Russell Terrier Puppy
We periodically have
show quality and/or pet quality puppies available for sale. As there is
a great demand for our pups, and we only have a very limited number
available each year. Please understand that we love our puppies, and we
are very concerned about where they are placed. We believe your careful
consideration of these questions and our concern in screening of
potential buyers is in the best interests of our puppies. It may also
prevent possible heartbreak
and strife for buyers. Contact us for specific information and
puppies available at Posey
us at email@example.com.
To Ask Yourself
Why do I want a
Have you really
thought this out? We hope your reasons go beyond the fact that they
"are so cute." If you are part of a family this needs to be a FAMILY
I have enough time for a puppy, and can I commit to lifetime care?
You are taking on the
responsibility for a life that will depend on you for up to 18 years.
Puppies require a lot of training to make them well-adjusted, welcome
members of a household. They are unable to feed and water themselves.
They don't have good manners and are not potty trained. If you are away
all day, everyday, and your puppy is alone for long hours it is going
to be difficult for him to learn these things quickly.
my children responsible enough to treat a puppy in a loving manner?
Parson Russell Terriers
love children and do very well with well behaved children. If children
poke his eyes, pull his tail, or tease him a terrier will defend
himself against this unfair treatment. He may react by biting. This is
not aggressive behavior, it is his way of saying, "I don’t
like what you did!" We strongly encourage time with children and puppy
be monitored at all times.
I have a secure fenced area for a dog?
It is heartbreaking to
lose a dog to a speeding car. This seems to be the very sad end to many
Parson Russell Terriers who tend to chase balls, kids, or other small
animals, with no regard to the possible dangers. The best way to
prevent this and other causes for losing a pet is a secure fenced area.
We do not recommend underground electric fencing as it will not keep
larger dogs that may harm your dog, out of the yard. Also, many Jacks
have total disregard for this type of fencing and will take the zap and
run right through the fence line.
Please don’t consider staking out your dog. This is not only
unsafe; it can create an aggressive dog.
I understand the temperament of this feisty little white-bodied terrier?
Under our Parson
Essentials we have provided the history of
the Parson Russell Terrier, the current breed standard, many
suggestions and great resources for a more complete understanding of
the Parson Russell Terrier. We're happy to answer your e-mails, letters
or phone calls. We welcome your planned visit to meet some real life
If you have
asked yourself these questions, done the research and are
still interested in a puppy, then here is some information about our
| We only
breed a few
litters a year. Our goal is to produce genetically and temperamentally
sound terriers that meet the PRTAA
We strive to produce
a terrier that will win in the show ring, but more important than that
we work to make our terriers the best possible companions. We are a
signature to the PRTAA
Breeder's Code of Ethics.
Our terriers come from
known, sound American lines that go back to established English
lineage. We personally know many of the ancestors in our pedigrees and
have done our best to know the history of the dogs we are unable to
meet in person. All of our puppies come with a full four generation
Because we are concerned
with genetic soundness, our breeding dogs are
(vision) tested annually. We do other
testing when indicated. We enter our test results with CHIC
Health Information Center).
Copies of these test results are available
are born in
the bedroom and raised with the family. We make every effort to expose
them to many different people and a variety of social situations while
they are young. They play with, and learn from Mom, Dad and the other
adult terriers. We encourage our buyers to continue with this
socializing when they take their pups home. One of the best ways to
accomplish this is to enroll in puppy
and continue on to
more advanced obedience training with your puppy.
weeks of age
our pups will have had one parvo only vaccination
and one puppy vaccination. Older pups will have had more shots, as
appropriate. We begin to worm our pups at two weeks of age, and keep
them on a schedule until they leave for their new homes. The puppies go
to their new home with their complete health record and a written
health guarantee. We provide some of the food we have been feeding, a
recommended book about Parson Russell Terriers, as well as our Care and
If you are still
interested in a Posey Canyon puppy, then we have a few
general questions for you. Please see the next section.
registered. Some pups are sold as "companion" puppies, with limited
registration. Do not expect to buy a "companion" quality puppy and then
decide to breed it. Every litter will have pups that are not the
quality to be bred or shown. This may be for cosmetic reasons, such as
lighter pigment, or an incorrect bite. The pup may not be outgoing
enough to perform well in the show ring. His measurements may be less
than perfect (height, body length) but he will still be a wonderful
companion. Pups sold as "breeding/show" prospects come with full
registration. This is our way to help ensure the best possible health
for future generations.
We have a
commitment to the pups we breed. We are always
available to answer any questions you may have about diet, health,
training, etc. We will take back, or help to place, any dog we have
bred should you find you are unable to keep it for any reason. Our
commitment does not lessen your obligation to lifelong care.
We have put
a lot of
time, effort and
money into breeding a puppy and we want to make certain you are
prepared to provide adequate time and attention to raising it. Our
questionnaire is very easy to fill out. It reflects the questions you
have already asked yourself and helps us know you a bit better. It may
also give you some things to consider before you decide on a Parson
Russell Terrier. If you would like a copy of our questionnaire, Go
which will open in a new window. When
we receive the
completed questionnaire we will add you to our waiting list for the
upcoming litter that interests you.