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.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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