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Jack Russell Terrier


Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is a sturdy, very active dog with a strong personality.

It has an elastic body, of medium size. This cheerful dog is known to be a little bundle of nerves.


The Jack Russell Terrier breed has its origins in 19th century England.

It was created by Reverend John (known as “Jack”) Russell, an English pastor with a passion for hunting and a reputation as a breeder of Fox Terriers.

His goal was to find a dog capable of running fast, but also of going underground to dislodge foxes and game in burrows.

Very popular with hunters and riders since the end of the 2 World Wars.

Two breed varieties were formed: the Parson Russell Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier.

a breed standard was established in 2000.

Jack Russell Terrier

Physical peculiarities

  1. hair: can be of 2 different textures (soft or hard), but it remains quite short and made to resist bad weather.
  2. color: mostly white with black or tawny spots.
  3. Tawny spots can range from light to dark.
  4. Its head: sports a flat skull of moderate width.
  5. The latter decreases in width the further down you go towards the eyes and muzzle.
  6. ears: V-shaped fall towards the front of the head.
  7. They are usually chestnut in color, but they can also be white or spotted.
  8. eyes: small, dark and almond-shaped.
  9. a body: slightly longer than high.
  10. neck is well pronounced just as his chest remains muscular.
  11. Its silhouette recalls that of the Fox-Terrier.
  12. tail: drooping when the dog is at rest, but it must be erect when he is having fun or if he is excited.

Behavior with others

  • The Jack Russell Terrier is an alert and energetic dog.
  • Endowed with great intelligence, he is also very lively and courageous.
  • His assertive character makes him a self-confident dog, ready to do anything to exert himself.
  • Kind and friendly, he has a lot of affection for his master.
  • Despite a hunting instinct, he loves family life.
  • It is also a good playmate for children.


With the Jack Russell Terrier, education should be prioritized over reward.

His activity often makes him inattentive in the long term.

It is therefore necessary to stimulate his attention by games or short orders but each time synonymous with reward. So he will learn easily.

Care must be taken to show firmness without neglecting the gentleness that will please this dog.

Living conditions

  • The Jack Russell Terrier is not really made to live in the city even if they adapt easily.
  • Nevertheless, his character is not compatible with a solitary life cloistered in an apartment.
  • Your accommodation might even pay the price.
  • His ideal place to live remains a house in the countryside with a garden so that he can walk around and exercise.

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