So you’re looking to adopt an Russell Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “These jaunty little fellows pack lots of personality into a compact, rectangular body standing 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder. Their dark, almond-shaped eyes and mobile V-shaped ears bring out the keenly intelligent expression—an endearing hallmark of the breed. All three coat types are mostly white with markings that are tan or black, or both. Russells move with a free, effortless gait that announces the breed’s innate confidence. Upbeat, lively, inquisitive, and friendly, the jaunty Russell Terrier was developed by England’s “Sporting Parson” for use in foxhunts. The adorable Russell Terrier looks like a plush toy come to life but is an eager, tireless working terrier.”
An Russell Terrier typically ranges from 25.4cm to 30.48cm in height, and weighs from 4.082331330000001kg to 6.80388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Russell Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Russell Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.