Jack Russell

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Jack Russell

n
(Animals) a small short-legged terrier having a white coat with tan, black, or lemon markings: there are rough- and smooth-haired varieties. Also called: Jack Russell terrier
[named after John Russell (1795–1883), English clergyman who developed the breed]

Jack Russell

- A type of terrier—not recognized as a distinct breed— named for the Rev. John Russell (1795-1883) of Devonshire.
See also related terms for terrier.
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47 Parson Russell terrier These are Jack Russells with longer legs.
Police launched a search for British owners of Jack Russells within a 100-mile radius of the chateau, which is part of an Anglo-French catering business used as a wedding and party venue.
Jake hopes to have two more Jack Russells soon and two businessmen have offered to provide him with a new static caravan.
Anna Smith, 62, was walking her two ageing Jack Russells on Falstaff Road, North Shields, when the beast launched the unprovoked attack.
Last year, more canine attacks on humans were reported from Jack Russells, inset, below, than from other breeds often seen as more aggressive, including pitbull and Staffordshire bull terriertype dogs.
My wife lifted our spaniel up with one of the Jack Russells hanging from her neck.
Jack Russells were bred to hunt small animals that make squeaky noises.
In the week following the BAFTAs, Jack Russells were the second most popular breed rehomed by Battersea, beaten only by Staffordshire bull terriers, of which there are many more in the charity's three homes.
I have got five guinea pigs, two Jack Russells and a fish.
Scruffy, the lurcher, ran towards Mr Farrell, and towards one of the Jack Russells," said Mr Brotherton.
I did not like Jack Russells but I took her in 18 months ago and thought she would get rehomed, but we get along fine now
Chihuahuas and Jack Russells were next on the list.