Jack Russell Terrier Info & Jack Russell Terrier Breeders

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated. Jack Russells are first and foremost a working terrier. Originally bred to bolt fox from their dens during hunts, they are used on numerous ground-dwelling quarry such as groundhog, badger, and red and grey fox. Jack Russells tend to be extremely intelligent, athletic, fearless, and vocal dogs. It is not uncommon for these dogs to become moody or destructive if not properly stimulated and exercised, as they have a tendency to bore easily and will often create their own fun when left alone to entertain themselves.

Jack Russell's are not for families with a new baby or very young children.  Jack Russell terriers are first and foremost working hunting dogs. JRTs have been bred for hundreds of years to pursue small animals which make high-pitched noises and have jerky uncoordinated movements — just like a human baby. They are intelligent, feisty, highly energetic, easily bored and will NOT tolerate teasing or abuse from a child, even if it is intentional on the child’s part.

Their high energy and drive make these dogs ideally suited to a number of different dog sports such as flyball or agility. Obedience classes are also recommended to potential owners, as Jack Russells can be stubborn at times and aggressive towards other animals and humans if not properly socialized. 


Despite their small size, these dogs are not recommended for apartments unless the owner is ready to give the dog with the necessary amount of exercise and stimulation. They have a tremendous amount of energy for their size, a fact which can sometimes lead to trouble involving larger animals.  While socialised members of the breed are friendly towards children, they will not tolerate abuse even if it is unintentional


The breed has a reputation for being healthy with a long lifespan. Breeders have protected the gene pool, and direct in-line breeding has been prevented. Jack Russells can live from 13 to 16 years given proper care.

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Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Jack Russell Terrier Breeders

Blazeaway Park - Dog Boarding Kennel & Dog Breeder - Curly Coated Retrievers & Jack Russells
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