Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terriers are small dogs bred for hunting foxes and small game. An energetic breed that requires high levels of stimulation and exercise. 
Jack Russell Terrier Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


12-14 Inches


13-17 Lbs.


13-16 Years

Jack Russell Terrier Information

The Jack Russell Terrier is a working terrier developed initially in England.

Jack Russells are small-sized dogs bred for hunting foxes and other small game. They are an energetic breed that requires high levels of stimulation and exercise. 

Friendly with children when a family member, Jack Russells will not tolerate abuse, even when playing. Jack Russell can show aggression towards people and other animals.

An agile dog great at sports and obstacle courses.

Jack Russell Terrier Exercise

Jack Russells are very active and not recommended for those living in apartments or small spaces.

Jack Russell Terrier Training

The Jack Russell Terrier can be difficult, determined, and willful. The Jack Russell Terrier thrives on exercise.

Jack Russell Terrier Health Issues

Some health concerns include deafness, patellar luxation, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.

Jack Russell Terrier Grooming

The Jack Russell Terrier has a dense double coat that comes in three varieties: smooth, rough, and broken. In the rough coat, the outer coat is longer. The Jack Russell Terrier is primarily white with black, tan, or tri-color markings.

Jack Russells require minimal grooming.

Breed Identification


Predominantly White With Tan, Black, Or Brown Markings



Breed Care


Once a week


Up to 1 hour per day


Patellar Luxation, Ichthyosis, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Deafness

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