Friday, 9 October 2015


The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting; it is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated. The term "Jack Russell" is commonly misapplied to other small white terriers. The Jack Russell is an energetic breed that relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation and is relatively free from serious health complaints. Originating from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century, it has similar origins to the modern Fox terrier. It has gone through several changes over the years corresponding to different use and breed standards set by kennel clubs. Jack Russells have appeared many times in film, television and print with several historical dogs of note.

This is a popular pet dog in Melbourne and one can encounter it on a walk in parks and parklands around town. Despite their small size, these dogs are not recommended for the condominium or apartment dweller unless the owner is ready to take on the daunting task of providing the dog with the necessary amount of exercise and stimulation. They have a tremendous amount of energy for their size, a fact which can sometimes lead to trouble involving larger animals. They may seem never to tire and will still be energetic after their owner has called it a day. While socialised members of the breed are friendly towards children, they will not tolerate abuse even if it is unintentional.

This post is part of the Friday Greens meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


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  2. My favourite memories from childhood all involve our beloved dogs, so I was very keen when my own children were growing up to have a dog. The first was a kelpie-collie and the second was a black labrador - gorgeous creatures.

  3. My little Jack Russell was always full of beans. Always prancing and dancing around our property when I lived outside Launceston. Our collie dog Shari had been saved from the pound - when I lived in Sydney. The wide expanse of our property in Tasmania seemed to bring her happiness. But the little Jack Russell called Minka taught her to enjoy playing. It was a great sight to see.

  4. They are cute dogs with lots of energy. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  5. We had a Jack Russel for over 15 years! Indeed very lively and always a lot of energy.
    Thanks for making me smile :)

  6. Beautiful photos and post of the breed Jack Russell ~ adorable

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  7. He's so cute. We couldn't have a Jack Russell though because of their energy level. At this stage in my life I am looking for a calm, laid-back dog. A greyhound, perhaps? Or an older rescue mutt. :-) Anyway, when our grandson was born, he was to be named Jack after his Dad, and my husband wanted his middle name to be after him....but his name is Russell. Consequently his parents avoided doing that to the child. :-) My hubby is still unhappy that he doesn't have a namesake though.

  8. see you later at friday green!
    herzlich Pippa


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