Minnie Parson

10-15 lbs
United States
Parson Russell Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Parson Pin, Mini Parson, Miniature Parson

The Minnie Parson is a hybrid cross of the Miniature Pinscher and the Parson Russell Terrier. The hybrid is considered a hybrid new on the scene and may have originated during the mid 2000s in the United States. The Minnie Parson can stand about 15 inches in height and can weigh up to 15 pounds. These breeds have a square shaped, muscular body built for power and agility.  The Minnie Parson is a loving, hard-working breed that does better in active households. They are often not considered the best apartment dogs due to their high energy needs and tendency to bark frequently.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Parson Russell Terrier and Miniature Pinscher

Minnie Parson Health

Average Size
Male Minnie Parson size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Female Minnie Parson size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Color Dilution Alopecia
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood Analysis
  • Optical Examination
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian

Minnie Parson Breed History

The Minnie Parson is currently recognized by the Dog Registry of America and so it can be speculated that this hybrid is indigenous to the United States. The hybrid is a cross between the Parson Russell Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. The Parson Russell Terrier actually stems from the Jack Russell Terrier, however, the Parson Terrier was designed to be larger and more energetic as compared to the Jack Russell Terrier. The Parson Terrier was originally referred to as the Jack Russell Terrier, which was a breed that originated in England during the 1800s and was further developed in Australia. The creator of the breed, John Russell, aimed to create a Terrier that retained excellent fox hunting skills. Once called the Jack Russell Terrier by the American Kennel Club as well, the AKC now has the breed registered as the Parson Russell Terrier. The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America keeps the breeds as separate.  The Miniature Pinscher, on the other hand, is another small breed dog that originated in Germany during the 1800s. Registered with the American Kennel Club in 1925, these purebreds seem to resemble the Doberman Pinscher, however, the breed does not share any ancestry with the Doberman. Rather it is widely believed that the Miniature Pinscher may share common ancestry with the Daschund, the Short-haired Terrier, and the Italian Greyhound.

Minnie Parson Breed Appearance

The Minnie Parson is going to bare a striking resemblance to another hybrid known as the Minnie Jack. However, the Minnie Parson will be a taller and larger breed with a square shaped body. These hybrids can stand up to 15 inches in height and can tip the scales at over 15 pounds. The Minnie Parson will have a medium length muzzle, slightly squared shaped head and bright and alert eyes. Their ears are set high and semi-flopped, or may rarely remain completely upright like the Miniature Pinscher. The coat of the Minnie Parson is short and slightly rough to the touch. Coat colors are often bi or tri-colored ranging from black, white and tan, to black and fawn with patchy markings.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Minnie Parson eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Minnie Parson nose
brown Minnie Parson nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Minnie Parson coat
red Minnie Parson coat
white Minnie Parson coat
brown Minnie Parson coat
black Minnie Parson coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Minnie Parson wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Minnie Parson Breed Maintenance

Low shedding, low drooling, and with a short coat, the Minnie Parson is considered a low maintenance dog that may only require brushing of the coat once every few weeks, in order to distribute natural oils and remove any loose fur. In terms of bathing, the Minnie Parson should only be washed when they are absolutely dirty. As with all dogs, it's important to make sure you maintain your hybrid's dental hygiene by brushing their teeth a few times a week. This is essential to their health and can prevent dental disease, gum disease, and tooth decay. Additionally, it's important to always check your hybrid's ears for signs of wax build-up or dirt, particularly if your dog tends to get dirty very quickly. Dirty ears should be cleaned out with a pet-friendly ear cleaner in order to prevent the possibility of yeast infections and inflammation.

Brushes for Minnie Parson
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Flea Comb
Flea Comb
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Minnie Parson requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Minnie Parson Temperament

The Minnie Parson is a friendly little dog who will get along quite well with children and other pets. They don't tend to be mouthy but may be more tolerant to older children as opposed to the little ones who may move quickly and speak loudly. However, when it comes to other pets, these hybrids may be bossy and dominating. It is important to monitor your hybrid when they interact with other dogs. The Minnie Parson may inherit the Parson Terrier personality and as such may have a high prey drive. Due to this instinctive behavior, these hybrids may not be recommended for households with cats or other smaller animals. When encountering strangers, the Minnie Parson will remain alert and cautious. They are not necessarily considered aggressive, but are excellent watchdogs.

Minnie Parson Activity Requirements

The Minnie Parson is a very energetic dog that will require a minimum of 70 minutes of physical activity per day. These dogs can be quite vocal and playful and may have a high tendency to dig when bored or destroy furniture when lacking mental stimulation. Due to their high energy demands, the Minnie Parson is not recommended for first-time owners, unless owners show full commitment to training. The Minnie Parson will thrive in agility courses, enjoy running, love play time with owners and other pets, and like games that feed their hunting drive. The Minnie Parson can be a vocal dog and so may not be suited to apartment living.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
70 minutes
activity minutes

Minnie Parson Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.30
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Minnie Parson Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Minnie Parson size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
Female Minnie Parson size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Minnie Parson size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Minnie Parson size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Minnie Parson size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 12.0 lbs
Female Minnie Parson size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 13.5 lbs

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