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Russell Terrier

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Working earth terrier.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 11 to 13 lbs
Size: Height: 10 to 12 inches
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Color: White with black and/or tan markings.

Life span: 14 to 21 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Russell Terrier is lively, alert, active, bold, fearless, and friendly. They are working terriers with a strong hunting instinct, and are playful and very energetic. They are very devoted and loving with their family and make excellent companions as well. They thrive in an active family where they can spend lots of time outdoors together.

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Intelligent? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Known health problems: Cataracts, primary lens luxation, deafness, patellar luxation, cerebellar ataxia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, myasthenia gravis, atopy, von Willebrand's disease.

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Russell Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Russell Terrier Club Rescue

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