The Jack Russell Terrier is a loving and alert breed that enjoys playing games and loves playing with toys. An intelligent and obedient dog, the Jack Russell Terrier is a fantastic working terrier and companion for all. A small but wonderful breed, the Jack Russell Terrier has made friends with people from all walks of life, whether due to its excellence as a hunter or its loyalty and companionship.
Country of origin: England Height approximately (at withers/shoulder): 25-30cm/ 10-12 inches (standards may vary) Weight approximately: Every 5cm in height should be the equivalent to 1kg/2.2 lbs in weight (standards may vary) Coat: Smooth, broken or rough Colour: White Markings: Black or tan markings Lifespan: 15+ years The Jack Russell Terrier has a flat skull with a muzzle that is slightly shorter than the length of the skull. The almond-shaped eyes are small and dark with a keen expression. The ears are button or dropped with good texture and good mobility. The neck is strong and clean. The body is rectangular with a level back. The tail is carried in a droop when at rest and when moving it should be erect; in some countries it may be docked. The forearms are straight and well-boned. It has a well-sloped back, heavy shoulders and muscular, strong hind legs.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a devoted breed with a very bold and fearless disposition. It is active and loves to play with anyone who gives it the opportunity. It requires socialising and positive and consistent training from a young age. • Friendliness: Reserved around strangers • Children: Good with children if raised with them from puppyhood • Trainability: Can be difficult to train • Independence: Quite independent • Dominance: Can be quite dominant if allowed to be • Decorum: Not good with non-canine pets • Combativeness: Strong inherent terrier instinct and desire to protect its territory • Noise: Likes to bark