The Russell Terrier originally came from England but was developed further in Australia. His small size meant he could be carried in terrier bags on the back of horses, essential for the rough terrain. He has many shared characteristics with the Parson Russell Terrier but both breeds are different in height and body type.
He’s a hardy, strong, earth-working dog who is full of energy and confidence. His size and fearlessness means he can work well below ground. His coat is weatherproof and can be rough, broken or smooth. He’s intelligent and sees life as a big adventure. He needs lots of exercise and loves spending time outside. He’s devoted to his family. His coat is white and has black and/or tan markings. He doesn’t need much care. He stands at 10 – 12 inches in height.