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Grooming: The Jack Russell is easy to care for. When coat is moulting use a rubber brush daily to remove loose hairs. The rough-coat variety needs to be stripped (hairs plucked out) occasionally.
Exercise: Jack Russells are very energetic and need opportunity to run and frolic every day. Ideally these dogs would be within a farm or country environment, but they are adaptable and can adjust to urban living. This breed are suited for sports such as agility and fly-ball.
History: In 1812, Parson Jack Russell bought a terrier named trump who ended up becoming foundation of Jack Russell Terrier. Russell was a keen hunter and quickly acquired a pack of dogs for hunting foxes and hares. After a few years of careful breeding and selection, these dogs performed extremely well in field and their popularity and reputation increased. Russell preferred his terriers to be at least 51cm (20 in) tall. However elsewhere these dogs were being bred as shorter (and often crooked) legged varieties with heavier bodies. In early 20th century many breeders wanted more conformity in breed type to gain official recognition, so dogs could be exhibited in championship shows.
Jack Russells enjoy digging so they are not ideal pets for conscientious gardner.
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