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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
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What food should I not give miniature Jack Russels?
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
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.
Jack Russell Terriers are a cute and spunky breed of small dog. They were originally bred as fox hunters, but are now a popular family pet. This page contains Jack Russell Terrier photos.