The Jack Russell Terrier

Exercise Requirements  
Grooming Requirements  
Weight6 - 8 Kg (approx)
Life Span15 + Years (approx)

Information below provided by the
Jack Russell Terrier Club of Victoria, Inc

About Jack Russell Terriers

Jack Russell Terriers grow to 10-12in (25-30cm) in height.

They are active dogs so they need some form of exercise – walks or playing with the owners. Obedience training and socialisation are important for a happy, healthy JRT.

All JRTs need regular brushing to help with shedding. They shed all year round.

Broken and rough coated dogs also need their coats ‘stripped’ regularly to keep the coat harsh and water proof. (Ask your puppy’s breeder to show you this grooming technique).

Jack Russell Terriers need a family that will spend plenty of time with their active, little dog. They are people-orientated. They are suited to older children, but can happily live with young children so long as they are always supervised together to prevent them from hurting one another.

Jack Russell Terriers participate in Conformation (Dog Shows), Obedience, Agility, Racing, and Earthdog. The more activities, the better for your dog! Train, train and more training for a well-adjusted dog.

Finding a responsible JRT Breeder

Be sure your puppy comes with ANKC registration paper and pedigree. See the links to each state registrar.

Ask about vaccinations and health tests for patellas and eyes. Find out if your puppy is on Limited or Main Register and ensure the breeder explains to you what that means. Ensure the parents are socialised.

When visiting the breeder’s premises look for a clean, non-smelly puppy area and happy, outgoing pups whose parents are not aggressive.

Other information about the breed

There is no such thing as a "teacup" Jack Russell Terrier.
It is a myth that smooth coat JRTs are non-shedding. They shed all year round.
The runt of the litter will not always grow into a smaller sized adult.
There is a perception that all small, tan and white smooth-coated terriers are Jack Russell Terriers. Please check that you are buying a purebred Jack Russell Terrier by contacting the breed club in your state.

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