There is a wide variety of furry friends at Aunt Scarlett’s Farm
The Jack Russell Terrier is a small “working” dog with origins used for fox hunting. In size it is 10-15 inches and weigh (ideally) 15-18 pounds. Predominantly white in coloration (more than 51%) with black and/or tan markings. Although JR’s are a small dog, their jaw is powerful and well boned with a scissor bite and straight teeth. V-shaped ears are carried forward on the head and their tail is set high and generally cut (docked) to be 5 inches tall.
They have a fierce, headstrong temperament and require attention and behavioural training to keep them on an even keel.
Known to be perky, lively and fiercely protective of their environments, Jack Russell’s make great guard dogs: A stranger approaching the house will be met with relentless barking. Exercise and stimulation is essential for this working-dog terrier breed.
Common health issues include cataracts and joint problems, but this is a solid breed with relatively few health issues and a healthy JR can live upwards of 15 years.