Jack Russell Terrier

KC Pedigree, Small

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The Jack Russell Terrier is the modern descendent of the hardy terriers developed by the Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century.


Attractive to ...

Energetic owners with high garden fences who are looking for loyalty.

Not the best for ...

Keen gardeners as these little dogs love to dig – and they'll dig up everything!


Jack, JRT, Jack Russell

Cross between



United Kingdom


Small enough to carry when necessary.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


variable (smooth, spikey)


Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

15 years

Good first dog?



Annette Courtney 's Jack Russell Terriers

I am a small breeder based in North Bedfordshire. Don't be alarmed when reading I have three breeds, I have one Golden doodle girl and one poodle , plus two jack Russell girls, My Australian boys live with a good friend in the village. Our dogs live in the home along side us and are our foremost pets. .I am a breed adviser in Dogs Today Magazine and I am the Co-founder of the The Labradoodle Club of Great Britain. I am also an ambassador and approved breeder of Tailwise. I have studied animal behaviour at Moulton College and I have studied at Shuttleworth Agricultural College to obtain a degree in Animal Management and have a BSc in animal Science. I have also carried out my level three veterinary nurse exam, advanced puppy first aid and advanced behaviour courses. I intend to carry on my education with a Masters degree in Law and Welfare .


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