Facts and Traits: Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell is a small dog that belongs to the family of terriers. The breed was bred in the 20s of the 19th century by the priest John Russell, nicknamed Jack, who lived in the county of Devonshire in England.
He once said: "It's hard to keep up with this bold, lively, energetic dog. Learn more about these cute terriers that have fascinated the world of television and forever sunk into our hearts".
Interesting facts about the breed
- In 1977, in the UK, a dog of this breed, nicknamed Vampire, set a real record - for the year exterminated 1 ton of rats!
- Jack Russell Terrier grows from 25 to 38 cm and has a weight of from 6 to 8 kg.
- The dog has almond-shaped eyes, small V-shaped ears and a small compact body.
- Incredibly energetic breed and needs a lot of exercise and training. He loves to play with the ball, dig deep holes and make digs.
- The breed is more suitable for private houses with yards and is not suitable for living in an apartment.
- Animals quickly become attached to their owners and any feelings are expressed with the help of a bark of barking.
- Affectionate and curious dogs with a lively temperament are suitable for people who play sports, take walks. A pet needs at least two long walks per day.
- The dog always shows perseverance and is not inferior to larger breeds.
- Jack Russell is prone to aggression towards other dogs, so it is important to start socialization from an early age.
- The breed is suitable for families with older children, because they do not tolerate abusive games that are typical for small children.
- Pet prone to sunburn due to its sensitive skin and thin light hair.
- Jack Russell should stay away from cats, rabbits and other small animals.
- It is famous for its speed, dexterity and ability to jump very high. Achieves excellent results in agility competitions. Jumping 150 cm in height is a favorite activity of terriers. It is important for masters to prepare themselves mentally for his athletic tricks.
- Because of their cute looks and their charming personality, they are favorites of movie directors. This is the first dog in the history of cinema, which was awarded the prize.
- Needs weekly combing of dead hair.
- As a rule, it's a healthy breed, but suffers from cataracts, visual impairment, deafness and dislocation of the patella.
- It has an average life expectancy of 13 to 16 years.