Black and White Jack Russell : (Complete Guide!!)

If you love Jack Russlles in black and white coats and what to know if the Black and White Jack Russell is the right canine companion for you? You may also be wondering how the Jack Russell gets its black and white coat. If so, you’ve landed on the right page.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the Black And White Jack Russells including their genetics, temperament, training and grooming requirements, dietary needs, and whether they make great family dogs.

Let’s first start with a breed overview of this adorable furry companion.

Black And White Jack Russell: Breed overview

The  Black & White Jack Russell Terrier is a strong, sturdy medium-sized dog with a slightly elongated body, and according to the AKC classification, it belongs to small terrier breeds. The ears of the Jack Russell Terrier are small, semi-erect, and mobile. Modern Jack Russell Terriers are short-legged dogs with pronounced muscles.

Vital Stats

Size: Small
Coat: Smooth coat or wire-haired
Exercise: 1 hour a day
Life span: 12+ years
Breed group: Terrier
Temperament: Affectionate, curious, energetic, intelligent


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What is a Black And White Jack Russell?

Jack Russells come in a variety of colors and the Black and White Jack Russells are characterized by either having white markings on a predominately black coat or the other way around, a predominately white coat with black markings.

They are no different from other Jack Russells except for the unique color markings of their fur which is attributed to a recessive piebald gene.

Black And White Jack Russell’s Physical Appearance

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The Black and White Jack Russell’s coat is predominately white but it may be smooth, broken, or rough. This allows for some variety within the breed between smooth and rough coated JRTs.

The smooth coat should still be able to withstand the activities and elements for which these dogs were bred. Smooth coats shouldn’t be sparse, while rough coats shouldn’t be wooly. It is important that the coat is waterproof.

According to the breed standard, white must be the dominant color (at least 51 percent) but with injections of black coloring. If the black slightly exceeds the white, which makes it difficult to determine the percentage of colors, it can be regarded as a flaw, but not a defect.

A Jack Russell Terrier tends to have a button or dropped ears, while these v-shaped ears should have moderate thickness.

They have very strong jaws with upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

You will also notice that a Jack Russell Terrier’s tail will stand erect when alert but can go limp when the dog is in a relaxed state.

The Tri-color Jack Russell

Tri-color Jack Russells have different color combinations. Sometimes they are with the combination of white, tan, and black colors, while sometimes, with white, tan, and brown combinations.

Black & White Jack Russell Markings 

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In addition to Jack Russell’s colors, they are also different in their patches and markings. Since most Jack Russells are primarily in white, their patches made them more interesting and unique.

There are three main types of Jack Russell markings: black, tan, and tri-color. Black and tan Jack Russells have black patches on their bodies with tan markings around their faces, chest, and legs.

Tri-color Jack Russells have black, white, and tan markings. The most common pattern is called a “blaze,” which is a black stripe that runs down the center of the dog’s face.

Black & White Jack Russell Different Coat Types

There are three types of Jack Russell Terrier coat: Wirehaired, smooth, and broken.

The coats are different from each other, and the type of coat is not affected by the color combination or markings. Here are the main coat types of Black & White Jack Russell.

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Wirehaired Jack Russell Terrier

The Wirehaired Russell Terrier has a long, dense, and coarse coat. The hair on the eyebrows and beard looks very cute and funny, as it puffs up a little, giving a mischievous look to the pet.

Here are some great information about Genetics,Price and Breeders… (With Pictures) of the Long-haired Jack Russell coat that might be able to help.

Smooth Coated Jack Russell Terrier

In smooth-haired terriers, the coat lies close to the body rather tightly. Such a dog will shed all year round if kept in an apartment, and twice a year if in a house. 

Broken Jack Russell Terrier

The Broken is a mix between rough-haired and smooth. The coat is quite dense, not very long. Brokens are usually obtained from the mating of a smooth-haired and wire-haired Jack Russell.

Black And White Jack Russell temperament and personality

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Black & White Jack Russell’s should be alert and lively with an inquisitive nature. They are renowned for their fearless character but should not be aggressive or at the other end of the spectrum, nervous with people.

These are friendly dogs, which are generally good with children if children are taught to respect them, but they will not tolerate lots of prodding and poking. Despite their usually friendly nature it is important to socialize and train them from a young age otherwise they can be antisocial with other dogs.

They are confident and have endless energy and are happiest in an active household, with plenty of exercise be it in the city or countryside. Due to their energetic and intelligent nature Jack Russell’s can become destructive or naughty with a tendency to bark if there is insufficient stimulation in their life, leading to boredom.

Do Black And White Jack Russells make great family pets?

Due to its large personality and lively character, this is a breed that is recommended only for dog owners with experience as it can be difficult to manage. It needs discipline and training to get the best out of it and flourish as a companion.

The quick-to-learn intelligent nature of the Jack Russell means that house training is generally not a problem and once a routine is established puppies prefer not to have to soil the house.

Black And White Jack Russell training

Jack Russell Terriers are highly trainable due to their intelligent nature and can be taught numerous tricks, however they can also be independent and prone to distraction. Sufficient exercise and mental stimulation are the keys to ensuring they are focused and interested in their training.

Once trained Jack Russell’s can be very obedient but due to their hunting roots can be prone to chasing other animals, which can make recall a problem in certain situations.

Black And White Jack Russell grooming and cleaning

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The Jack Russell Terrier is fairly easy to care for. It is enough to bathe it several times a year and comb it often with a thick brush, especially during the molting period. Too frequent water procedures can lead to drying of the skin and the occurrence of dermatitis.

It is also necessary to pay sufficient attention to how to care for the nails of the Jack Russell Terrier. They should be regularly inspected, cleaned, and trimmed as they grow back fast.

Is Black And White Jack Russell hypoallergenic?

The Jack Russell Terrier dog breed is not considered hypoallergenic, which means that they may not be suitable for people with allergies to dogs. However, they do shed less than some other breeds of dogs, so they may be a good choice for people with mild allergies.

Black And White Jack Russell common health issues

Jack Russell Terriers are generally a healthy breed with few problems, partly due to their working nature and function being favored over form and the fact that direct in-line breeding has not been permitted. They have a fairly long life expectancy of between 13-16 years.

Jack Russell Terriers are not prone to welfare problems caused by their conformation. However, despite this, there are some lines that carry hereditary disorders, although these are uncommon and not mentioned on the Kennel Club’s watch list. Some of these problems include:

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
  • Herditary Ataxia

Black And White Jack Russell Puppies

Jack Russells usually have 3-5 puppies in a litter, but some females give birth to 6 puppies. Newborn puppies in the first month of life feed on mother’s milk. After the onset of this age, they need to gradually introduce complementary foods.

Jack Russells usually grow up to 11-12 months of age. In order to correctly assess the development of a puppy, it is necessary to carefully monitor its weight and height in the first year of life.

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Black And White Jack Russell Price

A  Black & White Jack Russell puppy has an average price of $800-$1800. Some Breeders could even offer Jack Russell puppies for $2500 or even higher.

The cost of a Jack Russell puppy varies widely and depends on many factors. The price of the dog is influenced by the eminence of the breeder, as well as the availability of working and exhibition certificates from the parent couple.

Black And White Jack Russell For Sale

If your looking to adopt a Black & White Jack Russell then our list of the top Jack Russell breeders in America can help you find breeders that might offer Black & White Jack Russells.

You can also check out these platforms that can connect with people who have Black & White Jack Russell puppies for sale or adoption near you. It can be a great alternative in looking for your future pup within the comfort of your home.

AKC MarketPlace

Finding trustworthy dog breeders, groomers, and trainers can be challenging. AKC Marketplace is your trusted resource to help make a lifetime of responsible dog ownership safe, happy, and healthy.

AKC Marketplace® is the only website that exclusively lists puppies from AKC-Registered litters, so you can choose a breeder with confidence.

Adopt A Pet

If you want to give an abandoned puppy a second chance, a shelter is definitely the place to find a dog.

Adopt a pet is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. They help over 21,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, for free.

Puppies for sale Today

Puppies Today has over a decade of experience, established in 2008. They pride themselves on connecting loving families with new furry friends and have happy customers all over the nation. They provide all of their customer’s puppy payment plans and health guarantees to ensure the best experience and peace of mind when adopting a puppy through their service.


Names For a Black And White Jack Russell 

Browsing for the best names for black and white Jack Russells? Check out this list of cute and unique black and white dog names for your two-tone pup.

Black And White Jack Russell Mix Breed

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Here is a list of Popular Jack Russell crossbreeds  that can have a Black & white coat color:

  • Bo-Jack – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Boston Terrier
  • French Bull Jack – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a French Bulldog
  • Jack-A-Poo – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Poodle
  • Jackshund – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Dachshund
  • Jug – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Pug
  • Jack Tzu – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Shih Tzu
  • Jack-A-Ranian – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Pomeranian
  • Jack-A-Bee – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Beagle
  • Norjack – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Norfolk Terrier
  • Yorkie Russell – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier
  • Jack Chi – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Chihuahua
  • Jack Rat Terrier – Cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Rat Terrier

Is the Black And White Jack Russell right for me?

The Black & White Jack Russell Terrier is a great choice for active families. They are intelligent and energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise. They also have a lot of personality and are very loyal to their families.

However, they are not the best choice for everyone. If you are looking for a calm, lazy dog, then the Jack Russell is probably not the right breed for you


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