Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting; it is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated. It is commonly confused with the Parson Russell terrier (see the American Kennel Club) and the Russell terrier, which is a shorter-legged, stockier variety. (Within the Fédération Cynologique Internationale the "Russell terrier" is also known as "Jack Russell terrier.") The term "Jack Russell" is commonly misapplied to other small white terriers. The Jack Russell is a broad type, with a size range of 10–15 inches (25–38 cm). The Parson Russell is limited only to a middle range with a standard size of 12–14 inches (30–36 cm), while the Russell terrier is smaller at 8–12 inches (20–30 cm). Each breed has different physical proportions according to the standards of their breed clubs. The Jack Russell is an energetic breed that relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation and is relatively free from serious health complaints. Originating from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century, it has similar origins to the modern Fox terrier. It has gone through several changes over the years corresponding to different use and breed standards set by kennel clubs. Recognition by kennel clubs for the Jack Russell breed has been opposed by the breed's parent societies – which resulted in the breeding and recognition of the Parson Russell terrier. Jack Russells have appeared many times in film, television and print with several historical dogs of note. Read more on wikipedia

Breeds similar to Jack Russell Terrier:

Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Traits Belgian Shepherd Malinois Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 2 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 4 5
Health Issues 3 3
Shedding Level 4 3
Child Friendly 3 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 4 3
Apartment Friendly 2 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 1 2
Cat Friendly 2 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5

Border Collie

Traits Border Collie Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 3 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 5 5
Health Issues 3 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 5 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 3 3
Social Needs 5 3
Apartment Friendly 2 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 2 2
Cat Friendly 3 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5

Beauceron

Traits Beauceron Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 4 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 2 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 4 5
Health Issues 2 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 3 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 4 3
Apartment Friendly 2 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 2 2
Cat Friendly 2 1
Adaptability 3 5
Barking Tendencies 4 5

Fox Terrier

Traits Fox Terrier Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 2 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 5 5
Health Issues 3 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 5 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 3 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 3 3
Apartment Friendly 3 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 2 2
Cat Friendly 1 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5

Giant Schnauzer

Traits Giant Schnauzer Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 1 1
Intelligence 4 5
Affection Level 3 5
Health Issues 4 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 3 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 4 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 3 3
Apartment Friendly 1 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 3 2
Cat Friendly 2 1
Adaptability 3 5
Barking Tendencies 4 5

Australian Shepherd

Traits Australian Shepherd Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 3 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 4 5
Health Issues 3 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 5 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 4 3
Apartment Friendly 3 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 3 2
Cat Friendly 3 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5

Australian Kelpie

Traits Australian Kelpie Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 4 5
Exercise Needs 5 5
Dog Friendly 3 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 3 5
Health Issues 2 3
Shedding Level 3 3
Child Friendly 3 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 3 3
Apartment Friendly 2 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 2 2
Cat Friendly 3 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 4 5

Australian Terrier

Traits Australian Terrier Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 4 5
Exercise Needs 4 5
Dog Friendly 1 1
Intelligence 4 5
Affection Level 3 5
Health Issues 4 3
Shedding Level 1 3
Child Friendly 4 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 4 5
Stranger Friendly 3 3
Social Needs 4 3
Apartment Friendly 3 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 1 2
Cat Friendly 1 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5

Tervuren

Traits Tervuren Jack Russell Terrier
Playfulness 5 5
Exercise Needs 4 5
Dog Friendly 3 1
Intelligence 5 5
Affection Level 4 5
Health Issues 3 3
Shedding Level 4 3
Child Friendly 3 3
Territorial 5 5
Trainability 5 5
Stranger Friendly 2 3
Social Needs 5 3
Apartment Friendly 3 1
Watchdog Ability 5 5
Health & Grooming 4 2
Cat Friendly 2 1
Adaptability 5 5
Barking Tendencies 5 5