Jack russell terrier, tv star & hunter

Moose on the hit comedy TV show “Frasier” is a Jack Russell Terrier. While the human cast of Frasier has remained unchanged, the Jack Russell Terrier, “Moose”, has actually been replaced by his son Enzo. On Thursday June 22, 2006, Moose died of old age at the Los Angeles home of his trainer Mathilde DeCagny Halberg. He was 16-1/2 years old.

Other Facts About Jack Russell Terrier

The AKC recently recognized the Jack Russell Terrier as the Parson Russell Terrier. The group designation is Terrier.


The Jack Russell Terrier was developed in 19th century England by a clergyman named Jack Russell. This terrier was trained to hunt wild game. The primary prey for the Jack Russell Terrier was the fox.

The Rev. Jack Russell had a passion for fox hunting and was able to breed excellent fox hunting dogs. Everything characteristics of the the Jack Russell terrier was developed with fox hunting in mind from the coloring of the breed to the level of intelligence.

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The energetic and playful Jack Russell makes a good companion for a family that has a lot of energy and patience.

Mathilde DeCagny, Moose’s trainer and trainer of other long haired Jack Russell terriers states “By the way, if you want a small dog for your apartment, get a bulldog — a toy poodle, a dachshund or, better yet, a mutt from the pound. If you are thinking of getting a Jack Russell, don’t”.

Other owners are sometimes overwhelmed by the demands of a Jack Russell Terrier, leading to the dogs being abandoned even before they reach adulthood!

The Jack Russell Terrier requires a long-term commitment to doggie obedience school. The Jack Russell is very active and needs exercise and also constant entertainment.

The Jack Russell will delight your family performing tricks and a variety of funny antics. This breed requires constant activity. Jack Russell Terriers are always a work in progress. This breed can be a delight when the owner is willing to spend time and effort developing a bond with their pet.