Is a
Jack Russell the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Jack Russell

Choosing a Jack Russell as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Small dogs but full of energy and character, Popular and well known they make ideal family pets but can also be used as a working dog.

Suitable Owners

Active owner, familiar with dogs who is able to devote time to exercise and play.

Originally bred to hunt rats and mice.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:


Smooth and rough varieties coated available

Coat sheds hair so a short brushing will be required, frequency could be weekly or daily but will depend on your time and tolerance of dog hair.
Average Height:

23-26 cms. 9-12 ins.
Average Weight:

4-7 kgs. 9-15 lbs.

Mostly white with tan, black, or brown markings

Tenacious, corageous,active and inquisitive, they are not belligerent but not afraid of a scrap and will not back down. Jack Russell Terriers will be hopelessly devoted to you, and might even become possessive of you. With the right amount of socialisation they make great family pets and are tolerant of children and other pets.


Likes lots of exercise and play.
Average Lifespan: 

12-15 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can chase other small animals if not well socialised.

Potential Health Concerns

A healthy breed not known to have any particular weaknesses
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Rough coated Jack Russell

Smooth coated Jack Russell


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