Frequently confused with its cousins the Parson Russell Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier, the Russell Terrier is a strain of working fox terrier that originated in 19th century England, but was developed in Australia.
The Russell Terrier is basically a shorter, 8-12 inch, version of the Jack Russell Terrier. In Australia and many other countries, it is known as the Jack Russell Terrier due to its registration with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 2012. The exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2012, the U.S. and U.K. decided that any dog adhering to the FCI standard were to be classified as simply the Russell Terrier.
Weight: 9–15 pounds (4.1–6.8 kg)
Height: 8-12 inches (20-30 cm)
Coat: Three different varieties: smooth, broken and rough.
Color: White, Piebald, Black & White, White & Tan.
Life span: 13-15 years
Temperament: Bold, Fearless, Lively, Alert, Keen, Active.
Health: May be susceptible to lens luxation, patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, deafness, and eye disease.
• Also know as the Australian Jack Russell Terrier.
FCI: Group 3, Section 2 #345