Jack Russell Terrier

Other name: Jack Russell

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Life expectancy

The Jack Russell Terrier has a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years

Temperament

Size

Small

Adult size

Female Between 10 and 12 in
Male Between 10 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 11 and 13 lb
Male Between 11 and 13 lb
Coat colour
White
Eye colour
Brown
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More details about the Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier: Origins and history

The Jack Russell Terrier originates from England in the 19th century, where Reverend John (Jack) Russell selected a type of dog that could run like the Foxhound and go underground to hunt foxes and other game. He thus developed two breeds: one with longer legs, the Parson Jack Russell, and the other with shorter legs, the Jack Russell. The breed was only officially recognised in 2016.

Training a Jack Russell Terrier

Like any good Terrier, this dog has a hell of a temperament. They are not easy to handle and both their docility and ability to concentrate can be very fragile. Nevertheless, as long as their trainer’s attitude is firm, clear and rules have been established early on, the Jack Russell will be obedient. The most important thing with this working dog is to acknowledge their working capacity. Being very dynamic, this small dog can have difficulties concentrating. In fact, the optimum training sessions should be short and always end positively. In addition, positive training, through play and reward, has proven to be very beneficial to this playful and greedy breed.

Jack Russell Terrier: Purchase price

The price of a Jack Russell Terrier varies according to their origins, age and sex. On average, the price of a pedigree dog is around £400, but can go up to £700. It will cost on average £18/month to meets the needs of a dog this size.

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