Posted on May 30, 2017 by Catherine Starrett

Russell Terrier Temperament and Lifespan

You are probably already familiar with this charming smiling dog. It has brilliantly played in several famous movies.

Russell Terrier is a relatively young breed. It was developed in the UK for about 200 years ago. What is the secret of the growing popularity of the Russell Terrier? It is difficult to explain in words as this dog collected all the funniest dog features and looks very peculiar - short stature, short legs curves, protruding brows and incredibly mischievous, cunning little eyes. Is this some kind of terrier unpretentious charm of a peasant can be noticed. The dogs usually live about 11-14 years.

How Much Does a Russell Terrier Cost and Price Range

The average price for the breed is usually about $650-$850 depending on the quality of the pet as the breed and show quality dogs cost a bit more compared to the pet quality dogs. The price may vary depending on the breeder whom you choose as well.

Russell Terrier Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Height at the withers of these dogs is about 25-30 cm, weight is 6.5 kg.

Color: white color dominates, there are black and / or red marks (from the very light shades to deep auburn).

Hair: smooth or rigid.

Russell Terrier Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

By its nature Russel Terrier has a very peculiar temperament and strong personality, that's why education and training are of great importance for this breed. It is important to periodically (and in case of difficult situations) to consult with a professional trainer. You need to teach Russell terrier how to behave since the first minutes of its appearance in your house.

Immediately define the puppy's own place and gradually accustom it to this place. Be sure to have dog toys so that puppy can spend time with them instead of your furniture and shoes. Do not play with Russell Terrier using hands - a habit will remain, and the teeth with age become more and more acute. The slightest attempt to bite the owner's hand (even if baby's gums are itching), should be nipped in the bud.

Often the puppies are treated with some indulgence - as children. They are really the children, but it is important to understand that bad habit of children will remain with the dog for life, and you are going to suffer from them. Therefore, do not let the little Russell Terrier to do something with which you do not want to put up in the adult dog: growling, biting during meals, to protect specific locations from the home owners and strongly dominate over any member of the family.