EJRTCA Short Jack Russell Terrier Breed Standard
The EJRTCA breed confirmation standards are broken down into several different aspects. General Appearance is to be a strong, active, little working Terrier of great character with flexible body of medium length. His smart movement matches his keen expression. Tail docking is optional and the coat may be smooth, rough or broken. The Short Jack Russell Terrier characteristics are a lively, alert and active Terrier with a keen, intelligent expression. Their temperament is bold and fearless, friendly but quietly confident. EJRTCA standards include The height of the terrier shall be between 8 and 12 inches as measured at the withers with the dog standing fully erect. Many more attributes are discussed and are requirements for the breed through the EJRTCA as well as a list of the disqualifying attributes of the Short Jack Russell Terrier such as extreme viciousness, shyness or major physical deformities (these are considered such serious traits that dogs having them are not to be used for breeding.) Undershot or overshot bites and rye mouth.