Jack Russell Terrier

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Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive
  • Overview

  • 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. Russell Terriers are intelligent and learn quickly, are devoted and affectionate, and make good pets for an active family.

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    These tenacious hunters were first bred in the South of England in the mid 1800's to hunt fox. Although very similar to their close relative, the Jack Russell Terrier, the main difference between the Jack Russell and the Parson is their size. The Parson Russell Terrier is a medium-sized (12.5-15 inches), friendly explorer who gets a long great with children and strangers alike. Their ideal companion is an active person with a good sense of humor, as these dogs are as amusing as they are clever!

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