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Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson is a bold and energetic happy go lucky terrier. Parson Russell Terriers are cyclones in dog form.They often do well with people who possess those same attributes, as well as patience and a sense of humor. Parsons can do very well with children, but many Parsons won't tolerate being handled roughly, so it is not recommended that they be placed in homes with very young children. They are very intelligent and eager to please. Many excell in activities such as obedience, agility, conformation and earthdog. Parsons do not do well in apartments because they need space to exercise. If leaving the Parson home all day while one works, leaving a radio or TV on and/or having a playmate for your Terrier is suggested as the Parsons are very social creatures. Because the Parson was bred to hunt, it can be difficult for them to live with some pets such as small rodents. However, they will get along fine with cats if raised with them. The dogs are loving, loyal, and make great family pets with people who treat these animals as family members. Parson Russell Terriers are cyclones in dog form.