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Jack Russell

General Description

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated and can be any colour. The Jack Russell terrier is a happy, energetic dog with a strong desire to work. This breed is most happy when given companionship and a job to do. Digging is normal for a Jack Russell, especially if he decides it is his job to free your yard from rodents! Hunting ability is bred into them; it is their nature.

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, clownish, vocal, energetic, athletic, stubborn and fearless

Exercise

Despite their small size, Jack Russells are energetic dogs who need at least an hour's exercise every day. You should also allow your Jack Russell to run around in a secure outside space between walks to stretch their legs and satisfy their inquisitive spirit.

Origin

The Jack Russell Terrier was developed in southern England during the mid-1800s by Reverend John Russell (known by his friends as Jack) from Swimbridge, North Devon, from whom the breed took its name. Reverend Russell aimed to create a working terrier who would hunt with hounds, bolting foxes from their dens so the hounds could chase them.

Stats

Average Dog Weight

13-17

Average Life Expectancy

13-16


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