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I thought I’d write a quick post on the Jack Russell Terrier especially because I own one myself.

The Jack Russell Terrier was originally bred as a ratter and has been around for about 200 years, this breed varies in size and shape.

The Parson Russell Terrier developed in the 1800s is the breed with long legs and used to hunt with horses. This is the breed I have.

How long does A Jack Russell Live?

The average lifespan is 13-16 years.


A lovely clever fearless dog, very lively and independent yet can be a handful when training. This dog has a mind of his own and my boy is 4 years old and hasn’t lost his puppy ways, he can have selective hearing at times and be very stubborn!

They make great little guard dogs and are extremely affectionate especially with family. Whoever said dogs don’t like cuddles is definitely wrong, my dog loves cuddles on the sofa together.

Coat Types

This dog’s coat tends to shed and comes in three types:

Smooth – This coat is smooth and lies in one direction.

Course – This coat is wiry and rough in texture.

Broken – This coat is a combination of both types above.

Coat Colours

Jack Russell coats are mainly the colours of white, black and tan, the tan can vary in different shades.

Do you own a Jack Russell? Let us know in the comments below.

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