The Parson Russell Terrier Club was formed in 1983 and is the parent club in the UK for the Parson Russell Terrier.
The PRT is very popular as a pet, showdog, and working dog as well as excelling in a number of other canine activities. The PRT is an active, playful and sturdy breed,
Full of character he is always ready to enjoy whatever the day has to offer. He is a handy, go anywhere, size and generally stays fit and well into old age.
Work opportunities are limited these days for this traditionally working terrier but their energy and independence has adapted well to many other activities.
They will romp happily with children, can excel at mini agility, enjoy socialising as a PAT Dog and even become a TV Star.
A popular breed for the show ring amongst exhibitors the PRT can be a particularly good choice for a junior handler and the club is keen to encourage it's younger members.
Health Issues in Parson Russell Terriers
A message from Sarah Broadberry, Breed Health Co-ordinator
I am trying to create a reliable record of health issues in PRTs. Several times they are shared on social media and it would be good to capture this information more formally.
Please could I therefore request that this form is used by members and any other Parson Russell Terrier owners whose dogs are registered with the Kennel Club. If an issue is raised, it can be recorded on this form. It takes minutes to complete and is phone/tablet/desktop compatible. It does request the dogs Kennel Club name as this really is necessary to build a picture of the disease incidence in the breed. If people wish to not include their details that is acceptable. It does ask for confirmation whether the information can be shared more widely.
Please see below Genetic tests that are available for the PRT