COVID, PUPPIES, AND THE KENNEL CLUB

KC NEW RELEASE:  WARNING AS SCAMMERS CASH IN ON IMPULSIVE PANDEMIC PUPPY BUYING.

According to research from the Kennel Club, one in four puppy buyers spend less than two hours to decide on their puppy, with thousands then being duped by rogue breeders and online scams. 

 

THE CORONAVIRUS PUPPY BOOM- ONE IN FOUR ADMIT IMPULSE BUYING A PANDEMIC PUPPY

New research from the Kennel Club shows a quarter of new owners admit buying a puppy during the coronavirus pandemic with little research

 

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR A PRT?

AGE

One thing you might want to consider is the age of the dog you may wish to have in your home. Sometimes Breeders or our Welfare Club have dogs that they rehome for a number of reasons. Some of them are veteran dogs are some are younger. Or you might only consider a puppy and to do the house training and obedience training yourself.

HEALTH

Since lockdown back in March 2020 there has been a surge of interest by the general public to buy puppies. Evidence shows that enquiries for Parson Russell Terrier puppies are being received daily both direct to Breeders and via our Club website.

 

We would like to highlight to our Members and potential new owners who are hoping to purchase a Parson Russell Terrier puppy the importance of ensuring that puppies and their parents are fully health tested and all puppies are viewed with their mothers. Health information can be found on the Kennel Club website and breeders should be asked if their breeding stock is health tested and happy to share the results with potential puppy buyers.

 

There are currently three DNA health tests;

COLOURS

Here is a list of colours that are recognised by the KC:

  • Black & White

  • Lemon & White

  • Lemon Tan & White

  • Tan & White

  • Tricolour

  • White

  • White & Tan

  • White Black & Tan

If you are looking at getting a dog to maybe show this is something you will need to be aware of. 

WAITING LISTS

Some breeders may be thinking twice about breeding their Parson Russell Terriers this year due to COVID-19.

List requirements can vary from breeder to breeder, and it ’s hard to give a time frame on the actual wait as it depends on litter sizes and if people would like a dog or bitch etc. 

Last year only 311 PRT puppies were registered with the Kennel Club, so numerically a small breed and you may have to be prepared to travel far to find a breeder

Year              Number of Puppies

2010             554

2011             539

2012             562

2013             499

2014             395

2015             407

2016             377

2017             306

2018             360

2019             311

INFORMATION

Please read as much information as possible on any breed you are considering getting as this will give you the greatest understanding of the breed before owning one.

GETTING A PUPPY OR DOG

The Kennel Club offers advice about finding a puppy, and things to look out for. I would recommend reading this if you have not done so already please visit the following link

LICENCES 

The Kennel Club also runs the scheme called Assured Breeders, which ensures a breeder has met a standard set by the Kennel Club. Introduced in the last year (in England) is the requirement for licensing when breeding a litter, so it may be worth researching if a license is required by the breeder you are going to visit. Please note this requirement can vary between councils.

PRT WELFARE

PRT Welfare tries to help owners of KC registered Parson Russell Terriers. We will give advice, rehome or help you find a rescue PRT.

prtwelfare@outlook.com

Steph 01707550222 (Best to call during school hours but there is an answerphone)

VISIT A SHOW

If you would like to see multiple PRT's and breeders, it may be worth you turning up to one of our Shows. Please see our events page. There are additional shows not organised by us around the country. 


Normally some admin that needs to be done in order to bring a PRT along to these events, due to KC Rules.

Please contact us for more details

FINDING A PRT

So you have come to the conclusion that a PRT is right for you, now you need to find one...

KC ASSURED BREEDERS

You  can contact KC Assured Breeders who can be found on the Kennel Club website and enquire about waiting lists.

FIND A PUPPY SEARCH

Also, you can check the Kennel Club 'Find a Puppy' website which is regularly updated as and when litters are registered. It may be best to search via All areas.

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