The Jack-Rat Terrier is a hybrid dog that is bred when you cross a purebred Jack Russell Terrier with the purebred Rat Terrier. The Jack-Rat Terrier can range from a toy sized dog to a medium sized dog.
Jack-Rat TerrierOther Names • Jersey Terrier • Jack-RatPronunciationjak-rat ter-ee-erDescriptionThe Jack-Rat Terrier is a hybrid dog that is bred when you cross a purebred Jack Russell Terrier with thepurebred Rat Terrier. The Jack-Rat Terrier can range from a toy sized dog to a medium sized dog.Jack-Rat Terriers are very intelligent and alert dogs. They love finding adventures and are very loyal totheir families. They do well with children and other pets, but have hunting instincts which will causethem to chase animals smaller than themselves.Breed HistorySince this is a hybrid dog, Jack-Rat Terriers do not have too much of a breed history. However, they arethought to have been bred between the 1990s and 2000s at which time the designer / hybrid dogdemand was the highest.Breed StandardsHeight (inches): Miniature: 8-10 | Medium: 10-14 | Standard: 14-23Weight (pounds): Miniature: 6-10 | Medium: 10-17 | Standard: 18-25Color: White, Black, Tan, Blue, or any combination of these colorsCoat: Short and smooth coat that lies flat against the dog.AppearanceJack-Rat Terriers appear athletic with long legs and defined muscles. They appear to be longer than theyare tall and resemble a dog that looks like it has a lot of energy.
TemperamentJack-Rat Terriers are alert dogs which are not scared to find adventures. They make great family dogsand are very good with children and other pets. They are patient dogs, but seem to get more energywhen they are on the go.HealthIssues: Jack-Rat Terriers currently have no well-known health issues.Life Expectancy: 14-18 yearsGrooming: Jack-Rat Terriers require little grooming and only need to be brushed once per week. Theywill need a bath only when needed or once every several months.Exercise: Jack-Rat Terriers are fairly active dogs and will need to be walked daily for 30-45 minutes.Living: These dogs can cope with apartments, but it is recommended to only have them in a householdthat has a large fenced in back yard as they enjoy running and chasing.Breed Recognition • ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club • DBR – Designer Breed Registry • DDKC – Designer Dogs Kennel Club • DRA – Dog Registry of America Inc. • IDCR – International Designer Canine RegistryDog Type: HybridSize: Small, MediumSkills Hunting – Yes Guard – No Watch – No Sport – No Herding – NoEnjoys Kids – Yes Other Pets – Yes City – No Indoor – Yes Outdoor – Yes
Energy Low – No Medium – Yes High – YesGrooming Low – Yes Medium – No High – NoFor more information on the Jack Rat Terrier please visit http://www.allthedogbreeds.com/breeds/jack-rat-terrier.phpInformation provided by All The Dog Breeds - http://www.allthedogbreeds.com/