRT?
by VintageTidbits 9 years ago
I adopted a Jack Russell terrier from the Humane Society 2 1/2 years ago. She is about 4 years old and spayed. She was been a sweetheart until we moved 8 months ago. She is still very friendly with all people but she now challenges every dog she sees. We have moved to a high...
by Namowdooga 3 years ago
My 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier is urinating on my 4 month old puppy constantly, why?
by beverlyannblock 7 years ago
What kind of dog do you have?
by Mark Knowles 9 years ago
Ok, I am not normally too soppy, but my dad sent me a photo of my brother's new dog, and it is just too cute not to post:
by mummy19uk 8 years ago
is a jack russel terrier good to have around a newborn
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