14+ Historical Facts About Jack Russells You Might Not Know

Who is he really, this small, compact, cheerful devil? The history of the Jack Russell Terrier (aka Parson Russell Terrier) is a mixture of legend and reality. Where the legend ends and the truth begins is still a matter of controversy among lovers of the breed.

#1 One important point is that terrier-like dogs have existed in Europe since at least the 6th century, and possibly even earlier in the British Isles.

#2 The main function of these dogs was to control rodent populations and protect the host’s reserves.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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