Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed

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Are you looking for an adorable, affectionate, loving, loyal, and small companion dog breed then you must check it out shorty jack Russell terrier once. Mainly this dog breed was developed for hunting purposes. In old times the men have a habit or we can say hunting was a favorite pastime for men’s including the men of the church. So this dog breed was developed by parson john Russell in the south of England some 200 years ago. Jack Russell terrier is also known as parson Russell terrier. This breed is famous among horse trainers, sports enthusiasts, and many more. If you are going to buy this breed than you should see the information given below about this cute, small powerhouse.

Height: 25 – 38 cm (Adult, At the withers)

Weight: 6.4 – 8.2 kg (Adult)

Color: White, Black & White, White & Tan

Temperament: Stubborn, Energetic, Intelligent, Fearless, Athletic, Vocal

Life expectancy: 13 – 16 years

Shedding: Moderate to High

Jack Russell Terrier’s Energy Level

Jack Russell is a cute, small breed of dogs but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need much physical workout. He is small but he is a powerhouse of energy. He needs a good amount of exercise to release his high energy. Jack is also known for his fearless personality and boundless energy. You have to be aware of his energy. That trained jack that you see on tv shows and movies don’t come in that way. You have to be very patient and consistent while training your pup. The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly trainable dog but he has his own personality and his own mind and won’t stand for boredom. If you don’t entertain him than he will find his own way to entertain himself and you probably won’t be happy with the results.


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You have to be alert sometimes as he can be aggressive towards the other dogs like the dogs who he doesn’t know. But with the help of the early socialization, this problem can be solved. Overall, Jack Russell Terrier puppies have a very good, loving, and caring personality. They go very well with the family, children, and adults. If you have other pets in your home then don’t worry he will do great with them just he needs early socialization.


Jack Russell terrier is a powerhouse of energy and many people think that they are small and they are going to fit in their apartment lifestyle. Yes, they will fit into your lifestyle very easily but on one condition they need a good amount of exercise on a daily basis. Jack has a huge amount of high energy in them and they have to realize that high energy through an exercise like walking, playing, etc. at least they need 40 minutes of daily workout/exercise. And if you don’t do so then they will find their own way of entertainment or to realize their energy and probably you will be not happy with the results.


Training a Jack Russell terrier puppy is neither hard nor easy. The thing is you have to be patient and consistent with this dog breed. Jack has their own mind and personality if they will not like something, they will not be going to it. Yes, they are a little stubborn in some cases but you have to handle him with care, love, and respect.

The best time to train dogs is play time their you can make him realize that you are the handler or the person who is above him that he has to listen to your commands in any situation. you have to be patient, calm, consistent and you should have a good sense of humour to train him. And training jack Russell terrier is not a tough job. He is very friendly and loyal with their owners and if you train and socialize them well then you will see a loyal, friendly and lovable companion standing by your side.


My only tip here is never to punish your dogs for any type of mistake because they will never understand that you are punishing them. They will act as a rebel or they will protect themselves and you will be not happy with the consequences. And if you are not able to train your dog you can take help with any of the dog trainers and if you are not willing to give your baby into someone else hand then you can take a course help to train your dog. And trust me the results are amazing. I have also trained my dog with the help of these things. You need the proper knowledge to train your dog and if you are a new dog parent then you should consider the trainer or the course to help your dog. Because practical knowledge comes with experience.

Shorty Jack Russell Terrier’s Coat

Mainly shorty jack Russell terrier comes in two types of coat that is smooth and broken. The coat will be never curly or wavy. The broken coat is slightly longer with just a hint of eyebrows and beard. Both the coats have double layer and a coarse texture. Jack comes in black, white and tricolour (white, black or tan). The white marks on them help the hunters to find them in the fields.


Now let’s talk about their grooming. Jack Russell terrier puppies don’t need much grooming just you have to take care of few things and let’s see what are the few things. Brushing your dog hair is an important thing to note. But with this dog breed, you don’t need to worry about their brushing. As they need weekly brushing to remove their dead and loose hair. Jack rarely needs a bath but if he is playing very much in the ground or a filed then you can give him a bath like once a week or in once in two weeks. A broken or rough coat must be stripped once or twice a year.

The next important thing to note is you should trim your jack nails once in a month to keep their feet in a good condition. If you listen to the sound of their nail clicking on your floor then they are too long just trim them. it will protect you as well as your furniture to get scratched when they jump on to them.

Also, you need to care about their dental health. Brush his teeth at least twice or thrice a week to prevent tartar build-up or any type of dental disease. Start brushing their teeth when they are pups to make them used to it. Be gentle when you are brushing their teeth.


Jack Russell terrier is a completely healthy dog breed. But like certain dog breeds, they can also be affected by some of the diseases and it’s better to know what the common disease that they can get affected with. When you are buying your pup then go and find a good breeder who will tell you that your pup is healthy or not. Health clarence is very important it shows that the dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. Because health problem doesn’t appear until your dog reaches the maturity level its around 2 years.

Today’s Quote –

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones


So these are the important information about the shorty Jack Russell terrier. If you are going to take this cute pup to your home then do read the following information above this will really help you. And also, before buying any pups do checkout the rescue centers or camps. And yes all dog breeds are loving, caring, and loyal they just need respect and love from you and in return, they will reward you with unconditional love.

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Written by Adrienne Farricelli, well versed CPDT-KA(1) certified dog trainer.
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