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Breed:

Jack Russell Terrier

Group (AKC):

Miscellaneous

Country of OriginEngland
Type of coatshedding, short, hard and smooth, or rough and wiry
Groomingperiodic brushing, regular bathing, ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height11-14 inches
Average weight10-16 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogyes
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilitydifficult to train, stubborn, needs firm and consistent methods, can excel at agility work
Compatibility with childrengreat with kids but no roughhousing or tug of war games
Charactercurious, active, affectionate, energetic, agile
Ideal home environmentapartment OK if exercised daily
Ideal ownerfirm consistent leader with time to exercise and train
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization
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Additional notes:

Not necessarily having to be named Jack or Russell, this is a marvelous little dog! They are courageous, bold, and humorous. However, their courage sometimes gets them into trouble. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but better one in hand than two in a bush." (or something like that).

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