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Original Name : Jack Russell Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Jack, Jack Russell
Male size : 10-12 inches
Male weight : Just over a pound per inch, so a dog measuring 10 inches at the withers should weigh around 11 lbs and a dog measuring 12 inches should weigh around 13 lbs
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Countries of origin : United Kingdom
These lively, alert and active terriers have a keen and intelligent expression. Bold and self-assured at work, Jack Russell Terriers have a friendly character, making them excellent companions.
Flat, moderately broad skull, gradually narrowing toward the eyes and tapering to a broad muzzle.
Predominantly white, with black and/or tan markings.
Button or dropped, good texture, very mobile.
May droop at rest, erect in motion.
May be smooth, rough or wiry.
Reverend John (“Jack”) Russell was the driving force behind the development of the dog that bears his name. Working with a litter of Fox Terriers, he looked to produce a dog that could run with the hounds before going underground to flush out the fox or other vermin. With this in mind, Jack Russell Terriers are robust, active and agile working dogs with a lithe, medium-length body and a big personality. Their lively movements are matched by a keen expression.
Did you know ?
Jack and Parson are now two distinct breeds, but that is a relatively recent development. The two breed standards are fundamentally the same, save for sizes and proportions. The big brother is the square-shaped Parson Russell Terrier, while its sibling the Jack Russell Terrier is shorter and a little more rectangular.