Russell Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Russell Terrier is a high shedder regardless whether it is a smooth coat or a rough coat. Everywhere you look, there will be little white hairs on your clothes, the carpet, and the bed. These active little dogs are easy to groom though, and with the use of a firm bristle brush and a bath when needed, they will be more manageable. If you want to show the dog, then you must strip the coat to meet the show standards. The thing that Russell Terrier’s need the most is exercise. Although they are small, they are full of energy, and if they are allowed to become bored, they will get into mischief. They can be an inside dog but are very active, so once again; they need to be worked outside to a standstill so that they fall asleep once inside. A fence is necessary to keep these dogs in or they will be off chasing the neighbor’s cat, and goodness knows what else. They need a high fence as they are excellent escape artists who can ‘climb’ a fence and disappear. Make sure they cannot dig under the fence as well. It is important to keep their teeth clean to prevent later gum problems, so it is important to train them with this at an early age. Ear and eye checks need to feature regularly in your maintenance program to keep them in great health.