Jack Russell Terrier
- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Great Britain, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 13 - 15 Years
- White with black, tan or lemon or solid white.
- Smooth or rough and broken.
- Exercise Needs
- Daily exercise or outdoor activity is required.
- The Jack Russel Terreir is alert, lively and bold. May be hyperactive if not properly trained. He makes a good watch dog and fam
- Good with Children
- Good, especially with active children. Will chase anything small that moves, they also may be scrappy with other dogs.
- Grooming Needs
- Minimal brushing of his coat is required. Bathe only when necessary.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 12 - 14
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 12 - 14
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 13 - 17
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 13 - 17
- Health Issues
- Dislocated kneecaps, eye problems.v
- Living Conditions
- Will do well in an apartment if exercised or a house with a fenced backyard.
The Jack Russell Terrier or Parson Jack Russell Terrier is a small, agile, brave terrier, who is good at hunting small animals like foxes and raccoons. Like other terriers he may bore easily and is capable of inventing his own entertainment. He is a tough little dog who is clean and a convenient size for a companion. In 1819 a student by the name of Jack Russell came across a terrier who he developed into the Jack Russell Terrier over the course of sixty years by crossing distinctive strains of fox terriers.
The female Jack Russell makes an excellent companion, as they are bright, very quick, and affectionate.
Jack Russells make good watch-dogs and will delight in informing their owners of the presence of unwanted visitors.
The Jack Russell Terrier was developed last century by the Reverend John Russell, a great breeder and well-known dog lover.
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