A strong, active, lithe working terrier of great character with flexible body of medium length. His ribs should be able to be spanned by average sized hands. He is from 10-12 inches in height. His smart movement matches his keen expression. The coat is predominately white and can have black, tan or tri coloured markings and may be smooth, broken or rough.

The Jack Russell Terrier at National Terrier - April 2016

Footage from judging of the first ever breed classes to be scheduled at a Kennel Club Recognised Show in the UK


The Jack Russell Terrier is a small feisty terrier with the strong instinct for hunting. They are playful with a vast amount of energy. They require early socialization with other canines and people to become well rounded member of the family. They are very devoted and loving to their families. Good with children if raised with love and respect.

Training must be firm, but loving. They may be socialised to stock, but certain situations may arise when instinct overrides training. First and foremost they are working earth terriers used for vermin control. The intensity for which they tackle life is one of their most endearing traits.

The breed is highly intelligent. They thrive most in a family with an active lifestyle where they can explore the great outdoors. The breed is not for everyone. However, most Jack Russell Terrier enthusiasts make a lifelong commitment to the breed. ​

Being highly intelligent Jack Russell’s can turn their paw to most tasks they excel in Agility, Flyball, Racing, Obedience and many more things. ​They thrive and are most happy when they are given a job to do.

The Jack Russell Terrier at Crufts 2017

Kennel Club feature on the Jack Russell Terrier marking the first Breed Classes at Crufts Dog Show - March 2017

Meet the Jack Russell Terrier at Crufts 2018

Featuring our Club Vice-Chairman Heather Turner and Club Member Jane Elders