FCI-Standard N° 345
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER/ORIGIN: England.
COUNTRY OF DEVELOPMENT: Australia.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID
UTILIZATION: A good working Terrier with ability to go to
ground. An excellent companion dog.
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 3 Terriers.
Section 2 Small Terriers.
Working trial optional.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY
The Jack Russell Terrier
originated in England in the 1800’s due to the efforts of the Reverend
John Russell. He developed a strain of Fox Terriers to suit his needs
for a dog to run with his foxhounds and go to ground to bolt the fox
and other quarry from their dens. Two varieties evolved with
basically similar Standards except for differences, mainly in height
and proportions. The taller, more squarely built dog is now known as
the Parson Russell Terrier and the shorter, slightly longer
proportioned do, is known as the Jack Russell Terrier.
A strong, active, lithe working
Terrier of great character with flexible body of medium length. His
smart movement matches his keen expression. Tail docking is
optional and the coat may be smooth, rough or broken.
The overall dog is longer than high, i.e. rectangular. The depth of the
body from the withers to the brisket should equal the length of
foreleg from elbows to the ground. The girth behind the elbows
should be about 40 to 43 cms.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT:
A lively, alert and active
Terrier with a keen, intelligent expression. Bold and fearless, friendly
but quietly confident.
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