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Jack Russel Terrier

The perfect dog for:
Bringing Cheer to the Family
Sports disciplines such as Agility

The Jack Russell originated in Devon, England, in the 19th century thanks to the work of the Reverend John Russell who selected a type of Terrier suitable for running with his English Foxhounds and capable of entering the den, creating a breed with the aptitude hunting (Fox Terrier).
The specimens of the short-legged "Jack" were taken on horseback to the hunting site and released if the fox managed to take refuge in the den. The purpose of this breed was in fact to be able to flush out or block foxes, badgers and rabbits directly in their dens, as well as all "terriers" which are literally "den dogs", with an extremely developed sense of smell.
In Italy, specifically in Tuscany, Jack Russells are used in moult to hunt wild boars.
The Jack Russell Terrier was recognized by the FCI only in 2000.

The Jack Russell terrier is predominantly white in color (at least 51%), with a combination of brown and/or black spots that usually appear on the head more than on other parts of the dog´s body.
Button or drooping ears, triangular with rounded tip, oriented forward.
The hair can come in three varieties: smooth, rough and broken.
The tail is short (optional cutting) and carried high, the nose and lips must be black, the ears small and V-shaped falling forward, the eyes brown and almond-shaped.
It is a resistant dog with good muscles; the front legs are suitable for digging the ground and are used to make their way even in the narrowest tunnels. The jaws, combined with powerful teeth, are designed to grasp forcefully and pull.
Weight: 1Kg for every 5cm of height

The character is very lively: it is a very attentive and intelligent dog, very playful and never boring.
Very balanced when well managed, he relates very positively with children and other dogs.
Courageous and determined, he is also an excellent guardian for the property.
Also perfect in sports such as agility due to its great physical and muscular performance.
In modern times, the small size and short coat have increasingly destined the Jack Russell, as has happened to many other terriers born for hunting, to apartment life.

Luxation of the lens: it is a hereditary disease with recessive expression in JRTs which can lead to blindness, but can easily be resolved with a minimally invasive operation.
Patella luxation: hereditary disease that causes posterior lameness even at a young age, with an underlying malformation of the femur and/or tibia. The resolution is surgery and in most cases it allows for a complete recovery.
Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head: local, non-inflammatory ischemia, followed by a variable degree of deformation of the head and neck of the femur, which causes a more or less serious malformation of the coxofemoral joint. This pathology could reside in a hereditary breed factor.

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