Country of Origin: England
Coat: There are two varieties. The Jack Russell Terrier can be either smooth-haired or rough-haired. They are usually white with tan, black, or lemon, or with markings in three colors. Markings restricted to the head and base of the tail are preferred.
Character: Jack Russells are brave (sometimes excessively so), boisterous, watchful, a self-starter, and very self-confident.
Temperament: The Jack Russell gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. Jack Russells, however, are still a hunting dog, so they sometimes can't resist the urge to chase the family cat. The Jack Russell may try to be dominant over other dogs, regardless of size. Visitors will always be announced with a distinctive bark.
Care: During shedding, remove dead hairs with a rubber brush. Occasionally, the coat of the rough-haired variety will need to be plucked.
Training: The Jack Russell Terrier learns quickly but will always try to have its own way. Consistency in training is key. It will try to win you over with its mischievous charm.
Activity: The Jack Russell has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy. It must be given many opportunities to burn it off. The Jack Russell needs to run and play, and enjoys agility skills and playing catch. Digging is among its favorite activities. It is happiest on a farm or a home with a large backyard where it can frolic.
Description : Perhaps most famous as the actor on "Wishbone" (the children's PBS series), the Jack Russell Terrier or Parson Jack Russell Terrier is a small, agile, brave animal. These terriers are good at hunting small animals like foxes and raccoons. Like other terriers they need activity or may become bored and invent their own entertainment. They need room to run and play. Being confined in an apartment is not recommended. Jack Russells are clean and very trainable little dogs.