6 Things to know about Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russel originally intended for hunting, measuring between 25 and 30 cm, the Jack Russel Terrier weighs between 8 and 12 kilos. This charming dog with droopy ears, formerly dedicated to hunting, has become over time, an excellent pet.


A real star around the world for its particularly endearing temperament, the Jack Russell Terrier, despite its small size, is nonetheless a dog that has a great need to let off steam, and therefore to be channeled. Thus, it is recommended only for already experienced masters!

A Hunting dog

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The Jack Russell is primarily a working dog, especially a hunting dog. The race was created in the 19th century by an English pastor to hunt foxes and has since maintained a powerful hunting instinct. Fast, brave, determined and very intelligent, the Jack Russell has all the qualities to make a great hunter. Besides, its small size and flexibility are certain assets, because they allow him to follow his prey into their narrowest burrows.

A Hyperactive dog

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The Jack Russell has overflowing energy that needs to be channeled. It’s a real electric pile! Thus, he always needs to be stimulated, whether physically or intellectually, which means that this dog of about 5 kilos will not be satisfied with a walk around the block.
If this is not the case, not only is he likely to be unhappy but besides, he may end up finding how to take care of himself and therefore do some nonsense. Indeed, it does not support boredom and can quickly become destructive.