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Jack Russell Terrier

Bred to go to ground to hunt vermin, the Russell Terrier is a small, robust dog with a confident personality. The breed has three coat varieties: Smooth, Broken and Rough. Energetic, curious and playful, he is a good match for active families. The keen, intelligent Russell Terrier thrives on being outdoors and needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. His dense, weatherproof coat requires minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
Descending from Reverend John Russell’s fox working terriers in the 19th century, the Russell Terrier originated in England but was developed in Australia, where it is called the Jack Russell Terrier.
Also Known As:
Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height 25 to 30 centimetres
  • Weight 5 to 6 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour White with tan and/or black markings
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Hunting, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Lure Coursing, Earthdog Trials
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both