Jack Russell Terrier
Country of Development: Australia
This dog is enormously attractive by its exellent temper.It effervescences by intelligence, enthusiasm, and tenacity. It is a very lively, wary and active terrier with a clever and intelligent face. Jack Russell Terrier is a real friend of a man. If the visitors come it barks, but that is all. All coming visitors are usually very friendly and sincerely welcomed according to the motto: „ The more people come the more fun will be.
Reverend Jack Russell from Devon, one of the Anglican hunting clergymen , established this race and gave it his name at the beginning of the 19th century. Reverend was keen on hunting of the foxes from the fox-earth and he needed a very acute dog with a very strong fighting spirit that will be able to cope with the hunters and worst the enemy in the underground fox- earth.If Jack Russell Terrier doesn´t hunt foxes, it can break down as a specialist any other predatory animal.
Date of publication of the original valid standard: 14.12.2000, Nr. 345
Utilization: A good working Terrier with ability to go to ground. An excellent companion dog.
Classification FCI: A Group 3 - Terriers, Section 2 - Small Terriers, With working trial
Jack Russell Terrier is a strong, active, agile and lively working dog with a brave character and a middle-lenght flexible body. Its limber walking goes well with its brisk face.
Daring, fearless, friendly and self-confinent.
Height and weight.
As an ideal height we can consider between 25 and 30 cm.
Hair and colour:
Hair of this wonderful dog can be smooth, rough and coarse. It must be resistant against all influence of athmoshpere. The white colour should prevail the black, brown, and auburn spots.
Head should be flat, gradually getting narrow to the eyes and resulting in the strong muzzle with very strong jawbones. The stop has to be remarkable, but not very strongly expressed. The length from the stop to the muzzle must be a little bit shorter than the length from the stop to the occipital bulge, muscles of the jawbones must be very well developed. The nose must be black.The jawbones must be well –developed too, firmly connected with the pigmentary lips with scissors articulation and strong teeth. Ears must be turn down or pendulous, strong and very movable. Eyes are small and dark with a very watchful look. They must not be convex.Eyelids are very well connected. The edges of the eyelids must be black.
The neck is firm and dry, very well established for equalizing of the position of the head. The thoraxes is deep more than wide with the sufficient distance from the ground. The bottom side of the thoraxes is situated as regards of the height in the middle of the distance between ground and withers. The lenght of the body is a little bit more than its height. It is measured as follows: The lenght from the withers to the tail is a bit longer than the distance from the withers to the ground. The backbone is straight. The ribcage is arched, flattened in both sides. We can embrace the thoraxes with our hands, the size is about 40 -45 cm. The osphus must be short, firm and muscular. The spatulas are oblique and are not very muscular. The thoraxes limbs are straight from the spatulas to the fingers seen both from the front and sides. The upperarms are sufficiently long so that elbows we can see under the body.The ante-thorexes is clearly visible and recognizable. The pelvis limbs are strong and muscular, equal to the shoulders. Seen from the back side they are parallel. The angle of knees is good, shins are situated low. The pads are small, round and firm with a strong lower part. Fingers are middle arched, neither valgus nor turned out. The dog moves straight, regularly, freely and sprightly. In the quiet position the tail can hang. In moving it must stand upright.
These dogs must have 2 normally developed testicles.