Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier Jack Russell Terrier


The Jack Russell Terrier was originally developed in England 200 years ago with the main purpose of hunting foxes. He is also known as the Parson Russell Terrier and nowadays he is an excellent family companion. The average height of a Jack Russell Terrier is 10 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches weighing about 13 to 17 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.


Originally bred as a hunting dog nowadays the Jack Russell Terrier is also an excellent family companion. He is an intelligent dog with a great personality and always ready for action. Besides the fact he is a good family companion he is also a skilled working dog that enjoys exterminating rodents and other vermin. The Jack Russell Terrier loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Russell Terrier is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall if you want a working dog and in the same time a family companion this might be the right choice for you.

Jack Russell Terrier Training:

Jack Russell Terrier is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so basic dog training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Jack Russell Terrier Shedding:

To be honest, the Jack Russell Terrier is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Jack Russell Terrier Grooming:

The Jack Russell Terrier, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Jack Russell Terrier History:

The Jack Russell Terrier was originally developed in England in the 19th century by a breeder called Parson John Russell who aimed to create a working terrier capable to hunt with hounds and help in bolting foxes from their dens. This breed became popular in the US in  1930s and was recognized as a pure hunting dog.

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