Jack russell terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier Jack Russell Terrier

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 6
  • Training: 7
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 5
  • Security: 8
  • Relations with children: 10
  • Dexterity: 3
  • Shedding: 6


The Jack Russell Terrier breed originates from an earlier breeds – Parson Russell Terrier, which was bred by a priest Parson Russell. Parson Russell Terrier was created to hunt foxes and badgers, however, it occurred to some dog breeders and hunters the idea is to improve the breed somewhat.

To this end, the original Parson Russell Terriers were crossed with dachshunds and Welsh Corgi, resulting in a small compact dog with a tougher character in relation to his prey. A distinctive feature was the size of the new dog – she was noticeably lower than its predecessor, the Parson Russell Terrier, about 10 centimeters at the withers, due to shorter legs.

Another difference – the length and structure of the coat – Jack Russell the coat is shorter and smoother. Of the pluses, more active and fierce hunting for badger and fox. In relation to man the nature and specifics of behavior have not changed much. Differences jack russell terrier and parson russell terrier initially seemed small, and experts on the breed Parson Russell Terrier admitted a new type dogs as possible.

Everything changed when the numbers of these new “possible” dogs began to grow rapidly, due to the acquisition of great popularity not only among hunters, but also among ordinary people. Because jack Russell Terrier – just a charming dog. For example, if you saw the famous film “Mask” with Jim Carrey, you know what speech, because the main character had just such a dog.

Dog breeders argued for a long time – not one dozen years. In the end as a result, in June 4, the breed Jack Russell Terrier was introduced into temporary list. Some world cynological organizations and dog breeders do not recognize jack russell terriers as separate breed, and consider them a variety of Parson Russell Terrier.


Dog Jack Russell Terrier is small, about 25-30 cm high at the withers, has limbs of medium length, short straight tail. The ears are folded to the front of the head, the muzzle is slightly elongated, the chest is clearly outlined.


Jack Russell Terrier is a source of limitless quantity. energy that the soul does not have in its owners. They are extremely devoted to their family and love the owners unlimitedly. Although initially these dogs were created and bred as hunting dogs, today they everywhere live in families as pets who never in life did not prey on anything but a toy or their own tail.

A large amount of energy is not a problem – the dog is very active, likes to walk and play outdoor games on the street and at home. However, they are not very destructive, but with proper education and care, it will be the smartest and most beautiful dog in the world. Of course if you do not need security features when the dog should stop the attacker and still be able to inflict on him substantial damage, simply due to its size and strength.

Jack Russell Terrier cannot boast of such qualities, but but he is a wonderful companion and best friend for the whole family. These dogs have good intelligence, understand the owner, and love participate in family affairs. It gives the pet the feeling that he is works with you as a team, which is very important for him, because the breed specially designed so that these dogs can and love to hunt with others. Their mind can sometimes truly to surprise, especially when they realize this and use it as a tool to cheat and circle you around your finger.

For example, a dog may pretend to have learned a command if you Do not want to go for a walk with her. However, as soon as you exit on street, she immediately forget about the team, and about training and about everything else, and will enjoy the world. Nevertheless, even in their cunning they are simple and very funny. Rest assured – if you have a child, they will become best friends by default, After all, Jack Russell Terrier is a great treat for children. This breed can chase cats, because it’s better to introduce them to these animals at an early age.


Jack Russell Terrier – a very smart and intelligent dog, and usually they like to communicate with the owner, feel contact with him, teach new teams and cater to your family. However, like all living creatures on the planet jack russell terrier sometimes may not be tuned to training. He may simply want to walk, and as we already said above, he may try to outwit you.

In this case, a sense of humor will save – with these dogs a sense of humor is generally highly desirable since they are funny and funny in nature. You do not need to apply any pressure on the pet, you just need to be consistent patient and try to make classes diverse.

As a rule, these dogs are trained in basic commands, however, their understanding and intelligence allow you to go further – it all depends on from you. Many use the Jack Russell Terrier as a companion for elderly people or people with disabilities (provided regular walks), as their devotion and combination of others positive qualities make these dogs beautiful companions.


Jack Russell Terrier has a short coat, and therefore practically does not need to comb out the hair – this must be done once per week and enough. Three times a month you need to cut the claws, monitor the cleanliness of the ears and eyes, as well as bathe the dog 1-2 times a a week.

Common diseases

The following diseases may appear in Jack Russell terriers:

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease;
  • deafness – associated with white coat color and is sometimes observed in this breed;
  • dislocation of the patella;
  • glaucoma;
  • displacement of the lens of the eye.

Interesting facts 1. Jack Russell Terrier for the first time appeared in the UK in the 1800s, but the breed got further development in Australia. 2. Jack Russell Terrier nicknamed Nipper became famous in 1989 when the artist Francis Barro painted a dog listening to a phonograph for his work known like “The voice of his master.” Later the picture was recognized as part of the inspiration for the design of RCA, EMI and the HMV brand. 3. Have a jack Russell Terrier, who was at both poles. Dog named Boti earned a place in history books as the first dog to visit both poles as part of the Transglobal expedition in 1982. IN dogs are currently banned from entering Antarctica due to fear transmission of diseases to local animals, so a record of the Boti dog, most likely will last a long time.

Did you know? Breed Jack Russell Terrier prone to sunburn, therefore caution on hot summer days.

Breed Information

A country England
Life span 13-16 years old
Height Males: 23-30 cm Bitches: 23-30 cm
Weight Males: 5-8 kg Bitches: 5-8 kg
Long wool Short
Colour Black or red spots on white
Group for children, hypoallergenic, hunting, guard, for apartments
Price 300 – 9000 $

Breed photo

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