Jack Russell Terrier is a small, active dog created for hunting. It is named after its creator – the preacher John Russell. He lived in the 19th century in England and was a passionate hunter of animals. These dogs are bred for hunting in all climates, they endure snow, cold and heat.
The average height is between 26-35 cm and the weight is between 6-7 kg. The head is flat, the stop is well defined. The muzzle is broad, with strong jaws, pigmented lips and scissor bite. The eyes are small, dark with a penetrating gaze. The body is longer than its height. The hair may be smooth, hard and predominantly white. Allowed are black, ginger or brown spots.
Character and behavior
Some call these dogs "crazy" - in a good sense, of course. They are hyperactive, like to run around in circles, barking, jumping and biting everything in front of their eyes. Jack Russell Terrier dogs are bold,noisy, attentive, happy and confident. If you have already chose this breed from a number of puppies for sale, you must be very patient. At the same time, these animals fit perfectly temperamental personalities who are willing to have fun with the dog every day.
These young fighters are born artists. Their quirky character and their expressive faces make them favorites for television and movies.
Training and education
In terms of training - some are trained easily, while others - not. If it is not well educated, your puppy probably will continuously make havoc in your home - eating carpet, scratching the walls, etc..
If it is well trained and regularly goes to expend its enormous energy, it can become a cheerful and faithful companion. If you are an experienced instructor, Jack Russel is suitable for you, but you should know that these dogs often circumvent the usual dog-breeder. They catch on very quickly, but often try to do things their own way.
Consistency in their training is crucial. The dog will try to win you over with its charm. It is able to learn different games and feature incredible agility. They are brave and intelligent and you should be responsible and consistent when working with them.
The average life expectancy is about 15 years. These dogs are prone to eye problems and deafness, but overall the health is very good.
Grooming and care
The Jack Russell Terrier is a very energetic dog. He loves to be the center of attention and does everything possible to grab the attention of everyone. The Jack Russell Terrier is a lover of adventure and if you can play with it somewhere in the nature, it will feel very happy. Your terrier should be brushedonce a day. You can wash it with a special shampoo a couple of times per year. If the dog is dirty, simply wipe it with a damp cloth, let it dry, and comb it.
Children and other pets
These dogs are affectionate and gentle with their owners. However, they are ready to defend themselves when abused, even if the abuse comes from a small child.
They can be aggressive towards other dogs and should be socialized from an early age. They are hunting dogs by nature, so you cannot expect to get along with your cat or guinea pig.
A distinctive feature of these dogs is their intelligence and they are often chosen for movie productions. We suppose you remember the dog from the movie "The Mask."
The Jack Russel Terrier can jump 5 times higher than its height.For comparison, the German Shepherd jumps 4 times its height.