The Russel Terrier is a robust, utilitarian terrier. It originated in England, but was perfected in Australia. They are closely related to the Parson Russel Terrier but are distinct in size and body structure and are considered separate breeds in Europe and the US. Hunting in rough terrain necessitated they be small enough to be carried in a terrier bag at times but robust and athletic enough to go to ground to hunt their vermin quarry. This Russell terrier is as about adventurous it gets. Not that they won’t want to snuggle with you in your armchair at the end of the day but they’ll love it so much more if they get to satisfy their terrier yearnings first. They love the sights, smells, and sounds of the outdoors and do best with an active family. They weather resistant coat is low maintenance, requiring minimal brushing and bathing.