Breed Profile

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
The Reverend Jack Russell was very interested in fox hunting and saw the need for a small terrier to be used to flush out foxes that had gone to ground. In 1814 he acquired a terrier bitch named Trump from the local milkman which became his foundation bitch – and so the breed was born.The first Jack Russells were quite tall dogs (35cm) but during the years the breed has changed, and there are now two distinct varieties that are recognised as separate breeds – the Parson Jack Russell and the Jack Russell Terrier. There are three coat varieties, a smooth coat, a broken coat and a rough coat.


Jack Russells can live up to 14 years of age.


Jack Russell Terriers are great little hunting dogs that will tackle anything from a fox to a mouse. They spend a large amount of time investigating their surroundings and when taken for a walk in the country will hunt for hours. They are extremely intelligent and as a result, beginning to make their presence felt in the obedience ring.




Jack Russells make ideal house dogs, but are equally at home as outside dogs.

Please take note:
The inquisitive nature of this breed necessitates having good fencing in order to contain them.


Almost everyone.


If you have decided that the Jack Russell is the dog for you and you are able to provide a safe and secure back yard for it to play in, contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Elizabeth Pennesi Ziliam NSW Contact
Jayne Hawkins Covejack NSW Contact
Julie Broad Jakobi WA Contact
Nadia Attridge Classicyds QLD Contact
Glenn Scott Foxscott NSW Contact
Susan Lemon Lemosa NSW Contact
Leesa Musgrove Joelleigh NSW Contact
jane keeping jrwessex TAS Contact
Gary Butler Whatajack NSW Contact
Deborah Thomas treverhund NSW Contact
Val Salter Pretorium NSW Contact
Sandra Cartwright Walampton NSW Contact
Nicole Verrall Nikrus QLD Contact
Marilyn Cook Keysteel VIC Contact
Emma Hardcastle Trublumate QLD Contact
Anna King SA Contact
Kerri Johnson Kermalor VIC Contact
vicki white Battlestar WA Contact
Donna Horne Ouwitllemate QLD Contact
sharon wickham Jackofhearts TAS Contact
Beth Byrnes Mindura NSW Contact
Bob Purss 0zejack NSW Contact
Jacinta Cartner Jacfox QLD Contact
Leilani Blake JR VIC Contact
Colleen Stewart Maincreek NSW Contact
Annette Taylor Beaconway VIC Contact
Annie May ANNIEPRIDE QLD Contact
Kimberley Azzopardi Runninjacs VIC Contact
Beannka George Alkoomiejack NSW Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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