|Breed||Jack Russell Terrier||Parson Russell Terrier||English Jack Russell Terrier||Russell Terrier|
|Club Name||Jack Russell Terrier Club of America||Parson Russell Terrier Association of America||English Jack Russell Terrier Club Alliance||American Russell Terrier Club|
|AKC Acceptance||No||Yes, accepted 1997||No||Yes, accepted 2004|
|Height - Standard||10-15 inches||12-14 inches||8-12 inches
|Body Proportion||Square and balanced||Square and balanced||Overall dog is longer than tall||Overall dog is longer than tall|
The Real Jack Russell Terrier
The Real Jack Russell Terrier may be any height between 10" and 15" (at the shoulder), it may vary in coats, markings, type, and for sure personality... they are ALL real Jack Russell Terriers. There is no "ideal"... the "ideal" is what suits their owner for what they want/need to do with their terrier. That is the uniqueness of this diverse terrier. The diversity within the JRTCA breed standard is what makes the Jack Russell Terrier suitable for a variety of working and performance abilities - in contrast with the narrow, cosmetic breed standards of many show breeds.