Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Jack Russell Terrier Contributor(s): Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Recognized in the UK, particularly as a distinctive breed from the Parson Russell Terrier Parson Russell Terrier. The name is derived from a Victorian hunting parson, the Reverend John Russell. May be smooth or rough coated. An intelligent breed that can become destructive when bored. Not suited particularly well to urban living unless given a great deal of exercise and freedom. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Jackson J & Jackson F Parson Jack Russell Terriers. An owner's companion. Wiltshire: Crowood. Morningstar R Living with a Jack Russell Terrier. Ringpress. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs - http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain: http://www.jrtcgb.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: - www.akc.org/clubs/search.