Jack Russell Terrier

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A strong, active and agile working Terrier with great character with a lithe body of medium length. His lively movement is accompanied by his sharp expression. Tail docking is optional and the coat can be smooth, coarse or broken.

The Jack Russell Terrier originated in England in the 19th century, thanks to the efforts of the Rev. John Russell. He created a breed of Fox Terrier to meet the need for a dog that ran with his Foxhounds and could flush out fox and other wild animals. Two varieties were developed with fundamentally similar Standards except for some differences concerning mostly height and proportions. The taller, more square-built type is now known as the Parson Russell Terrier, while the shorter, proportionately slightly longer type is known as the Jack Russell Terrier.

Important proportions
The dog as a whole is longer than tall, that is, it is rectangular.

Behavior / Character
A lively, alert and active Terrier with a sharp and intelligent expression. Bold and fearless, friendly but confident enough.

Hair: can be smooth, broken or coarse. It must be waterproof. Coats should not be manipulated (deep stripping) to appear smooth or broken.

Color: white must predominate, with black and / or fire-colored spots. The fire-colored spots can vary from the lightest fawn to the most intense (chestnut).

Ideal height: 25cm to 30cm.

Weight: since 5 cm should correspond to 1 kg of weight, a dog of 25 cm in height will weigh about 5 kg, a dog of 30 cm will weigh 6 kg.