Parson Russell terrier(redirected from Parson russel terrier)
Parson Russell terrier
A terrier of a breed developed in England to hunt foxes, having a small sturdy body and a dense, mostly white coat with brown or black markings. It was previously designated as the Jack Russell terrier.
[After the Reverend John Russell (1795-1883), English clergyman who bred terriers.]
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