Best family
Best guard
Kid friendly
Best watch
Easy to train
Low shedding
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Jack Russell Terrier

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #104
Name Jack Russell Terrier
Other names Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier (AKC:2012)(UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 13-16 years
Temperament AlertCheerfulCourageousEnergeticIndependent
Height 8 - 15 inches (20 - 38 cm)
Weight 11 - 18 pounds (5 - 8 kg)
Colors Black & TanBlackWhite
Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Puppy Price Average $700 - $1000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 1 stars
Barking Tendencies 5 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 2 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 2 stars
Exercise Needs 5 stars
Grooming 2 starsLow Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. Little to no trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 2 starsRanking: 80+
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 5 starsConstant Shedding: Expect this dog to shed frequently. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Trainability 2 starsDifficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Charlie Lucy
02 Milo Lola
03 Jack Coco
04 Tucker Emma
05 Bear Sadie
06 Murphy Luna
07 Toby Ella
08 Cody Sophie
09 Jax Ellie
10 Gizmo Angel

The Russell Terrier is a strong, hardy, earth-working Terrier. He is full of life and moves with confidence that matches his keen expression. The breed's handy size, small flexible chest, nose, strong voice and fearless nature make it an excellent specimen to work vermin below ground. Its weatherproof coat may be smooth, broken or rough and is predominantly white with tan and/or black markings.

The Jack Russell Terrier can be aggressive with other dogs and should be socialized when young if possible. It is however, still a hunting dog, so don't expect it to cuddle up with your gerbil or guinea pig. It's natural hunting instinct will kick in and could result in the chasing of the family cat. It may try to be dominant over other dogs, regardless of size. Jack Russell Terriers are fearless. Visitors will always be announced with a distinctive bark.

The Jack Russell Terrier derives its name from the Reverend John Russell, a fox hunter from mid-nineteenth century England who bred terriers to produce a dog which could run as fast as a horse and catch and kill a fox. He was very successful, and his breed became popular with a number of enthusiasts almost immediately. It was more popular as a working dog than a show dog because it is first and foremost a hunting dog. However, Jack Russell Terriers are shown and do well, especially in field trials.
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