Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier Group III - Terriers, Section 2 - Small Terriers.
It's a very lively, alert and active Terrier, intelligent expression, bold and fearless, always friendly and confident. It's nice to glamorous at all times energetic and enterprising, always spontaneous, playful, joyful and wildly despite its size it is incredibly confident. Because it is inherently bright, it reacts instantly to whatever is happening around. Some individuals they bark a lot, but we can train it not to bark (which must start at an early age) strongly dampened. It is full of energy, vitality and optimism.
It is also heavily socially based, it needs to be in contact with the owner and members of its family, it should not be closed in outdoor pens it would be for it the severe punishment. In the family it works reliably as a source of safety and general well-being and good mood. It is an ideal companion for children's games, and even it is funny dogs.
Other dogs usually tolerate without difficulty, as well as other small pets, cat or ferret, however, it should be accustomed from an early age. Its upbringing is not difficult if the owner is kindly but firmly, consistent. It must still be well aware that its every inconsistency will be used sooner or later, and probably "abused" .This is breed is not only smart, but also "properly cunning" thank to its charm and ,,joie de vivre,, that made it literally gushes, it is difficult, or even impossible, to forgive it a little frolic .
It's very lively. It loves to play with ball and other physical and mental activity. It is tireless and great for agility training - it is predisposed natural speed, skill and diligence. It learns easy and it loves to train and competes with pleasure and great commitment. For each success is exceedingly pleased and happy, if the owner who caress and praise uttered intonation clearly happy to note that rejoices with it.
This breed should be at an early age learned reliably recall, otherwise it is better to walk in the countryside to have this dog on leash, because the hunting instinct is still strong. Although there usually is not a hunting dog encounters on the trail of animals, probably after issue, and that for it to be so strong incentive that will not leave even after calling, which it might be fatal. If it does not call back for foolproof, it can be safely let off leash only in the fenced garden, but the fence must be perfect, because even a little one crawls through a hole and it perfectly burrows. Because of the fondness for burrowing (which is not an end in itself, mostly by digging burrows various rodents) it might not be the ideal companion for gardeners, but t should have a solid fence to reserve space on which burrow will be allowed.
Body must be at even small physical dimensions strong and flexible. Body frame is rectangular, because the total length of the body exceeds, height at withers ideal from 25 to 30 cm. Concerning to the weight of body corresponding to approximately 1 kg 5 cm of height at withers, i.e. that an individual of height at withers up 25 cm should be about 5 kg with a 30 cm high should be around 6 kg.
The head should be above a flat skull of moderate width gradually tapering towards the eyes and passing to a wide muzzle. The frontal slope (stop) is steep, but not even sloping or precipitous. The muzzle should be slightly shorter than the skull, from stop to nose, as measured by a line from the inner eye corners to the tip of the nose should be slightly smaller than the distance from the stop to the occipital area, as measured by a line from the inner eye corners to the top of the occipital area.
Nose is black. Lips close fitting to the jaws and teeth and their edges are black. The jaws should be in proportion to the size of the dog very strong, deep (i.e. high), broad and strong. The teeth must be relatively large, scissor bite is required. Eyes should be small, almond shaped, dark, keen expression. They may not be prominent.
Eyelids must fit snugly to the eyeballs, their edges are black. Earlobes can be tilted forward or hanging, appropriately strong and very mobile. Chewing muscles on the cheeks are fixed.
The neck is strong, dry and allows for elegant head carriage. Body has to be rectangular. The distance from the withers to tail slightly exceeds height at withers. The back must be straight. The shoulders are short, strong and muscled very powerful. The tail is hanging at rest, during movement should be erect. When docked, its end should be at the level of the ears. Cropping is possible (but only in countries where the operation is not prohibited by law on protection of animals).
The chest should be deep rather than wide, its lower edge should be adequately high above the surface. Sternum should be about 1/2 of the distance between the base and the top of the withers. Depth would be the withers should equal the length of loose parts of the forelegs, measured from the ground to the tops of the elbow. Circumference measured just behind the elbows should be about 40-43 cm. Ribs are significantly rounded in the upper parts in the spine down to the sternum are flatter. When viewed from the top of the sternum protrudes forward of the front edge of the shoulder joint, thus forming the basis chest.
The forelegs are oblique, peaks pointing upwards and backwards, too-rough-muscled shoulders, long enough humerus and elbow just below the hull. Big parts of the legs are straight from the elbow to the foot when viewed from the front or from the side. The hindquarters should be strong and muscular, balanced in proportion to the shoulder. Stifles are well bent, hocks low over the base, fetlocks in attitude when viewed from behind parallel. Hock cannot be the convergent or divergent.
Feet should be round, relatively small, with adequately arched toes and strong padded. They should neither turned in nor out. Movement is pointing straight forward, it is a free, lightweight and elegant.
The coat may be smooth, hard ("brittle") or gross resistant to bad weather. There is nothing it does not make looked smooth or bristly. In colour must prevail basic white paint, stains can be black or tan. Tan markings may be different hue - from the lightest after the deepest (chestnut brown-red). Each deviation from the standard must be considered a fault and accurately assess the degree of severity and impact on the health and welfare of the dog or bitch.
For the defect is considered particularly lack of typical Terrier´s features. It is particularly lack of harmoniousness in body composition (e.g. in the over exaggeration of any morphological character), lazy or insecure movement, bad bite. It shall be disqualified to show each individual exhibiting distinct physical abnormalities or behaviour.