Say Hello to the Jack Russell Terrier!
Behavior common of the Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier has a lot of the same behavior as that of many other dogs in the terrier family. They are known for having a lot of personality and energy in just a small dog, but they also have their issues to deal with. This means you need to be really to take on some tough times if they come along. Jack Russells are notorious for barking quite a bit and for showing aggression towards other dogs. These are both things you will want to keep in mind if you already have other dogs as part of your family. One of the best ways you can make sure that your dog is available to overcome any of these behavioral problems is to make sure that you get proper training as early on as possible and do as much socialization as possible.
Appearance of the Jack Russell Terrier (Rough)
Jack Russell Terriers are small dogs that are known to be very athletic and very hard workers. Like other members of the terrier family, they have a somewhat flat skull and are known for their dark colored eyes that have a very distinctive almond slap to them. They have a broad but small chest that is ideal for the hunting of small animals. They are also noted for having very muscular and strong legs, particularly their hindquarters, which help them to be able chase prey down very quickly.
The typical Jack Russell Terrier only weighs between thirteen and seventeen pounds. They also do not get much larger than thirteen or fourteen inches tall. Even though they are typically quite small in size their behavior and attitude more than make up for their diminutive stature.
The coat of the Jack Russell Terrier can be one of three types. The first type is known as a smooth coat, which has a smoother look and feel to it. They can also have what is known as a broken coat that has the same texture as a smooth coat but is very often slightly longer than a smooth coat. The third type, known as the rough coat, is even longer than a broken coat and is not wavy or curly like many of the breeds with a broken coat may be.
Grooming your Jack Russell Terrier (Rough)
With most Jack Russell Terriers, if you make a weekly ritual of combing and brushing your dog you will have no problems no matter what type of coat they may have. Regular brushing can go a long way in making sure the hair stays neat and clean. This will also help to cut down on the amount of bathing your dog will need. With regular brushing, bathing should only be done whenever it is really needed. As with any dog, you should brush its teeth regularly to avoid tooth and gum problems. You also want to be sure to trim the nails of its paws on a monthly basis if your dog does not wear them down naturally by going outdoors a lot.
History of the Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier was first found in England back in the early 1800s. A man by the name of John Russell came across an unusually looking dog while at Oxford University and this dog became the first of the breed to be known as the Jack Russell Terrier. He deliberately bred the dogs to be small enough so that it could root a fox out of its den but tall enough that it could easily keep up with other hunting dogs. This made the dog very popular among hunters and helped to spread the popularity of the breed.