Parson dog:Dachshund and Parson Russell Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Dachshund + Parson Russell Terrier


Origin and history

The "Parsonhund" or Dachshund and Parson Russell Terrier mix is an unofficial breed resulting from the crossing of a Dachshund and a Parson Russell Terrier. This mix breed has no official history, as it is not recognized by breeding operations and clubs.

Thus, the Parson dog is an interesting mix that combines both the tenacity of the Dachshund and the energetic, athletic side of the Parson Russell Terrier. But it should not be forgotten that he needs a high level of activity to stay happy and healthy.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - UK
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits

Lively, quick and agile, the Parson dog embodies characteristics of both parent breeds. Like the Dachshund, he tends to have an independent and sometimes stubborn side, while from the Parson Russell Terrier he inherits the inexhaustible energy, athletic bite and love of the hunt.

  • Lively: a hybrid of two energetic breeds, the Parson Dog loves adventure and playtime.
  • Friendly: He is known for his enthusiasm and friendliness towards his humans and their family.
  • Playful: He has a strong hunting instinct, which makes him a great playmate who loves to spend time outdoors.
  • Bold: Although he can be small, he is not easily intimidated and often shows courage, as you would expect from larger dogs.

The Parsonhund is an active and playful dog that also has a sensitive side. This means that he needs a loving and patient home that is able to meet his needs.

Training and socialization

Training a Parson dog should start early and be consistent. This will help control unwanted behavior and teach the dog how to behave in different situations.

Socialization is also of great importance. Social dogs tend to be happier and have fewer behavior problems.

Health and care

A Parson dog may inherit some common health problems from its parent breeds, including eye problems, hip dysplasia and knee problems . Regular vet visits are important to detect and treat these conditions early.

His grooming also includes brushing his coat. This should be done at least once a week to prevent skin irritation and keep the coat beautiful.

As an active dog, the Parson Dog needs a balanced diet, rich in proteins and carbohydrates, to meet its energy needs. Feeding needs may vary depending on the dog's age, size and activity level.

Breeding and acquisition

The decision to get a Parson dog should be well-considered. Keep in mind that this is an active and energetic dog that needs a lot of exercise. Breeding should only be done by responsible breeders who can ensure the health of the parents.

When purchasing, it is important to make well-researched decisions and ensure that the breeder raises healthy and socialized animals.

A distinctive feature of the Parso dog is its size. This can vary, as the Dachshund is usually smaller than the Parson Russell Terrier. His physique is compact, but at the same time agile and athletic. The head is proportioned with pronounced fine facial features and strong jaws.

The coat is often similar in texture to that of the Parson Russell Terrier; it is dense, smooth and weather resistant . The coat color ranges from white to cream quite often, but darker shades to black are also represented.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Triangle
Tail short
Anatomy strong, strong
Size ♀ 17 - 35 cm
Weight ♀ 7 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 17 - 38 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 9 kg
Suitable For Seniors, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Dachshund Paralysis

    By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Dislocations

    Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • This mongrel is very intelligent and lively. They need regular and challenging employment to develop their intelligence and expend their energy.

  • A Parson dog is a special hybrid breed created by mating a Parson Russell Terrier with a Dachshund.

  • This hybrid breed requires less space due to its size, so it is perfect for smaller households. Nevertheless, enough exercise and a mental workout should be a matter of course.

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