Origines de la race
Le jack russell terrier est réputé pour être l'une des races de petits chiens les plus actives et les plus agiles au monde. Développé à l'origine en Angleterre au milieu des années 1800, le jack russell n'a été reconnu en tant que race de pedigree par le U.K. Kennel Club que depuis le 1er janvier 2016.
Cela est dû au fait que le jack russel était précédemment identifié comme un « type » et non comme race, en raison de la grande diversité de chiens décrits comme étant des jack russel. La norme de la race reconnue par le U.K. Kennel Club doit encore être défini.
2 facts about Jack Russell Terriers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Jack Russell Terrier
A skip and a jump
A pretty healthy breed overall, Jack Russell Terriers can be prone to a few select joint problems - all that constant movement might be to blame – from hereditary Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCP) disease, which can be corrected surgically to, most commonly, luxating patellas. Basically, their knee-caps can move out of position. You can spot symptoms of the latter early, including limping, skipping, and a sitting position that seems as though they are compensating. A good vet can help you decide if your pooch needs surgery or not.
Yawn… the breed bores easily
While training the Jack Russell Terrier can be a relatively easy endeavour thanks to the breed’s inherent smarts, they are known to get bored rather quickly and lose interest. Not good for training! So on you to keep those sessions entertaining, changing up here and there to make sure your Jack Russell Terrier stays engaged. If you do, they will learn fast and the training will stick. They were bred as a working dog after all.
Caring for your Jack Russell Terrier
Grooming, training and exercise tips
While Jack Russell Terriers come with different coat types, none are particularly high maintenance, much like the breed itself. Brush comb your dog’s coat weekly to remove loose hairs, prevent matting or knots and to help distribute their natural skin oils for a cleaner, shiny coat. Trim nails as needed and check ears for wax or dirt regularly. When it comes to exercise, the robust Jack Russell Terrier needs a lot of exercise. Head into nature for long walks, hikes and bike rides. Tired Jack Russell Terriers are a good thing! The breed does have a high prey drive – early training will help avoid problems. As we have said elsewhere on this page, with patience and a firm hand, training headstrong Jack Russell Terriers can be a breeze – as long as you keep it interesting to offset the breed’s natural short attention span.