|Barked: Fri May 20, '11 9:52pm PST |
|Rat Terriers tend to be more legs than JRTs. This means they have longer legs and stand taller. Jacks can be leggy too, but they also often are bench legged. Bench Legged means they are long with short legs.
Both Jacks and Rat Terriers are normally predominately white. Black and white patterns are very common in Rat Terriers, not in Jacks. JRT's tend to be tri-colored red, white, and black like Wishbone. Both breeds can be either color. Ticking, little soft spots are common in Rat Terriers. Jacks only have ticks on the skin and not on the coat. Jack Russells can be wire coated, unlike the Rat Terrier. Rat Terriers all have sleek short coats.
Both breeds are hunting dogs. Jacks were bred to hunt foxes. Rat terriers are used for smaller game like rats and squirrels. Rat Terriers are a type of Feist. Feists are small dogs bred to tree small animals. The JRT is more of an earth dog who was bred to chase animals out of burrows.
Rat Terriers are an American Dog Breed. JRT's originate from England.
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