Jack Russell Terrier

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Other names: JRT Jack
FCI Dog Group Group 3 Terriers. Section 2 Small Terriers. Working trial optional.

The Jack Russell should always appear balanced and alert. Strong, active, lithe working, with great character, flexible body of medium length.Tail docking is optional and the coat may be smooth, rough or breakable. Jack Russells are an energetic breed that rely on a high level of exercise and stimulation.

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25 – 38 cm


6,4 - 8,2 kg


From 120 to 190 g. daily




White must predominate with black and/or tan markings. The tan markings can be from the lightest tan to the richest tan (chestnut).




13-16 years


An excellent companion dog


A lively, alert and active Terrier with a keen, intelligent expression. Bold and fearless, friendly but quietly confident.



The Jack Russell Terrier is a breed that originated in the United Kingdom, although it was mainly developed in Australia. Strong and resistant, the Jack Russel is a working dog, whose origins are due, like many other breeds, to breeding for hunting.

Around 1800 the Reverend John Russell sought to breed a Fox Terrier style dog that could keep up with the Foxhounds and complement them by being able to enter in burrows during fox hunting. This calf began with Trump , a white-haired female that she acquired during her stay in Oxford.

Despite its English origin, it was in Australia where this breed became most popular, leaving records of specimens such as Hardy or Kiss me Kate as some one of the first Jack Russell Terriers to enter the continent as gifts from the English nobility. In 1972 the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Australia was formed, being the first to register the breed, well in advance of the International Cynological Federation, the United Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club, which would recognize it in 2000, 2009 and 2012 respectively. .

Although the small size and lively character of both the Jack Russell Terrier and its close relative the Parson Russell Terrier make them highly desirable as dogs. companion animals, they are highly active and highly resistant animals that need large amounts of daily exercise. If you are a particularly sedentary person, you should think it through when choosing this breed as a pet.

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