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.

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Key updates

Ruth Wilford

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have already donated towards Ruth Wilford’s wish to have a bench in her memory put in the Churchyard at Swimbridge.


If any other members would like to make a contribution in memory of Ruth please make cheques out to ‘The Parson Russell Terrier Club’ and send them to the Secretary; Jane Newport, Whitehills Farm, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon, OX18 4PE. For BACS transfers please use the following bank account details; The Parson Russell Terrier Club, Sort Code 20-94-74, Account Number 10201022, please label your transfer with RHW followed by your initials and surname.

2020 Championship Show

The Officers and Committee of The Parson Russell Terrier Club confirm that the Championship Show on the 1st November 2020 has been cancelled.


Despite the considerable effort to ensure that we could continue to hold this show the recent actions taken by the Government has given us no choice but to cancel the event.


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at our shows in 2021.

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.


To contact us, fill out the form and we’ll get right back to you. If you are contacting us about puppies please read the Getting a PRT page.

PRT Club Chairman - Cass Samways

PRT Club Secretary - Mrs Jane Newport, Whitehills Farm, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4PE 01993 822806

PRT Club Membership Secretary - Mrs Suzan Dolman

PRT Club Health Coordinator - Dr Sarah Broadberry

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