Jack Russell Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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Overview
The Jack Russell Terrier or Parson Jack Russell Terrier originated in England in the 19th century. Their name derived from the Reverend John Russell, a hunting enthusiast, who was the first person to breed them for fox hunting. The Jack Russell Terrier is exceedingly adept at digging and burrowing into foxholes and dens.
Character
The Jack Russell Terrier is sturdy, hardy, and robust in appearance. They are outgoing with a keen expression. They have an inquisitive nature. This compact breed is very vocal but is never "yappy". They are fearless and are completely unaware of their small stature.
Temperament
The Jack Russell Terrier is a loving and devoted breed. They are spirited, lively, amusing, and energetic. They get along with older, well-behaved, considerate children. They are not recommended for children under eight years of age. They do not get along with other pets. Their natural hunting instinct brings out their aggressive nature. They are highly intelligent and bold. Their courage often leads them into dangerous situations that may lead to fatal results. The Jack Russell Terrier requires an extraordinary amount of human attention. They are not well suited for a two career family.
Care
The Jack Russell Terrier requires minimal grooming. They need regular brushing with a firm bristle brush. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to keep their nails trimmed regularly to prevent problems. They are easily over-fed and have a tendency to become overweight. The health issues that affect this breed include deafness, glaucoma, epilepsy, allergies, and skin problems.
Coat
The Jack Russell Terrier has a dense double-coat that comes in three varieties: smooth, rough, and broken. The smooth coat has an outer-coat that is short and stiff. In the rough coat the outer-coat is longer. The broken variety is used to describe both dogs with outer-coats of different lengths or dogs that have longer hair on specific parts of the body. The Jack Russell Terrier is primarily white with black, tan, or tri-color markings. They shed constantly.
Training
The Jack Russell Terrier can be difficult, determined, and willful. They require firm and consistent guidance, as they are easily distracted. It is important for them to know whom their master is or they will take charge. Early socialization may moderately temper their aggressiveness. Obedience training is highly recommended. The Jack Russell displays talents in such areas as hunting, tracking, and agility.
Activity
The Jack Russell Terrier thrives on exercise. They are very active indoors and require constant stimulation. They have the ability to adapt to apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, but do best with an average size yard that is securely fenced. They will become destructive if they become bored. They enjoy long walks and vigorous play sessions.
Weight
13-17 lbs
Height
12-14 inches
Color(s)
predominantly white with tan, black, or brown markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Jack Russell Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Jack Russell Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Jack Russell Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Jack Russell Terriers sold is $625.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Jack Russell Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,300 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Jack Russell Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Jack Russell Terriers sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $625.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,300.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 12845 Jack Russell Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Jack Russell Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Jack Russell Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Jack Russell Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 12845 Jack Russell Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Jack
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Daisy
  • 4. Buster
  • 5. Buddy
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Sam
  • 8. Jake
  • 9. Jack Russell
  • 10. Mickey
  • 11. Maggie
  • 12. Sadie
  • 13. Molly
  • 14. Toby
  • 15. Bailey
  • 16. Sophie
  • 17. Cooper
  • 18. Princess
  • 19. Abby
  • 20. Lady

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Short Stop Russells
Member Since: October 2007
Location: Mohave County, Arizona
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We have been raising Jacks for years, I brought my original breeding stock with me from England. They are all named at birth, home raised and well socialised and spoiled. We have smooth, rough and broken coats, lots of relatives some as old as 15 now retired and live out their lives with us. All perspective owners must be approved. Please e mail me for further pics until Website is finished.

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Anonymous asked:
HOW LONG DOES A JACK RUSSELL STAY IN HEAT? MINE IS 11 MONTHS OLD AND SHE IS IN HEAT RIGHT NOW.

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A dog will be in heat an average of 3 weeks. They will spend the first 5 - 10 days bleeding, and then you will notice a clear or slightly pinkish mucus coming from her vulva for 2 - 5 days (this is the time that she would be able to breed. DO NOT let her out of your sight, off of a leash, or anywhere where a male dog could get to her). Then she will spend the next 3 - 7 days secreting again, sometimes it can be bloody and sometimes not. When her vulva has gone all the way back down to normal, that is when you know she is not in heat. The longest known heat in a dog lasted 45 days, so be diligent and keep an eye on your dog. She is now old enough to spay, so make an appointment to get her spayed as soon as she is finished with this heat.

Anonymous asked:
I adopted a JRT that was about 9 months old when I got him. Is it possible for me to find out if he's pure bred with a blood test or by some other means?

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Yes you can, you can purchase a dog DNA test from your vet or you can purchase one online. The kit will come with two swabs, which you will swab your dogs inner-cheek with; and then send it to the company. You will then receive a document that includes your dogs DNA results. Some go back different generations, so make sure you choose the one you want as per going as far back as you are looking for.

Anonymous asked:
Had a Jack, and as a puppy, was a kleptomaniac! Snatch a shoe or soc, then run when confronted. How do you train a dog to stop this annoying trait? Going to buy another no matter, but need your input. Thanks.

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Contacting your local Positive Reinforcement trainer is the best way to stop this annoying habit. Puppies love to chew and they love their owners, so it is natural for them to chew on or take their owners stuff. Trading your puppy with something he/she likes more, such as a treat or another toy is the best way. But you can also set your puppy up for success by not having shoes, socks, and other items you do not want your puppy to chew on/take within reach. Put socks in a hamper or in a drawer; and put shoes in a closet or baby gate off the mud room or front entrance if possible.

Anonymous asked:
What is the average life expectancy of the Jack Russell Terrier?

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The average life span of the Jack Russell Terrier is 13 - 16 years.

Anonymous

My Jack Russell passed almost exactly one month after his 16th birthday but they have been known to live 18-20 years.

Anonymous asked:
We have a Jack Russell Terrier mix, given to us at age 5 by someone who couldn't keep her. She was almost 45 lbs when we got her. We found out she was hypothyroid, and after being on medication, she is now 35 lbs. She looks exactly like a JRT, but is twice as big and she is mellow, instead of being hyper. She will be 12 years old on 1/1/16. What other breeds could have produced a dog that looks exactly like a Jack Russell, but is twice as big and mellow? I know you can only guess, but I'd appreciate any guessing.

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I would guess a Beagle. I had a Jack Russell, Beagle mix and she looked Jack Russell, but was a lot bigger. I hope this helped.

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Updated: 10/17/2017