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      Jack Russell Terrier Characteristics

      Size
      Small
      Energy
      High
      Coat
      Smooth, broken or rough; doublecoated with coarse texture.
      Weight
      14-18 lbs
      • Size

        Small

      • Energy

        High

      • Weight

        14-18 lbs

      • Coat

        Smooth, broken or rough; doublecoated with coarse texture.

      About Jack Russell Terriers

      Bred to be compact, alert hunting companions, Jack Russell Terriers today are still very similar to their ancestors. These active, sturdy terriers come in two varieties (smooth coat and rough coat) and are not your typical lap dogs. Jack Russell Terriers are intelligent and learn quickly, are devoted and affectionate, and make good pets for an active family.

      Did You Know?

      This lively dog loves to jump! Jack Russells can jump higher than five feet.

      Origin

      Named after Parson John Russell, the man who bred them, Jack Russell Terriers developed in southern England during the mid-1800s with the aim to create a terrier that could hunt with a team of other hounds.