Russell Terrier Resource

Russell Terrier

The Russell Terrier is smaller and more rectangular than the Parson Russell Terrier. It originated in England, but was developed in Australia where it was standardized and became known as the Jack Russell Terrier, the name it which it was recognized by the FCI. It was decided to rename the breed in the US and is not recognized by this name in England. The Russell Terrier was used to hunt fox. Its oval, compressible chest allowed it to enter underground burrows to flush out vermin. It has a hardy, energetic, fearless disposition. It needs daily exercise and excels at sports such as flyball, agility and earthdog. The coat can be smooth, broken or rough and requires little else other than occasional grooming and bathing when needed. 

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Small Dog Breed
White is predominate with black and or tan markings

Smooth, broken or rough.

Life Expectancy:
12 to 15 years
AKC Group:
Terrier Group
UKC Group:
10 to 12 inches
11 to 13 pounds
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