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Jack Russell Terriers are small, energetic dogs known for their fearless and spirited personality. They have a predominantly white coat with black or tan markings. Originally bred for fox hunting, they are intelligent, vocal, and require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They make lively, affectionate companions.

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Jack Russell Character

Jack Russell Terriers are known for their bright and energetic temperament. Highly intelligent and fiercely independent, they are often assertive and fearless, despite their small size. Jack Russells are typically very playful and enjoy engaging in games and activities, but they can bore easily and become moody or destructive if not stimulated or exercised properly. They can be vocal and are known for their hunting instincts. While they are affectionate with their families, their strong will and high energy levels require consistent training.

Despite their lively characteristics the Jack Russell is usually a friendly and affectionate dog.

Jack Russell Appearance

Jack Russell Terriers are small, sturdy dogs, standing about 10-15 inches tall and weighing 13-17 pounds. They have a predominantly white coat with black, brown, or tan markings, often on the face and tail. Their compact build is complemented by a flat head, small, dark eyes, and erect or semi-erect ears. Their energetic nature is reflected in their alert, lively expression and agile stance.

Conditions which affect this breed

Jack Russells are generally healthy but can be prone to certain issues like patellar luxation, deafness, eye problems including cataracts and lens luxation, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Regular check-ups can help in early detection and management.

Weird Fact..

In 1982, a Jack Russell named Bothie made history to be the first and only dog to travel to both the North and South Poles. His owners were explorers Ranulph and Ginny Fiennes.

Jack Russell History

The Jack Russell Terrier was originally bred for fox hunting in England. Reverend John Russell, born in 1795, developed the breed to be fast enough to keep up with hunting hounds and small yet sturdy enough to pursue prey underground. He crossed the now extinct English White Terrier with a female Fox Terrier, aiming for a breed with exceptional stamina and bravery for hunting foxes. By the 1850s, the Jack Russell was recognised as a distinct breed. Later, in 1875, the Fox Terrier Club was established, with John Russell as one of its founding members.

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