Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Dog Breeds) for Wednesday, May 24, 2017:
This popular small dog breed is named for the man who was the Vicar of Swimbridge for almost 50 years, beginning in 1832
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matthew Cooper, a retail site specialist from Villanova, Pennsylvania
||Mackenzie Vogt, a systems analyst from Point Pleasant, New Jersey
||Tanya Obreiter, a cell biologist from Frederick, Maryland (2-day total: $63,210)
What is a Jack Russell terrier?
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The fox-working terrier known today as the Jack Russell Terrier was first bred by the Reverend John “Jack” Russell, after purchasing a small white and tan female terrier while in his last year at Oxford.
Ironically, that first terrier bred by Russell was named Trump, and was considered to be ideal for chasing foxes away. It was especially prized by hunters due to its mostly white colour being different enough from other animals so as not to cause confusion during a hunt between one’s own dog and possible targets.
Of course, the famed Wishbone from the American television series of the late 90s was also a Jack Russell terrier.
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