5 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Jack Russell Terriers

1. JRTs all come from one ancestor

An English White Terrier that John Russell purchased from his milk man is how the breed got its start.

2. They can seriously jump!

JRTs are capable of jumping almost five times their own height!

3. They can get sunburnt, too

Their light fur makes them much more susceptible to sun burn in prolonged exposure to the sun. Protect  their skin with dog-friendly sunscreen!

3. JRTs are not registered with the American Kennel Club

The JRT itself is not one of the breeds registered with the AKC, but the Parson Russell Terrier is. The name was changed from the one to the other.

4. Their breed has 3 different coats

There is a smooth coat which is short, long coat which is longer but tamed, and a rough coat which is a combination of a smooth and long coat.

5. JRTs are famous, and famous people love them!

Different Jack Russells have been featured in movies and TV shows like Wishbone, Fraizer, & The Mask. There also also many celebrities that are known JRT owners like Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney, and even Prince Charles!