This feisty breed was created by crossing the Patterdale Terrier with the Jack Russell Terrier. The Blackjack Terrier is a reliable hunting dog, but its lively and playful personality also makes it a lovely family pet. Said to be healthier than its parent breeds, this intelligent and energetic breed is very agile and driven, needing a fair ammount of excercise and training. The Blackjack Terrier is an alert watchdog and obedient companion, but it should be socialized from an early age, due to its confrontational attitude towards strange dogs. The body is compact and well-boned, with strong legs and a powerful neck.
The coat is short, hard and flat, preferably uniform black in colour. Average height is around 11 inches.