Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 11-13 years
Weight: Male: 6-6.5, Female: 5-6
Height: Male: 10-11.5, Female: 10-11
Origin of Name: The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England.
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The Jack Russell Terrier and the Parson Russell Terrier are considered to be one in many of the same breed, saving different breed standards. From 1997–2003, those members of the breed between 13–14 were recognized as Jack Russell Terriers by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The 14- standard was used by the AKC by the Russell Russell Terrier Association of America (JRTAA). Founded in 1985, JRTAA was also the official breed parent club within the AKC at the time. However, the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA), established in 1976, felt that the standard two were restrictive and required a height of 10–15 instead. By 2003, the fighting and estrangement between the radicals on both sides led the AKC to change the name of the Paras Russell Terrier. The dogs were first registered as Jack Russell Terriers and then became known as Parson Russell Terriers. The JRTAA also changed its name to the Paras Russell Terrier Association of America (PRTAA) and remained the official official Diamond Club.
It did not accept the name Ter Jack Russell Terrier within AKC but went away. JRTCA remained active and firm in its opinion that the ""Real Jack Russell Terrier"" could be any height between 10 ""and 15"" and that there was no ""ideal"" shape; As the owner is the ideal size to do the work that is needed today, JRTCA calls itself ""the National Breed Club and Registry for Jack Russell Terrier in the United States and the largest Jack Russell Terrier Club and Registry in the world"" Tells. ""
There remains considerable disagreement among breeders, fanatics, kennel clubs, and experts on how to treat the difference between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Parson Russell Terrier. The most common treatment is the Paras Russell Terrier considered as the distortion show variety of the Jack Russell Terrier breed. It is a treatment shared by almost every major national and international kennel club, including AKC. The UKC further confuses the issue by calling its dogs the Parson Russell Terrier, but use the broader Jack Russell Terrier standard. In short, the UKC is saying that the two breeds are the same, and the official breed name is the Parson Russell Terrier.
However, many organizations take different stances. Many members of the PRTAA believe that the Jack Russell Terrier is not a breed, but rather a common type of dog that is similar to a retriever or spaniel. Similarly, while most JRTCA members consider the Parson Russell Terrier to be a variant of the Jack Russell Terrier, others argue that since the breed does not require the ability to register, these dogs are not Jack Russell Terriers. The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) and the New Zealand Kennel Club (NZK) are the only two major canine bodies that consider the Jack Russell Terrier and the Parson Russell Terrier as two unique breeds and register them as such.