Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies
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These traits describe the general appearance of the ideal (or breed standard) Yorkshire Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Look for these characteristics when choosing your Yorkshire Terrier:

  • Coat: Long, straight, and silky

  • Color: Blue on back; tan on face, chest, and legs

  • Size: No more than 7 pounds

  • Temperament: Self-assured and intelligent

  • Head: Small and slightly flat on top

  • Nose: Black

  • Ears: Small, pointed, and erect

  • Body: Compact with short, level back

  • Tail: Docked and slightly higher than back

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Deborah Britt-Hay has been breeding and training Jack Russell Terriers for years. Her dogs make great companions for her family and her horses.

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