Exkurs von Patrick Burns: John Russell & Trump: The Real Story
Let's drink to the reverend Jack Russell
a Devonshire man of renown
from South Molten he came
and hunting his game
when he cast off his coller and gown
One day he journeyed to Oxford
to some business he had to attend
and when there one night
he bought a bitch that was white
it's from her that all Jack Russells descend
He started training his puppies
by letting out rats from a box
it made them keen
if you know what I mean
then later they were entered to fox.
Today's Russell is a little bit different
from the ones that were bred years ago
but their spirit's the same
they're still just as game
but sadly some are just kept for show
So what is the ideal Jack Russell
well an old friend of mine once told me
if it's for work they are bred
they need a wise head
and at that I am sure we agree
He likes his twelve inch at the shoulder
tricolour or brown and white
a chest you can span
won't bite woman or man
and he doesn't want one that will fight
So good luck to all who have Terriers
may they give you a sport that is rare
but when you unbox
and work up to your fox
and play the game fair!
- by Mike Scott, Yeovil -
The British Jack Russell Terrier Club was formed in 1992 by Jack Russell enthusiasts’ in the South and West of England, who were alarmed by the cross breeding which seemed to becoming popular in other parts of the country. The Clubs aim has always been to preserve The “PURE JACK RUSSELL” in its original form, so that it’s unique working qualities, intelligence and temperament are preserved for future generations. With a wealth of experience behind us, the committee is confident that the “REAL BREED” is still safe in our hands. Anyone who owns a terrier is welcome to join our club, and through our judges, learn what the Real Jack Russell should look like, why it is kept that way, and why we as caretakers of this wonderful working breed are so against the crossing of other terrier breeds into it, which has been proven time and again to be detrimental to it’s working qualities. We believe it is a breed worth preserving so if you are interested then show your support.
Chairman of the British Jack Russell Terrier Club
|Characteristics:||The terrier must present a lively, active and alert appearance. It should be remembered that the Jack Russell is a working terrier and should retain these instincts. Nervousness, cowardice or over aggression should be discouraged and it should always appear confident.|
A sturdy, tough terrier, very much on its toes all the time, measuring between 10“ and 15“ at the withers. The body length must be in proportion to the height and it should present a
compact, balanced image, always being in a solid, hard condition.
Should be well balanced and in proportion to the body. The skull should be flat, of moderate width at the ears, narrowing to the eyes. There should be a defined stop but not over
pronounced. The length of muzzle from the nose to the Stopp should be slightly shorter than the distance from the stop to the occiput.
Should be almond shaped, dark in colour and full of life and intelligence.
Small ´v´ shaped drop ears carried forward close to the head and of moderate thickness.
Strong teeths with the top slightly overlapped the lower.
Clean and muscular, of good length, gradually widening at the shoulders.
The shoulders should be sloping and well laid back, fine at points and clearly cut at the withers. Forelegs should be strong and straight boned with joints in correct alignment.
Elbows hanging perpendicular to the body and working free of the sides.
The chest should be shallow, narrow and the front legs set not too widely apart, giving an athletic, rather than heavily chested, appearance. As a guide only, the chest should be
small enough to be easily spanned behind the shoulders, by average size hands, when the terrier is in a fit, working condition. The back should be strong, straight and, in comparison
to the height of the terrier, give a balanced image. The loin should be slightly arched.
Should be strong and muscular, well put together with good angulation and bend of stifle, giving plenty of drive and propulsion. Looking from behind the hocks must be
Round, hard padded, of cat-like appearance, neither turning in or out.
Should be set rather high, carried gaily and in proportion to body length.
Smooth, without being so sparse as not to provide a certain amount of protection from the elements and undergrowth. Rough or broken coated, without being woolly.
White should predominate with tan, black or brown markings. Brindle marked terriers are not allowed to be shown or registered with the BJRTC.
Movement should be free, lively, well coordinated with straight action in front and behind.
For showing purposes, terriers are classified in two groups; 10“ to 12“; over 12“ up to 15“. Old scars and injuries, the result of work or accident, should not be allowed to prejudice
a terrier’s chance in the show ring unless they interfere with its movement with its utility for work or stud. Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.
A Jack Russell should not show any strong characteristics of another breed.
FCI - Standard Nr. 339; Gruppe 3 - Terrier / Sektion 1 - Hochläufige Terrier
Datum der Veröffentlichung des gültigen FCI-Standards: 13. Oktober 2010