Jack Russell Terrier is a happy energy bomb

Small, clever and agile. This young breed of dog has a good number of fans. With British roots, the Jack Russell Terrier has been recognised by the FCI as a breed in its own right since 2000. It is distinguished from its close relative, the Parson Russell Terrier, by its shorter legs.

Jack Russel Terrier history

The breed was bred in the 1800s by the English parson John (Jack) Russell, who was a hunting enthusiast and terrier fancier. He crossed various terriers to create a breed specifically suited to hunting foxes, or more specifically, to flushing them out of their burrows. Of course, it was also used to hunt badgers, rats and other rodents. From the mid-1900s it was the Australians who, after a lot of hard work as breeders, developed the breed as we know it today, so they are strangely credited with the breeding of the breed, rather than England. It was not until 1990 that the FCI recognised the breed, then known as the “Parson Jack Russell Terrier”, but the breed continued to show wide variations in size and type, so the FCI split it in 2000. The more quadratic and longer-legged type became the Parson Russell Terrier, bred mainly in the mainland, while the rectangular and shorter-legged type became the Jack Russell Terrier, bred by the Australians.


According to the FCI breed standard, the height at the withers should be between 25-30 cm and the weight between 5-6 kg (but in practice it is more in the range of 5-8 kg). The chest circumference behind the elbow is between 40-43 cm. The jaw has a scissor bite. The nose is black, the eyes are almond-shaped and radiate intelligence. The head is slightly flattened, the ears are V-shaped and drooping, the neck is well muscled. The muzzle is straight and firm. Tail slightly tapering towards the tip, slightly curved. The limbs are straight when viewed from the front and from behind and move parallel to each other. Their paws are rounded, similar to a cat’s. Their colouring should be predominantly white, with a tanned and/or black mark on the head. The most common pattern is probably tans on a white background. There may also be black on a white background, but this is very rare (these two colours are colloquially called bicolours, because they are a combination of two colours). And there may be black and tans on a white background (colloquially called tricolours, because there are three colours on one dog).

Caring, needs

The breed is famously intelligent and teachable, but this can be coupled with the stubbornness that is typical of terriers. Motivating them is very easy with a tasty snack or even a game. They are quick to learn the vocabulary of command, they are intelligent, reflective and independent, so if not given the right guidance they will act or behave in their own way. Their training definitely requires consistency and firmness, but avoid excessive severity. Particular emphasis should be placed on familiarisation with other animals and other dogs during puppyhood.Overall, their training is simple but requires firm and sufficient guidance

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