Bring home the party animal
Country of Origin: England
Dog Group: Terrier
Origin of Name: The Jack Russell Terrier gets its name from the man who bred them. These breeds are named after Parson John Russell, who was known as Jack to most of his friends. In fact they are at times when they are called the Parson Terrier as well.
Monthly keeping cost
Tendency to Bark:
Life Span-13 to 14 years
About Jack Russell Terrier:
A Jack Russell Terrier is the only breed in history that has travelled to both the north and south poles. A feat that can be never be repeated again ever. Why you ask? The Antarctica Treaty Nations of 1994 bans all dogs from Antarctica. So your Jack Russell Terrier will not be a part of the Trans globe expedition.
The Jack Russell Terriers are the perfect dogs for both adults as well as families. They can also adapt to both apartment as well as yard style of living, after all which dog does not like a yard. The only word of caution for apartment dwellers is that one has to remember to give them an hour of free run every day to ensure that their energies are channelized properly.
Let us start from the beginning, the Jack Russell Terrier originated in South England somewhere around 1800s and owes its origin to the now extinct English White Terrier. The breed was developed for hunting red foxes both below and above the ground. This was the prime reason that they were given a compact chest that will enable them to fit into burrows. He developed two distinct varieties one a little taller than its counterpart.
Visits to Groomer-Low
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-loves snow
Color-Tri-color/White/Black and White
These small and feisty dogs are generally a healthy breed but you have to remember when getting a puppy home that almost all and every breed can develop genetic disorders and they can also contract any of the common diseases. So this not a word of law these are some of the unfortunate cases that you can encounter with your dog at times.
Legg Calve Perthes syndrome
The JRT has a strong will and mind, which is best, suited for experienced dog owners. The first time owners will find this breed to be quiet a handful. These are intelligent dogs and will need a comprehensive training schedule on an everyday basis. You have to ensure that their mind gets the appropriate stimulation.
The high energy level of this breed may not be suitable for infants and toddlers as they can accidentally knock them off though with little elder children they can make faithful companions and pals. They enjoy playing and their abundant energy will ensure that your child is never bored.
Training & Intelligence
Before you get a Jack Russell Terrier home it is important to know that you would need to give them firm and consistent training. So if you are a first time owner then it might just prove a little difficult for you. Training is integral for this breed, they are strong willed but you have to remember that if not trained well the pet might destroy everything in your home.
Their abundance of energy ensures that they will be willing to learn but you would have to make the training sessions interesting enough to catch their attention.
Litter Size-4 to 7 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
The Jack Russell Terrier is generally a healthy breed. They are adorable as puppies and grow up to be friendly and energetic dog. This breed does not have much problem when it comes to breeding. An average male and female JRT attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though you puppy is still very young to breed now.
Jack Russell Profile
Not easy to train
Abundance of energy
Not require much effort
Excellent pet for family