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15 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.

#3 On poultry farms, he also used terriers to hunt predators – foxes and badgers.

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