Jack Russell terrier

(redirected from Jack Russell)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Jack Russell terrier,

breed of dog developed in the 19th cent. by an English clergyman, the Rev. John (Parson Jack) Russell, 1795–1883, for hunting. The Jack Russell resembles the fox terrierfox terrier,
breed of long-legged terrier developed over several centuries in England. There are two varieties, the smooth and the wirehaired. The coat of the former is dense, short, and flat, while that of the latter is longer, harsh, and wiry.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and, like it, has two varieties, one with a short smooth coat, the other—the Parson Jack Russell terrier—wirehaired. It is a smaller dog than the fox terrier, however, weighing 9 to 18 lb (4 to 8 kg) and standing about 10 to 15 in. (25 to 38 cm) at the shoulder. The color is white with reddish brown, black, or tan markings. The Jack Russell has dark, almond-shaped eyes and V-shaped ears that are carried forward. The terrier is not a recognized American Kennel Club breed and less emphasis has been placed on its conforming to a breed standard than on its abilities as a hunting and companion dog. The breed can become aggressive and destructive if not given the attention and exercise required by a dog bred for hunting.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
A huge search was the launched for Pablo, a black pug; Maggie a tan Jack Russell terrier cross; Ralph, a fawn pug, Charlie, a black pug and Jack, a brindle French bulldog.
Police said a man was out walking his Jack Russell in Kings Park, Bootle, at around 10.10am on Monday, July 1, when his dog "was approached by a larger dog that reportedly bit him on the neck" before its owner fled with the dog.
As I started again to clip and clean wounds he paced the floor, recounting with colourful and most unveterinarylike language how his poor big dog had been minding its own business in his garden when the wee so and so of a Jack Russell from up the road had leapt the fence and attacked without warning.
Jack Russell terriers are prone to a few problems, with the potential to cause pain and discomfort to the eyes.
Mela, a three-month-old Jack Russell Terrier puppy, was stolen from her young owner while being walked from Barnabus Avenue to Badger Avenue in Crewe
Jack Russell, speaking exclusively again, said, "my congratulations to Rishabh for his achievement.
The female Jack Russell had wounds in her back legs that were so bad, bones were visible.
"I like your T-shirt, I'll have to get one like that," she said, as the woman's Jack Russell barked while wearing two union flags on its back.
Buster and Pickles Two-year-old Jack Russell cross and seven year old Jack Russell, both from St Ninians and owned by Morag Mcallister
Tulip and Iris were found in Coundon Hall Park on March 10 along with their mother, Poppy, a Jack Russell terrier, and a young crossbreed called Willow.
In the most recent reported case, a Jack Russell named Bilbo from Penrhiwfer in the Rhondda, died.