They were developed by John Russell, a parson, in England in the 19th Century. The terriers were used to hunt small game especially fox by digging their quarry out of it's den.
The Jack Russell Terrier is first and foremost a working dog. They have small, compact, tough, flexible and slender bodies. Small chests with a docked tail that is set fairly high. They have keen alive expressions. Their eyes are dark and almond shaped with a black nose.
Jack Russell Terriers come with three different coats. They can have smooth, broken or rough. The smooth coated dogs shred more than the broke or rough ones. They are either predominately white with tan, with lemon black markings or a combination.
They need little grooming, just a good brushing because they shed dirt easily. Don't bath them frequently because that causes dry skin problems.
Height: 10-12 inches
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Jack Russell Terriers are in a little dog body that acts like a big dog but with the right owner he can excel!
They are usually a healthy breed but prone to: