Jack Russell & Parson Russell Terrier

The Kennel Club recognises the Parson Russell Terrier which is similar in appearance but slightly larger than the Jack Russell. However, the name Jack Russell is applied to a number of different types of similar small terriers, but due to the diversity amongst these types it has proved difficult to come up with a single breed standard.

Accordingly, the Jack Russell is not registered on the Kennel Club Breed Register, but can be registered on the Kennel Club Activities or Companion Registers.

Last updated - November 2013

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