Jack Russell Terriers, derived from England, are renowned for their lively spirit and athletic frame, perfect for their original purpose as a fox hunter. The JRT is recognized by its distinct coat, which may be smooth, broken, or rough, and typically white with black, tan, or lemon patches. These energetic dogs are small but they pack a big personality. Their intelligent, courageous nature means they're always up for a challenge, be it a vigorous outdoor game or a complex training session. Known for their affectionate and friendly demeanor, Jack Russells make excellent companions for families, though their high energy levels require a good balance of exercise and mental stimulation.
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