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Jack Russell Terrier Info

Jack Russell Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 15-17 years Height: 10-12" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 14-18 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Jack Russell Terrier is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 14 lbs that can reach 18 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Jack Russell Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 17 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Jack Russell Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Jack Russell Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Jack Russell Terrier Temperament

perky, merry, devoted,  fearless, enjoys games and playing with toys, generally kind to children, intelligent, highly trainable, need a firm, experienced trainer, like to bark and dig

Health Problems

dislocation of the kneecaps, inherited eye diseases, deafness, Legg Perthes-a disease of the hip joints

Jack Russell Terrier Coat

Jack Russell Terrier Dog Colors

Predominately white with tan, black, or brown markings

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