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Jack Russell Terrier
Gran Bretañaa FCI 345 . Small sized Terriers.

Jack Russell Terrier

He has a bold and cheerful disposition and always appears full of self-confidence..

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History

The Jack Russel Terrier viene como la mayoría de las razas de terrier de Inglaterra. Allí fue criado por primera vez hace más de 150 years by theologian John Russel. The future pastor carried the nickname of “Jack”, for which the dog breed was also named later. John Russel pursued the goal of creating a fox hunting terrier by crossing with other breeds. Esto no sólo debería cazar zorros y otros animales, but also chase them into their burrow and drive them out again.

Over the years, two types of Russel Terrier, a medium-sized variant, the Parson Russel Terrier, and another one of smaller size, the Jack Russel Terrier descrito aquí. The small-sized variant found its followers mainly in Australia, who used it mostly for hunting in rabbit holes. Debido al mestizaje con otras razas y a la cría exclusiva para fines de caza, recognition as an independent race came relatively late.

Así que el perro fue incluido por primera vez en la lista del Consejo Nacional Australiano de Criaderos en 1991 and in the year 2000 was recognized by the FCI.

Physical characteristics

The appearance of the Jack Russel Terrier it is relatively easy to recognize. Así que tiene un abrigo cubierto principalmente de blanco, that bears black or brown markings. A completely white coat is also theoretically possible, but quite rare. The hairs are short and can be straight or coarse.

The Jack Russel Terrier it has an almost rectangular body shape and a height at the withers of up to 30 cm.. Therefore, is on average 5 cm smaller than its direct relative, the Parson Russel Terrier. The weight of a Jack Russel Terrier can vary between 7 and 10 kg. The head of the Jack Russel it is quite thin and flat built. The dog's eyes are almond shaped and are normally surrounded by black eyelid edges.

Varieties “Jack Russel Terrier”

Jack Russell Terrier smooth hair
Jack Russell Terrier smooth hair
Jack Russell Terrier by the fence
Jack Russell Terrier through the fence
jack russell terrier hard hair
jack russell terrier hard hair
  • Straight hair variety
  • Wired hair variety
  • Wire hair variety

Character and skills

The Jack Russel Terrier he is an agile and lively dog ​​who loves to run in nature. Tiene una sana confianza en sí mismo y es muy valiente. Although her legs seem relatively short, loves to take long walks in nature. El perro está cargado de energía y necesita su carrera. In addition to sports activities, the dog also wants to be challenged on a mental level. One can make this possible thanks to sports modalities such as “Agility”. Ahí está con total compromiso y persigue su objetivo incansablemente.

At the same time, the Jack Russel Terrier also very suitable as a family dog. In a calm and familiar environment, the dog is child friendly and has a social mindset.

Keeping and feeding a Jack Russel Terrier

Although the Jack Russel Terrier it's a smaller dog, there is a lot of power in him. The hunting instinct remains firmly anchored in it. You need to exercise a lot outdoors in nature. The Jack Russel it is a dog that needs to be encouraged and challenged by its owner. Para llevar al perro a sus límites, dog sports like agility are ideal.
Keeping the dog in an apartment is usually not a problem. However, es práctico tener un gran jardín en el que el terrier pueda desahogarse entremedio. The Jack Russel es también un súper perro familiar, that with the right training you will become a loving family member.

The Jack Russel Terrier usually has no special food preferences. It is important that the dog is fed a balanced diet. This means that the diet is based on a combination of a high meat content plus the addition of vegetables, fruits and cereals. La elección entre comida seca o húmeda se deja a cada propietario. The food ration should be adapted to the size and workload of the dog.

Education and care of the Jack Russel Terrier

The Jack Russel Terriers they need a loving and consistent education. Ya con el cachorro debes definir las reglas y límites de la convivencia. Así es como se establecen los cimientos de un futuro común. Early neglect will regret later. The Jack Russel Terrier is an intelligent dog that wants to be challenged. Therefore, it is important that you have the reins clearly in hand when dealing with the dog.

Due to its origin as a hunting dog, quiere la guía de su dueño. Clear instructions and a system of positive rewards will be the best to encourage the dog in his development. With adequate training and if the dog is sufficiently exercised, adapts very well as a family dog ​​and integrates into it in an exemplary way.

Caring for a Jack Russel Terrier it is not usually complicated. In the rough-haired or hard-haired variety, the coat should be trimmed occasionally. Otherwise, brushing regularly is highly recommended. El perro puede ser limpiado con un paño húmedo. El champú normalmente no debe usarse ya que ataca la protección natural del pelaje y la piel. In case of strong odors and a high level of dirt, se debe utilizar un champú suave para perros.

Typical health and illnesses

Los pequeños cuadrúpedos son, Unfortunately, often very susceptible to disease. Therefore, You should have a vet examine your dog as often as possible and parents undergo an examination for possible inherited diseases before purchasing. Los posibles cuadros clínicos con el Jack Russel Terrier son: Ataxia y mielopatía, atopia, dermatophytosis, cataract and catarrh, así como otras enfermedades hereditarias.

Jack Russel Terrier life expectancy

The life expectancy of Terriers Jack Russel is of some 15-18 years.

Buy the Jack Russel Terrier breed

The Jack Russel Terriers can be purchased from numerous breeders. However, before buying, must ensure that the breeder is officially recognized. The Jack Russel Terrier responsible parenting can be obtained from a price of about 500 EUR.

Characteristics "Jack Russell Terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Jack Russell Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images "Jack Russell Terrier"

Photos:

1 – Rough coat Jack Russell terrier by Sellys / CC BY-SA
2 . Jack Russell Terrier by Plank / CC BY
3 – Jack Russell Terrier by Steve-65 / CC BY-SA
4 – Portrait of Jack Russell Terrier in a park by Ria / CC BY-SA
5 – Jack Russell Terrier by DuncanMcC / Public domain
6 – Jack Russell Terrier by Plank / CC BY

Videos "Jack Russell Terrier"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 345
  • Group 3: Terriers
  • Section 2: Small sized Terriers. Optional proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
  • AKC – Terriers
  • ANKC – Terriers
  • ​KC – Terriers
  • NZKC – Terriers
  • UKC – Terriers


FCI breed standard "Jack Russell Terrier"

FCIFCI - Jack Russell Terrier
Jack

Alternative names:

    1. JRT, Jack (English).
    2. Jack Russell (French).
    3. Jack Russell (German).
    4. Jack Russell (Portuguese).
    5. JRT, Jack (español).
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