Parsons Jack Russell's - Does anyone own one? General Chat

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  1. Baileys Blind

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    Parsons Jack Russell's - Does anyone own one?

    Does anyone on here own one??

    I've been eyeing them up for years and there's a top breeder close to me but I was just wondering what they are actually like to own??

    After reading about their traits they sound fab, I love the terrier mentality and their sense of mischief and fun and Poppy's really changed my mind about small dogs.

    So what's the down and dirty on them please???

    Thank You

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  3. Murf

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    My granddad had long legged jack russell's no idea if they were parsons or not to be honest ..
    They were farm dogs and natural ratters ..
    Feisty with no fear but they were great with us as kids ...

    Ps you going down the breeder route /(which is cool btw.lol)
    Loads of jrt type pups end up in rescue if you go the rehome route ...
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    I have half a one! Not sure what Tilly takes after the most but she is very willing to learn and after a lot of hard work, very trainable. Although she isnt very terrierish. Can be a gobby madam though!
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    I had a prt for 14 years he was a lovely lively easy going terrier, loved a good romp in the woods and happy to chill at home. He used to come to work with me and sleep under my desk until lunch time when we'd go for a stroll along the high street where he'd chat to everyone and then half an hour in the park and back to resume his duties under the desk till home time and his proper walk. He had a gruff bark but didn't bark much to be honest. He got on well with other dogs and was a generally easy highly trained, very agile dog. He was a smooth coated tri colour from a breeder.
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    Don't get me wrong, I love to rescue and feel like I'm helping out in a small way with both dog and rescue but I've only ever had rescues of one type or another and I really fancy a puppy puppy (weeks instead of months old) so I can start with a clean slate so to speak instead of sorting out other peoples messes first for a change :?

    This arthritis thing with Kiz has also made me rethink regarding health tests and geneaology.

    I'm not interested in breeding and will more than likely have her spade but just for a change it'd be nice to make sure they are socialised from an early age etc :lol:
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    I've got 2 PRTs, now aged 9 and 8. They are typical terriers, quite feisty but not as 'manic' as JRTs.
    They can do a bit of barking at home......knock on the door, someone walking past, but they never bark when out on a walk. I put it down to the 'hunting instinct'?
    The younger one is always looking for ....rats, squirrels in the woods, digging at mole-hills....the chase is his thing, although he's had a few rats and is very efficient at dispatching them.
    The other one has no interest what so ever, other than running half heartedly after squirrels.

    I found them quite easy to train, they have excellent recall, but I've never gone down the 'tricks' route.
    I love 'em to bits!:grin:

    The downside?......They shed hair, constantly, all year round.
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    IME behaviour wise they are no different to the non KC JRT, for good and bad, and with the same individuality.

    Some are argumentative, others are easy-going, some have a strong working instinct, others are less bothered.

    The calmer more laid-back, lower hunting drive ones are unsurprisingly much easier to train, including recall.

    So it can depend very much on the particularly dog you get, a good reason to ensure you meet as many of the prospective dog's relatives as possible.
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    Hi
    I have one .. Eddie he's 15 weeks old and although he is very mischievous he's so much fun and very friendly to all people and dogs alike he's a really confident little fella and keeps us entertained I'd definitely recommend

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