Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 5-7, Female: 4-6
Height: Male: 11-12, 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 Russell and Parson Russell Terriers share a common heritage in the mid-1800s as fox-Working Dogs from the Rev. John "The Sporting Parson" Russell's kennel. Since Parsons Day, the lines of the two terriers have diverged and are now recognized as two distinct breeds. Russell was bred to be fast enough to run with the hound, and to be strict but compact for going to the ground and hunting.