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Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier" Compare Patterdale Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier. Which is better: Patterdale Terrier or Parson Russell Terrier or Jack Russell Terrier?
Name Patterdale Terrier Parson Russell Terrier Jack Russell Terrier
OriginsEngland England England
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank22711978
Reviews102
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Other Names Black Fell Terrier Jack Russell Terrier, Parson, Parson Jack Russell Terrier Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1997 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Rare Breed Association
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Irish Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
Jack Russell Terrier Club Of America
Price $500-$700 $400-$600 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Size Small Medium Small
Weight 11-13 pounds (5-6 kg) 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 16 pounds (7 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 12-15 inches 12-14 inches (31-36 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
Avg. Height 13.5 inches 13 inches (33.5 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Coat Smooth
Rough
Dense
Rough Rough
Colors Golden
Brown
Black
Tan
White
Brown
Black
Tan
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Patterdale Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Parson Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Patterdale Terriers shed moderately.
Parson Russell Terriers shed moderately.
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Temperament Bold
Energetic
Inquisitive
Confident
Friendly
Intelligent
Energetic
Eager
Intelligent
Bold
Happy
Obedient
Alert
Courageous
Independent
Cheerful
Energetic
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Average: Patterdale Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Patterdale Terriers are hard to train.
Parson Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Jack Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Patterdale Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Patterdale Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Parson Russell Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Patterdale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Patterdale Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Parson Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Patterdale Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The Parson Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The Jack Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Patterdale Terriers are average watchdogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are average watchdogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Patterdale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Patterdale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Parson Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Patterdale Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Parson Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Patterdale Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Parson Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Patterdale Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Parson Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Jack Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Jack Russell Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Patterdale Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Parson Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Parson Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Parson Russell Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Patterdale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Parson Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Parson Russell Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Jack Russell Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Patterdale Terriers are generally with other pets.
Parson Russell Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Patterdale Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Parson Russell Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Jack Russell Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Patterdale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Parson Russell Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Jack Russell Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Health Issues
Patterdale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Conjunctivitis No set Deafness
Glaucoma
Legg-perthes Disease
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 11-14 years 13-15 years 13-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Patterdale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Patterdale Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Parson Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Patterdale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Parson Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Jack Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Parson Russell Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Patterdale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Parson Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Patterdale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Patterdale Terrier vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Jack Russell Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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