Lively and tenacious, it's easy to see why the Jack Russell Terrier was popular as a hunting companion in the Victorian era. Despite its diminutive size, this breed is fearless and curious, with an insatiable appetite for adventure. Jack Russell Terriers make loyal pets, but their endless energy and confidence means they can get into mischief if bored.
|Coat:||Smooth coat or wire haired|
|Exercise:||1 hour a day|
|Life span:||12+ years|
|Temperament:||Affectionate, curious, energetic, intelligent|
Jack Russells are small, smart and, in true Terrier style, often like to make themselves heard.
Originally bred as a hunting dog, a Jack Russell's character is defined by stamina and determination.
Jack Russell Terriers can have rough or smooth coats, or a mixture of the two. The rough-coated variety are referred to by some dog lovers as 'long-haired Jack Russells'.
Jack Russell Terriers vary in size, but they're generally small dogs and rarely grow bigger than 38cm in height. So, maintaining a controlled diet with the right amount of exercise is important to ensure they stay fit and healthy.
Considering buying or rehoming a Jack Russell Terrier? Before you find a puppy or adopt, here are a few important things to remember.
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JRTs can sometimes suffer from cruciate ligament disease and may be prone skin allergies. As some of these conditions are lifelong, it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, that you check for any limits in your cover and understand how long conditions will be covered for.