Jack Russell Terrier

Growth Size

The Jack Russell Terrier grows to a height of 30 – 35cm, and a weight of 5 – 10kg.

Lifespan

13 – 16 years.

Temperament

Jack Russells love being taken to the park to run around, play and generally socialise with other dogs and people. They are a good companion dog, renowned for their loyalty towards their owners. These busy little pets love to be kept entertained and bad behaviour often signifies boredom. If they need to be at home alone while their family is at work or school, make sure they have plenty of toys to keep them entertained. If entertainment isn’t provided, they may seek their own, destructive means of keeping life fun.

Training Difficulty

Jack Russells are an exceptionally intelligent breed, so it is recommended that owners take them to obedience training for them to reach their full potential.

Recommended Owners

Jack Russells are great for families, couples and single people.

Origin

Similarly to many other breeds, the Jack Russell finds its roots in hunting. It was selectively bred to be a mostly white dog so it was easier to distinguish from the game it was pursuing. Their origins can be traced back to the now extinct English White Terrier.

Diet

One to one and a half cups of food per day for adult dogs, split over two meals. Half of this amount can be dry food and the other wet food.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

Although Jack Russells have a short coat they still require grooming to control their shedding. A weekly brush with a de-shedding comb will keep their coats under control.

Comments

This is a breed that loves digging. They are also energetic, and excellent escape artists, so it's a good idea to supervise their time outdoors.