Reverend Jack Russell's Terrier
cut Male 25.0 cm to 30 cm, Female 25.0 cm to 30 cm
weight Male 5.0 kg to 9.0 kg, Female 5.0 kg to 6.0 kg
The creator of the breed, John Russell said Jack Russell (1795-1883), is an English pastor. He was truly passionate about hunting and canine selection (especially the fox terrier and the Jack Russell terrier). For the Jack Russell, he wanted to obtain a very powerful dog, short on legs, capable of sneaking into the burrows of, for example, foxes and badgers. And that is what he thus created. Today, in fashion, it has conquered the salons, and appears in numerous advertisements. But the Jack Russell has nonetheless retained its hunting character. The Jack Russell is always on the alert, curious, lively and sometimes has trouble keeping calm.
It is a companion suitable for people who want a lively, cheerful and funny dog. He quickly learns both good and bad manners. It is therefore necessary to educate him firmly and above all not to treat him like a lap dog. He would become a difficult dog as he tends to want to do everything his way. With a very stubborn temperament, perhaps more so than other terriers, he will constantly test his owner. Although he can be of an easy character, it is necessary to maintain firmness even in play. Once well educated, he is an ideal companion for play and outdoor activities. Always very vigilant, he is an excellent watchdog, barking at the slightest suspicious noise around the house. Authentic hunting dog, so he needs to exert himself. His ears perk up when he hears a noise. He hates being left alone and needs another dog in the family to play with. A Jack Russell who does not like to play very much or who is lazy needs another dog to play with. They have the sense of the pack. They do not get along well with other pets; hunting atavism being very strong in these dogs, they can attack cats, rats or guinea pigs with whom they got along very well before, on a whim. Well socialized, they can also rub shoulders with the house cat but very often cannot resist the need to chase the one who scurries in front of them in the street - they are still hunting dogs.