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Jacks hop because its easy for them. their legs are set at just the right angle and lenght to give them the right force to hop. they have powerful back leg muscles which allow them to get pretty good distance while hopping or jump up in the air pretty dang far. this is why they are the perfect dogs for agility contests.

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I have 4 jack russels and they all have short leg but their are plenty around that have longer legs.

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I own a Jack Russel myself, and I can safely say that they are quite the jumpers. They make great agility dogs and most certainly can jump very well.

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Yes a Jack Russell could catch a rabbit because the breed was ment for hunting and killing foxes.

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