When choosing a dog it is a good idea to do some research on the breeds you are considering. This is a guide about the Jack Russell Terrier - Photos and Information.
Your Pet's Age
Your Pet's Breed
Jack Russel Terrier
How and when did you get your pet?
Sadie was adopted almost 12 years ago from our neighbors.
What does your pet like to do for fun?
Sadie likes to wander the bush and climb trees. Yes, she climbs trees.
Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
She has been one of my best friends since I was 11 years old. She is a specialist at scaring away monsters, and waking me from bad dreams. Though she has never had any pups, she is a full blown momma. She loves children and will nag you if there are any crying. She is snoopy when exploring new places, and protective when new animals come around her pack.
Skippy is a 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier. My husband brought her home along with our other jack after our oldest dog passed away.
Skippy loves to play with her sister Tuffy, wrestling and tumbling. She loves to nuzzle her little hedgehog, squeaky toy.
She loves our two cats and cannot wait to take walks in the field with them and her sister. They have a special playtime when we all walk in the field.
By Nelliemary from West Virginia
Spotty is a Jack Russell Terrier and was born on the 26th of January, 2007. My brother owns his mum, she had a litter of ten. Never heard of a Jack Russell having ten puppies, only four survived. They have all stayed in our family.
For fun, he likes to fight with the broom, and when anyone comes indoors, he pulls their socks off.
By Borasic Lint from England, UK
Frangelico (AKA Frannie) is 2 1/2 years old. She is supposed to be a Jack Russell. My daughter and I were running errands and just by chance stopped to see the animals at the humane society. We adopted her that day, thinking she was 6 weeks old, but she was actually only about 3 weeks.
Frannie loves to sleep. She naps several times a day, under the electric blanket. When she is awake she lets her best friend, Jack (our cat), groom her. Other than that she has a big toybox full of her most prized possessions and she takes them all out and leaves them all over the house - just like a two year old. She loves to go bye-bye in the car/truck and for long walks around the neighborhood.
She loves to travel. When she goes to stay at a hotel, her whole face lights up. She loves the elevator ride and sniffing every square inch of the suite/room.
By Leigh H. from Montgomery, AL
Wills and Pearl for short - Brave Sweet William and Pearl Girl. He isn't brave and/or sweet but is very willful. Pearl is 100% girl! Wills is almost seven and Pearl just turned six - they have the same sire. Wills is "store bought" from a breeder in MS; Pearl was free because her ears are off color. She came to us at 4 weeks from the same breeder. They are Jack Russell Terriers.
They love to romp and wrestle with each other. They go to "play day" - Wills is in with the big dogs and Pearl prefers the small ones. They love a walk and a ride in the car - often into mischief if you don't pay them enough attention. They have both been to obedience class but have selective memory particularly when you give the "Come" command.
If you want some fun in your life, just look at my two Jack Russells. Wills is in the cowboy hat and Pearl is chilling as usual. They are "running rabbits", always clowning - very high energy and fiercely loyal. They have a somewhat low tolerance for children they don't know, typical terrier. Bred to hunt; Pearl is quite adept at reducing the varmint population. Wills would just "bark them to death!". I will always have a Jack as long as I have a lap. My beloved Max lived for 17 1/2 years. When he had to leave me, he had already trained these two pups to be my faithful companions.
By CJ from Camas, WA
Skippy is 1 1/2 years old and is a Jack Russell Terrier. Last October after losing our original Jack Russell to old age, we acquired two more. This is the one that loves to pose.
She loves to run in the field with her sister. She also loves to jump in the wading pool and turn round and round.
She loves to hang out with her cat sisters, she is happy just to spend time in their company. Skippy loves everything and everybody.
By Leni from West Virginia
Nina is three years old. She is a pure breed Jack Russell Terrier. I got my pet after my rabbit died so I wouldn't be upset. My godmother gave Nina to me on April 8, 2003.
Nina loves to have lots of fun. She is very energetic and loves to play with other people. She is very loving and protective. She wouldn't let a stranger near my home, which makes me feel safe.
Nina is also very smart. I thought her many tricks. She knows all her tricks in both English and Spanish. She knows how to sit, give paw, lie down, do commando, and play dead. She is also learning many more.
By Andrea L from Yonkers, New York
BOO is our 10 month old Jack Russell. My son got her for his birthday. Besides liking to eat my things, she is a true mischief maker, hyper but that cute face saves her every time.
Love her to death, even though she is my sons dog she is really a mommys baby.
By Michelle from Eastpointe MI
Group: Terrier Group
Purpose of Breed: Going to the ground and ratting
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Average Size: Ranges from 10 inches to 15 inches and 13 to 17 pounds.
Color(s): White, white with black or tan markings or a combination of these three colors.
Coat Type: This breed has a double coat with a short, dense undercoat and a smooth, broken or rough outer coat.
Grooming: The coat of the Jack Russell Terrier requires minimal grooming to keep it in top form. This breed requires standard care for eyes, ears, pads, and nails.
Exercise Needs: This athletic little dog is suitable to apartment living provided he gets ample time to play and enjoys the benefits of regular exercise. Due to his lively nature and hunting heritage, this breed should be exercised on a lead or allowed to roam in a safely enclosed yard.
Temperament: The Jack Russell Terrier is intelligent, confident and easy to train. This breed is very lively, overtly affectionate and makes a wonderful playmate for children. When hunting, the Jack Russell shows courage, single-mindedness and great tenacity.
Common Ailments: Susceptible to eye problems and dislocated kneecaps.
Life Expectancy: Averages 13-15 years.
Trivia: This breed got its name from a renowned British fox hunter, the Reverend John Russell, also called "The Sporting Parson." The Jack Russell Terrier was accepted in the AKC registry in 1997.
More Information: Parson Russell Terrier Association of America
Daisy, Maisey and Snickers are 7 weeks old. They are Jack Russells. They were born on Feb. 25, 2010. They like chewing and chasing the cat. They play hard and sleep hard! LOL
Duke is a seven year old Jack Russell. There was an ad in the paper, and my Mom and I went to look at the puppies. The lady said that Duke had not been sold, and she was asking less for him because he did not look as good as the other puppies.
Sproetjies is a 1 year old Jack Russell. I bought Sproetjies from a pet store in November 2011. I often go to pet shops to cuddle the small cats and dogs, and when I saw those two big eyes, I just couldn't resist. Sproetjies likes sneaking into the house. Whenever you are looking for her, you can just go and look ~ you'll probably find her curled up on my bed. She also likes chasing birds, eating plants, and running after bugs. She is a very busy dog and has enough energy for three dogs! Sproetjies likes to be the center of attention. She does not like it one bit if one shows affection to the other dogs.
Shinook is a 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier. My coworker and friend had Jack Russells and bred them. I got one from the last litter. He was 6 weeks old when we were able to bring him home.
By B 1
Buddy is one year old. He is a Jack Russell Terrier. We got Buddy as a puppy after we saw an ad in the paper for Jack Russell puppies. Our daughter has been wanting one since she was 2, so we called and the lady had 1 puppy left.
He loves to chase squirrels. Thank God, he doesn't catch them. He's a real talker and runs like a gazelle. I have a very large fenced yard, so no chains, leashes or collars. I am very blessed, finding him and all my others.
By Deby from Kansas
Sproetjies is a 5 month old Jack Russell. I bought Sproetjies at our local pet shop. I like going to the pet shop to cuddle some of the puppies and kittens, but when I saw her face, I immediately knew that she had won me over.
By chrys36 1
My cat Tarbaby was missing and thinking the pound might have picked him up I went to the local shelter looking for him. That's when I saw her big golden brown eyes peering out at me from a very small cramped cage.
Duke became part of the family in the summer. We adopted him from a friend of ours.
By Kathy 1
Buddy is about 2 years old. His breed is Jack Russell and I have no idea! But he is MOSTLY a Jack! I adopted him through the Animal Shelter in Oct 2008. He has toys that he will play with. Loves the orange ball. He will bring it to you but won't give it to you!
By smb 1
Naughty Spottie is a 4 and a half year old Jack Russel Terrier. I took part of my rent money, drove to Rugby and picked her up at the Cenex, second guessing myself all the way there.
Cookie is a Jack Russell Terrier, approx 10 mos.old and 11 pounds of fun. She is very calm, loveable she does get wild but that is only outside. She does chase our spoiled cat Scottie around and Scottie is not sure about that but loves Cookie.
Dicey came from the preacher's house, where a litter of puppies were born next door. My son named her Dicey because she had 3 dice shaped markings on her when she was born. She has been a faithful pet over the years. I can't think of not having her.
This is the second photo I am sending in of my litte Jack Russell Terrier, Rocky. In this one, he is 14 months old. He is a very smart and lovable little dog. He loves to have fun and is a joy to have around.
What food should I not give miniature Jack Russels?
March 14, 2015
Don't give them the cheap grocery store food if you can help it. Grain-free, soy-free food is probably best, or a high quality natural food with rice but no wheat, corn or soy.
Unseasoned, uncured cooked meat is fine at times, but don't give human food like grocery store roast chicken, deli meats or bites of fast food burgers. No chips, cookies, hot dogs, etc. no matter how much they like it.
Don't feed grocery store type treats that have a lot of ingredients like corn, soy, textured vegetable protein, meat by-products and artificial coloring. Don't feed any treats that come from China.
How do I know if I have a mini Jack Russel Terrier of a Fox Terrier?
By D. Doyle from Dublin, Ireland
April 26, 2013
Your canine vet should be able to tell. Also, Google Image Search is your friend:
FOX TERRIERS -
JACK RUSSELLS -
As you can see from the two sets of images, generally, JRs have a shorter, stouter, short haired body with shorter legs; FT are a little taller with longer, leaner, bodies and legs and their coats are made up of longer, more coarse hair.