Jack Russell Dog Breed

Jack Russell Dog Breed

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group: Terrier Dogs
Height: 10 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 13 to 17 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

Rescue Groups

Jack Russell Terriers are sometimes bought without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one, and these dogs often end up in the care of rescue groups, in need of adoption or fostering. Other Jacks end up in rescue because their owners have divorced or died. If you’re interested in adopting an adult Jack Russell who’s already gone through the destructive puppy stage and may already be trained, a rescue group is a good place to start.


Jack Russell Terrier Rescue



35 thoughts on “Jack Russell Dog Breed”

  1. I've had JRTs for many years and they are the best dogs in the world. Mine have been off lead without problems; they were also very sociable with other dogs. If you are willng to put the time and effort into training them, you could not ask for a more loving, loyal, smile inducing companion.

  2. I am a hooman mum to my 3rd JRT. This one Patch is so affectionate and very protective towards me. He loves to please and loves learning new things. We have found that he is actually a “Jippet” that is JRTX Whippet.

  3. In my experience, A Jack that has had poor training and socialization as a puppy can lead to an adult dog that has very little interest in pleasing his people and will focus on pleasing themselves. This makes living with a Jack Russell extremely difficult. I would suggest that spend a majority of your time with your new Jack puppy is an absolute must, otherwise he will see himself as leader and you will always be secondary to him. If you are away from home all day, a Jack is not going to fit into your life very well.

  4. My little girl she just one person dog she always by my side and on my lap when resting she loves to run after cats and chase them up trees she a very smart girl we love her very much

  5. Absolutely fearless dogs. Very cheeky. Loyal. Very strong. Please do not forget that this is a hunting machine and again… fearless

  6. Had my Jack Russells for 9 years he never left my side and never once was on a leash. To train a Jack Russell you have to have lots of patience and be on them all the time. The training never stopped you have to remind them that you haven't let up. This is not for the weak at heart. You have to know what you are doing in raising a dog. They are not for the faint of heart at all. They love lots of attention they're on the go all the time and they can play ball forever they never get tired. We used to go from morning till night late night LOL. That is the only dog breed and I have had a lot of them that know what you want before you do. It's almost like they were reincarnated from a human being. In all actuality I've had German Shepherds and I could go on and on but a Jack Russell has to be up at the very top. He was my soulmate and I was his. I was homeless in Illinois for a while and a friend of mine told me to come to Indiana. When I got there everything was fine and dandy for the first month and a half until he poisoned my dog Jack. He gave him ant poisoning in a bowl of water and the neighbor gave him antifreeze. No way to save him too far gone. But we won't get into all that. If anybody out there is wanting a Jack Russell just know that they are the most awesome babies.

  7. This is absolute bollocks. I have four jack Russell's. They can be off the lead. They are feisty, brave and gorgeous dogs but not aggression in them at all. This voice over guy is a dick head

  8. I have a Jack Russell Terrier "Honey". They are not Dogs, they are a Derson. They are like living with a little thunder storm that loves you with every second of their life.
    And by the way, they are the "Jack Russell Terrier." The AKC can —- off.

  9. Chewed through a couch and a mattress, but lived! I love it when he howls every time I play the harmonica! They are great pals!

  10. I have an 11 year old Jack Russell and I can't believe how much I love them. He's a protector, a cuddler, a follower, an admirer and my best friend, just the coolest dog ever! Mine differs from the ones in this video because although he has a lot of the same traits, he also is calm and relaxed most of the time. If he plays in his swimming pool and then comes inside the house, he'll stop at the door and lay on his back so I can dry him off first. He's very smart.

  11. Don't entirely agree. Amazing dog that if trained properly will NOT dig, chew, or bark. Any breed can get out of control but you have to know how to manage it. The JRT will not be aggressive trowed other dogs but will engage if challenged. These dogs are super high energy and will hunt so they need a good yard and don't be supersized when they do what they were breed to do. If you have a cat when you get a JRT pup, make sure you give them time to bond. Really no advice if you have a cat and are trying to introduce a grown JRT, That's not good if you like the cat. I have owned Jacks my whole life, amazing dog!

  12. This is my favourite breed of dog. Unfortunately due to the long hours that I work I can't have one, I have to make do with YouTube videos of them instead????????

  13. Our JRT was a X via a Chihuahua. Short and lumpy with misshapen legs, and at first I didn't want him when my wife brought Frazier out from the Pound. He was so small he could literally sit on my palm. AND, the sneaky little devil quickly wormed his way into my heart. He's been gone nigh onto 7 years, and I still miss him.

  14. "if you don't keep him entertained he'll find his own amusement…and you won't be happy with the results" lol well said – this video is oddly edited and repetitive at times but some great info overall

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