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THE number of pedigree dog breeds recognised by the Kennel Club will increase to 216 on January 1 next year, when the Jack Russell terrier joins the register. It will become the 27th breed in the terrier group of pedigree dogs.
The Kennel Club explains that, until now, Jack Russell terriers have been identified as a ‘type’ rather than a breed, due to the wide diversity of dogs that can be described as Jack Russell terriers. …