Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is one of the more popular small dog breeds, this is an active little dog that is easily aroused and unlikely to back down when challenged.

These small dogs need to be well socialised with children if they are to behave around them. They love to chase so could be a problem around small pets in the house.

Jack Russell Terrier Facts

Jack Russell Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 23-26 cm (9-10 in)

Weight: 4-7 kg (9-15.5 lb)

Coat: Two varieties; smooth haired and rough haired

Colour: Any

Lifespan: 12-18 years

Special Characteristics

The Jack Russell Terrier is alert and is very easily aroused. These dogs are described as being active, resilient, tenacious, courageous, independent, exuberant and rather feisty at times.

Exercise Requirements

These small dogs need a lot of exercise and are therefore classed as having high exercise requirements. At least 2 walks a day is required with this breed.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Will be extremely loyal to their owners and show lots of love and affection.

Children: Are known to be good around children, usually if they have been raised with them.

Other Pets: These dogs love to chase and have a high prey drive. They will chase and terrorise small pets in the house and have been known to injure cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: Are generally good around strangers if well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: They need to be well socialised from an early age around other dogs, if not they have been know to be problematic in the company of unknown dogs.

What to Watch Out For

These small dogs are known for being a little snappy, so be careful with them around young children, strangers, small pets and other dogs.

Health Risks

Great news here with the Jack Russell; there are no known major health risks to mention.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Jack Russell dog needs to be experienced and active with plenty of time available to take them on long walks.

You need to keep the dog well socialised and be prepared for plenty of active play sessions to get rid of all its excess energy.

More Photos

Jack Russell Terrier rough white and brown fur coat Jack Russell Terrier smooth with white and brown fur coat

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