Research Notes Makenzie

Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
page 166-67

Coile, D. Caroline, Ph.D. Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. Hauppauge, New York. 1998. Print.

  • Named after John Russell
  • Descend from a dog named Trump
  • obtained by John Russell of Devonshire, England in the mid 1800's
  • John Russell loved fox hunting and developed a line of terriers that could keep up with the horses and catch fox
  • his line was so successful it eventually carried his name Jack Russell Terrier.
  • he declined to show his own breed in conformations shows
  • jack Russell terrier owners provide their dogs mettle in the field rather than in the show ring
  • the tradition hold true today some show their dogs in the show ring but most do not
  • this dog breed was admitted into the miscellaneous class in 1998
  • they are popular with horse owners and are frequently seen around stables
  • area of origin: England
  • Original Function: Fox bolting
  • Todays function: earth dog trials
  • thrive on action and adventure
  • true hunter at heart
  • playful and intelligent
  • slightly taller than it is long
  • slender built allows it to fit in small passage ways
  • coat is either smooth or broken
  • coat is coarse and weather proof
  • almond shaped eyes
  • flat skull
  • button ears small V shaped
  • topline straight with loin slightly

The Encyclopedia of the Dog
pages 180

Fogle, Bruce D.V.M. The Encyclopedia of the Dog. Henrietta Street, London. 1995. Print

  • life expectancy is 13-14 years
  • weight range is 9-15 pounds
  • height range is 10-12 inches
  • one of the most popular small dogs
  • have a lot of energy and need a lot of exercise
  • town and country
  • fun and loving
  • over whelming affectionate
  • longer body than it is tall
  • jet black nose
  • black pigmented lips
  • powerful muscular hind legs
  • erect ears: may also be folded
  • also originally breed for rat killing
  • very short
  • very very much like the parson jack Russell terriers
  • long rather pointed muzzle
  • shorter tails
  • they can be white and brown, white and black or tricolored

The complete book of the dog
Page 196 197

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. The Complete book of the dog. New York, New York. 1985. Print

  • not yet accepted by any kennel club
  • not a distinct breed any where
  • jack Russell terrier club in England
  • powerful jaws
  • though
  • brave
  • good family compainion
  • can be aggressive to other dogs
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