If you are planning to buy a Parson Russell Terrier, there are a few things you can keep in mind:
- Nest certificate
Breeders affiliated with the PRTCN receive a litter certificate for each litter. When a breeder claims to breed according to the PRTCN guidelines, ask for the nest certificate. This includes the name of the parent animals and the date of birth. If this is refused, you can check on the website of the PRTCN whether the litter is also listed there (under litter expected or litter born) or inquire with the PRTCN.
- Housing of mother dog and puppies
Good socialization during the socialization period is in the interest of the puppy. This period falls between 4 and 12 weeks after his birth. Therefore, buy a puppy from a breeder who has his puppies at home for the first 8 weeks. In this way they gradually get used to domestic noises, such as the vacuum cleaner, TV, telephone, radio, visitors, small children, etc. After that, a breeder who guides them optimally will also take them outside, let them get used to other dogs, the car, etc.
- Behavior of the mother dog
Is it friendly, reserved, aggressive or perhaps stressed? If the mother is not present at the litter ask why not and ask if you can still see the mother dog. If this is refused, ask for the reason. Then think very carefully whether you want to buy a puppy here. If the breeder also has the father dog, then also look at his behavior. Otherwise, ask for a nice picture of him.
- Behavior of the puppies
This should be free and cheerful. Parson Russell Terriers are enterprising dogs as a puppy. Pups are allowed to have a shock reaction, but must recover very quickly.
- Ask about health
The Parson Russell Terrier can also suffer from a number of hereditary defects. This is not yet a worrying size, but as a breed club we do everything we can to nip evil in the bud. Fortunately, reliable health tests are available. So make sure that the breeder shows you, as a future buyer, the papers of the mandatory health examinations of both parent dogs by the breed club.
- Puppy choice
It is a myth that the puppy who visits first would be the best choice. Often this is the little dog that is the least tired, perhaps because he has just lay aside from his littermates when they started playing. A good breeder will be able to make the best choice for you and your family situation because he has known the dogs for a long time.
In conclusion: A good breeder will ask you as many questions as you do him. He is also available for questions with the somewhat older dog.
In addition, affiliated breeders make use of a purchase agreement.
Information regarding titles, health, examinations, etc. of the parent animals can be requested from the breeder.
Would you also like to become a member after purchasing a puppy?
Then download the special registration form here or ask your breeder.
Then fill it in together with your puppy's breeder and send it to us!
Only registrations for membership, which have been done through this special form, entitle you to this discount!
And only applies to puppies up to 9 months!