Russell Terrier Temperament
The Russell Terrier is a small feisty terrier with the strong instinct for hunting. They are playful with a vast amount of energy. They require early socialization with other canines and people to become a well rounded member of the family. They are very devoted and loving to their families.
Good with children if raised with love and respect. Training must be firm, but loving. They
may be socialized to stock, but certain situations may arise when instinct overrides training. First and foremost they are working earth terriers used for vermin control. The intensity for which they tackle life is one of their most endearing traits. The breed is highly intelligent. They thrive most in a family with an active lifestyle where they can explore the great outdoors. The breed is not for everyone. However, most Russell Terrier enthusiasts make a life long commitment to the breed.