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Jack Russell Terrier


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- Charles F. Doran

Jack Russell Terrier puppy

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Jack Russell Terrier adult
WV's Briaridge On The Road

In the 19th century, the Rev. John Russell of Devonshire, England, an avid foxhunter, developed a small dog to help him hunt fox. 

This small but brave dog excelled at hunting fox. He was also used to hunt other small animals such as raccoons. 

The Jack Russell Terrier stands between 10 and 15 inches tall at the shoulder. He may have a smooth or rough coat that is white or white with black and/or tan markings. His small size allows him to follow his prey into its den to flush it out.

As a true terrier, the Jack Russell Terrier is bold, agile, alert, and lively. Possessing a 'big dog personality in the body of a small dog', the Jack Russell is not the dog to back down, even when faced by other larger breeds. A loyal and affectionate dog, he makes a good companion with early obedience training and socialization.

Following the Reverend Russell's death, other breeds were often crossbred with some of his dogs to increase their salability as being from “Jack Russell’s Terriers”. Eventually these dogs developed into the Jack Russell Terrier we know today.

It should be emphasized that the Jack Russell Terrier is used to working. On the hunt, he is able to keep up with the horses, and therefore has a high energy level. He requires daily outdoor exercise. He is very intelligent and will invent his own entertainment if bored.



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British Columbia


Lois Clough
16543 20th Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3S 9M9
(604) 536-2401

Salishan Terriers

Teri J Hyde
13101 Cameron Road
Ladysmith, BC  V9G 1M1
(250) 245-8979

Briaridge Reg'd



Dr. Wendy Schmaltz
Box 39 
McCord, SK  S0H 2T0

Aspatria Kennels



Brendon and Lisa Conley
2471 County Road 4, RR#3
Demorestville, ON   K0K 1W0
(613) 476-3574

FoxTrot Reg'd

David and Susan Crawford
393330 County Road #12, RR#7
Orangeville, ON  L9W 2Z3
(519) 941-5244


Bev Dalton
Windtree Farm, RR#1
Kakabeka Falls, ON  P0T 1W0
(807) 473-9432

Windtree Kennels

Mike and Robin Smith
322 Ketcheson Road, RR#1
Madoc, ON  K0K 2K0


Janet Sutcliffe
1063 Deseronto Road, RR#6
Napanee, ON   K7R 3L1
(613) 396-5769

Ravenswood  Reg'd


Joan and Norm Tuckey
393330 Cnty Road 12, RR#7
Orangeville, ON  L9W 2Z3
(519) 941-8997

Norjo Kennels



Lyne Gagné
Mille Isles, QC
(450) 436-4116

Exmoor Jack Russell Terriers


Briaridge Jack Russell Terriers - Rescue and Adoption

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario


Did you know?

On the sitcom
"Frasier", the character
'Eddie' was a
Jack Russell Terrier
whose real name was






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