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How to care for your Parson Jack Russell Terrier. Honest advice on caring for Jack Russell Terrier puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.

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Parson Jack Russell Terrier dog breed

Jack Russell Terriers...
Advice You Can Trust

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Jack Russell Terrier FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Jack Russell Terriers.


Training Jack Russell Terriers

I'll show you how to teach your Jack Russell Terrier puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Jack Russell Terrier Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Jack Russell Terrier health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Jack Russell Terrier

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Jack Russell Terrier from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Jack Russell Terrier puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.

Quick Tips about Jack Russell Terriers

Jack Russell Terrier Size
Most Jack Russell Terriers stand 12-15 inches (some canine registries also allow 10-12 inches). Weight is 10-17 pounds.
Jack Russell Terrier Coat
Smooth (shorthaired), Rough (very scruffy), or Broken (in between Smooth and Rough). All three coats SHED, with shedding being especially constant in the smooth coat.
Jack Russell Terrier Build
Can be square (height equal to length) or short-legged with a long back.
Also known as
JRT, Parson Russell Terrier, and just plain old Russell Terrier, depending on which canine organization he happens to be registered with. See my Jack Russell Terrier FAQ for more info on this confusion.
Misspellings:
Jack Russell Terror (pretty funny!) or Terrior