Jack Russell terrier


: any of a breed of small terriers having a white coat with brown, black, or brown-and-black markings

called also Jack Russell

Examples of Jack Russell terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor — who never married and did not have children — died in 2018 at age 77. 07 Moose as Eddie As much of a character as any of the humans on the series, pup Eddie — played by Jack Russell terrier Moose — lived a long life, dying in 2006 at age 16. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 16 Sep. 2023 Trupanion’s rate came in three to four times the costs of the other four providers on both a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old male Jack Russell terrier mix. David Paredes, NBC News, 16 Aug. 2023 The space is too small even for Moonbeam, a Jack Russell terrier, so Schewel turns on his smoke machine, a repurposed mosquito fogger that has been filled with vegetable oil to create a nontoxic (but mildly irritating) vapor. Colin Schappi, Curbed, 12 Apr. 2023 Camilla also loves dogs, though her breed of choice is Jack Russell terrier. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 1 May 2023 Gene Hackman brings his Jack Russell terrier on the sub. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 22 Dec. 2020 But what about a Jack Russell terrier? Devon Ivie, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 In August 2019, Gresch's 16-year-old blind Jack Russell terrier, Molly, died. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2020 Cows sometimes wandered through, flustering our Jack Russell terrier. Maren Larsen, Outside Online, 22 June 2020 See More

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Word History


Jack (John) Russell †1883 English clergyman & dog breeder

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Jack Russell terrier was in 1961

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“Jack Russell terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jack%20Russell%20terrier. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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