are Jack Russells good i want to get one can you tell me about them?>??
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Jack Russell Terrier is a loving and alert breed that enjoys playing games and loves playing with toys. An intelligent and obedient dog, the Jack Russell Terrier is a fantastic working terrier and companion for all. A small but wonderful breed, the Jack Russell Terrier has made friends with people from all walks of life, whether due to its excellence as a hunter or its loyalty and companionship.
Country of origin: England Height approximately (at withers/shoulder): 25-30cm/ 10-12 inches (standards may vary) Weight approximately: Every 5cm in height should be the equivalent to 1kg/2.2 lbs in weight (standards may vary) Coat: Smooth, broken or rough Colour: White Markings: Black or tan markings Lifespan: 15+ years The Jack Russell Terrier has a flat skull with a muzzle that is slightly shorter than the length of the skull. The almond-shaped eyes are small and dark with a keen expression. The ears are button or dropped with good texture and good mobility. The neck is strong and clean. The body is rectangular with a level back. The tail is carried in a droop when at rest and when moving it should be erect; in some countries it may be docked. The forearms are straight and well-boned. It has a well-sloped back, heavy shoulders and muscular, strong hind legs.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a devoted breed with a very bold and fearless disposition. It is active and loves to play with anyone who gives it the opportunity. It requires socialising and positive and consistent training from a young age. • Friendliness: Reserved around strangers • Children: Good with children if raised with them from puppyhood • Trainability: Can be difficult to train • Independence: Quite independent • Dominance: Can be quite dominant if allowed to be • Decorum: Not good with non-canine pets • Combativeness: Strong inherent terrier instinct and desire to protect its territory • Noise: Likes to bark
- 1 decade ago
Jack Russels are indeed very cute but probably one of the most hyper breeds of dogs. The often need a lot of play and a lot of interaction and stimulation. Sometimes if they do not get these things they can begin some bad behaviors. They are in fact one of the smartest breeds of dogs as well. I know Jacks are most of the time incredibly sweet dogs but being a vet tech, I know that they can be one of the most aggressive dogs when working with them. Most have to be muzzled when doing clipping their nails so they don't nip at you. I would never say not to get some because they can be some of the BEST dogs ever. These are just a few things from my personal experience that I have seen. Hope this helps a little!!
- MegzLv 61 decade ago
Jack Russells are fun dogs....they learn tricks easily but are very stubborn. They will do what they want unless you are a really good leader. They will wear you out long before they get tired!
I currently have two of them...they are a lot of work. They constantly need to go for walks because they have sooooo much energy!
You have to have a lot of patience....because if you get frustrated easily....jack russells can drive you insane!
Both of mine walk up at about 4 am every morning to go out...then they want to eat at that time. By 5:30 am I'm on my way out for a long morning walk.....so don't expect to get a lot of sleep with them.
They also can have obsessive personalities...with animals, tennis balls, etc... Also, be prepared for barking and lots of it!
- kittenslayerLv 51 decade ago
They're highly intelligence dogs who can be very stubborn and difficult to train without proper motivation. Terriers have a "Whats in it for me?" attitude about training and you have to have a sense of humor.
They tend to chase cats and small animals and will often get into fights with other dogs. They have a "never back down" personality and won't hesitate to stand up to another dog if they feel the need to.
They tend to be notorious diggers, and are USUALLY not that great with kids-they don't tolerate mishandling well and won't hesitate to nip the kid to tell him to knock it off.
They're really fun dogs FOR THE RIGHT PERSON, but people who get them because they're cute often find them to be nightmare dogs.
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- Someone ElseLv 61 decade ago
Yeah they are good dogs. We have had our JRT for 16 years. She is getting REALLY old now but she is still wonderful. People have said they are really hyper and she is sometimes (or was, especially when we'd bring out one of those kid bouncy/dodge balls...she LOVED chasing that around...we'd have to take it away because she would have ran herself to death).
- maccrew6Lv 61 decade ago
They're adorable.. but they are also stubborn and willfull so they are NOT easy to train...The owner has to be 10 times more stubborn than the dog or the dog will run all over you..
- 1 decade ago
they try to be the alfa dog. if they get like that they are trouble! they are very hyper to! they'll need exercise.
- 1 decade ago
yes my aunt has two coockie and bow!!! there so cute
- Anonymous1 decade ago
they are VERY HYPER!