Our Jack Russel Terrier dog, Champ, is a very energetic dog. He would play with you all day long if you will. Whatever you do, he is there with you. Sometimes he is always in your face that it gets annoying lol.
The Jack Russell is an energetic breed that relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation and is relatively free from serious health complaints. Originating from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century, it has similar origins to the modern Fox terrier. It has gone through several changes over the years corresponding to different use and breed standards set by kennel clubs. Recognition by kennel clubs for the Jack Russell breed has been opposed by the breed's parent societies – which resulted in the breeding and recognition of the Parson Russell terrier. Jack Russells have appeared many times in film, television and print with several historical dogs of note.
Champ is almost 4 years old and he is showing an eye disorder called ectopia lentis, a common heriditary disorders among JRTs that frequently appear from ages 3-8. Jack Russel Terriers are believe to have a long life span of 13-16 years. Jack Russel Terriers are good with fox hunting. We have never taken Champ hunting but whenever there is a mole in our backyard, he always gets them.
Aside from being playful, Champ loves to cuddle. When the family is seated in the living room watching TV, he would jump and would cuddle with us. When you are trying to work out, he is there tossing the ball at you lol.