While many people are familiar with the term 'Jack Russell Terrier', the breed has only been officially recognised by the Kennel Club in the UK since 2016.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a working dog, able to run with the hounds, or squeeze into underground dens. They can be a wonderful companion, but their excellent hunting skills do need an outlet if they are to be content family pets!
Common health issues affecting the Jack Russell Terrier include inherited eye diseases and deafness. They can be prone to dislocation of the knee caps and a disease of the hip joints.