Jack Russell Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Jack Russell Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Jack Russell Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
|Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Jack Russell Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Terrier breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Jack Russell Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Jack Russell Terrier breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubIrish Kennel ClubClub Espanol De TerriersJack Russell Terrier Club Of America|
How much does the Jack Russell Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Jack Russell Terrier price:
If you choose to purchase the Jack Russell Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Jack Russell Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Jack Russell Terrier gets to a happy place.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Jack Russell Terrier size:
How much does the Jack Russell Terrier weigh? Jack Russell Terrier weight:
|11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Jack Russell Terrier? Jack Russell Terrier average weight:
|14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)|
How tall is the Jack Russell Terrier? Jack Russell Terrier height:
|8-15 inches (20-38 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Jack Russell Terrier average height:
|11.5 inches (29 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Jack Russell Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Jack Russell Terrier's coat?
How to groom the Jack Russell Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Jack Russell Terrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Jack Russell Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Russell Terrier? Jack Russell Terrier shedding level:
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Jack Russell Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Jack Russell Terrier every day?
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
What kind of personality does the Jack Russell Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Jack Russell Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Jack Russell Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Jack Russell Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Jack Russell Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Jack Russell Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Russell Terrier need? Jack Russell Terrier social needs:
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Jack Russell Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my JRT bark?
Nagyon sokat: Jack Russell Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Jack Russell Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Jack Russell Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Jack Russell Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Jack Russell Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Jack Russell Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential |
Do Jack Russell Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Russell Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Jack Russell Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force |
Does the Jack Russell Terrier has a hard bite?
|Between 100 and 200 PSI|
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Jack Russell Terrier do?
Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Jack Russell Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Jack Russell Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Jack Russell Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Jack Russell Terrier have high prey drive?
Jack Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Jack Russell Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Jack Russell Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Jack Russell Terrier. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Jack Russell Terrier tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog |
Where Jack Russell Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Jack Russell Terrier temperament with other people:
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Jack Russell Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jack Russell Terrier temperament with children:
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Jack Russell Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Jack Russell Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Jack Russell Terrier can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Jack Russell Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Jack Russell Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Jack Russell Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Jack Russell Terrier be an emotional support animal?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Jack Russell Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Jack Russell Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly |
Are Jack Russell Terriers good office dogs? Do Jack Russell Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Jack Russell Terriers be office dogs?
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Jack Russell Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Russell Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Jack Russell Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Jack Russell Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a boat dog?
Jack Russell Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Jack Russell Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Jack Russell Terrier be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Jack Russell Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Jack Russell Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Jack Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Jack Russell Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jack Russell Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Jack Russell Terrier:
|DeafnessGlaucomaLegg-perthes DiseaseLens LuxationPatellar Luxation|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Jack Russell Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Jack Russell Terrier see the vet?
The Jack Russell Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Jack Russell Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Jack Russell Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Jack Russell Terrier? How many years can the oldest Jack Russell Terrier live?
Is the Jack Russell Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Jack Russell Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Jack Russell Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Jack Russell Terrier?
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Jack Russell Terrier dogs require per day?
Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Jack Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Jack Russell Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Jack Russell Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Jack Russell Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Jack Russell Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Jack Russell Terrier drool?
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Jack Russell Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Jack Russell Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Jack Russell Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|Litter Frequency||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Jack Russell Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Jack Russell Terrier Pros & Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Drooling tendency: The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Watchdog Ability: Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
- Adaptability: Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Dog Friendly: Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
- Boat Dog: Jack Russell Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.
- Hypoallergenic: Jack Russell Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Jack Russell Terrier.
- Shedding Level: Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
- Mouthiness: Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
- Cat Friendly: Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Jack Russell Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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