P - Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Pippa, Pug
We have already seen a Jack Russell Terrier under 'J'. The feisty, energetic Parson Jack Russell is its recognised show variety. It was this man
|Parson Jack Russell, 1795- 1883|
who bred the dogs named after him. The only Parson Jack Russell that I've met was a Parson Jack Russell crossed with a Border Terrier.
|Ozzy - a Parson Jack Russell/Border Terrier cross|
He wasn't at all interested in meeting me; he wanted to be off chasing the squirrels he could see.
With Pippa it's a different story, she strains at the leash to reach me. To look at her in this photo you would think that butter would not melt in her mouth.
|Pippa - a Cockerpoo|
Pippa featured in my North Yorkshire Dogs series here along with her playmates, Poppy the Westie and Morse, the black Labrador with the tongue.
|Poppy, Pippa and Morse|
When I meet Betty I always feel she has her beady eyes on me.
|Betty - a Pug, toy dog|
Pugs were known in ancient China and as you can see they have a definite personality despite their small size.
Novices wishing to become members of the Mops-Orden or Order of the Pug (a one-time Roman Catholic ladies para-masonic society) had to kiss a Pug's backside under its tail as part of their initiation ceremony. As members they carried a silver Pug medallion.
Perhaps I should add that that Pug's backside was made of porcelain!