Jack Russell terriers are tough, tenacious, athletic, and super friendly. This energetic dog was bred to be a working dog and still displays the cleverness that made it a highly-sought after hunting dog back in the early 19th century.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available). (Hint: your browser should be able to Translate to English , at least for text (e.g., right click in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).)
Video (link - http://www.vdh.de/welpen/mein-welpe/jack-russell-terrier
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
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Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
Many thanks to DWN content partner, Charles Hickey, DVM & the JRTCA for sharing this content with the DWN community!
The Kennel Club, Jack Russell Terrier 'Statement'
Meet Britain’s Surprising New Pedigree Dog Breed – The Jack Russell Terrier
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The Kennel Club (interim)
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (not AKC affiliated) -- Jack Russell Terrier JRTCA Breed Standard -JRTCA-JRTGB
Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (
in Swedish) and/ or English summary
UK: The Kennel Club:
DNA Testing Schemes
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
The Jack Russell Terrier prepared by Lyn Brown
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL KENNEL COUNCIL: Extended Breed Standard of THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
Jack Russell Terrier Research Foundation (JRTRF): http://www.jrt-research.com/
"The JRTRF encourages, promotes and supports the development and/or maintenance of research related to genetic defects found in the Jack Russell Terrier."
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
US: Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA): https://www.therealjackrussell.com/
UK: Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain (J.R.T.C.G.B.): http://www.jrtcgb.co.uk/
Finland: Suomen Jackrussellinterrierit ry: http://www.jackrussellinterrieri.fi/ Australia: THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER CLUB OF AUSTRALIA, INC.: http://thejackrussellterrierclubofaustraliainc.weebly.com/
Sweden: Jack Russell Terrier club of Sweden: http://www.jrtc.se
Jack Russell klubben: http://www.jackrussellklubben.se/
Germany: Working Jack Russell Terrier Club Germany von 1989 e.V.: http://www.workingjackrusselterrier.com/
Norway: Norsk Terrier Klub: http://norskterrierklub.no/