Jack Russell Terrier

Dog Description

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.

Dog Size:
Female Height:
12 - 14 inches
Male Weight
13 - 17 lbs
Female Weight:
13 - 17 lbs
White with black, tan or lemon or solid white
Dog Coat Type:
Smooth or rough and broken
Alert, lively, bold
With Children:
Yes, especially active children
With Pets:
Will chase anything small that moves they also may be scrappy with other dogs
Special Skills:
Hunting dog and family pet
Care Info:
Minimal brushing of his coat is required. Bathe only when necessary.
Training Info:
Daily exercise or outdoor activity is required. Early firm training is necessary to prevent a hyperactive dog
Learning Rate:
Living Environment Info:
Will do well in an apartment if exercised or a house with a fenced backyard
Health Issues Info:
Dislocated kneecaps, eye problems
Life Span:
13 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
4 - 8
United Kingdom
History Info:
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. Even though there are many variations of the Jack Russell Terrier the British Kennel Club in 1990 only recognized the Parson Jack Russell Terrier

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