Breed Specific - Jack Russell

Height: 25cm - 38cm

Weight: 6kg - 8kg

Life expectancy: 15+ years

Description: A small sturdy breed, the Jack Russell Terrier has a smooth white coat with markings in a range of other colours like tan, black or brown.

Temperament: Cheerful, loving, devoted, obedient and spirited, a Jack Russell loves games and toys, and are pretty good with children. This breed likes to climb and jump.

Health problems: Some Jack Russells are prone to kneecap dislocation, inherited eye diseases, deafness, Legg Perthes and mast cell tumours.

Exercise: If a Jack Russell doesn't get enough exercise it may become annoying. Daily brisk walks are good, plus it likes to run, hunt and play.

Grooming: Regularly brush the coat to keep it well-groomed.

Living conditions: An apartment is fine as long as this breed gets a lot of exercise. It is very active indoors.

Origin: This dog was named after a clergyman named Reverend John Russell.