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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by PirateShot, Apr 11, 2005.
This is Macy, our 5 year old JRT.
Now that is my type of dog!!! Macy is one good looking pup. I've got one similar:
VERY cute pups!!!
are they as terroristic as people say?!?!
Well, sorta-kinda. Jack Russells are really trainable dogs. If you have your Jack Russell pup play with other dogs and people at a younger age then they will be much more "mellow".
My family has two Jack Russells. They are really good around people, but they aren't that good around other dogs. However, neither of my dogs really played with other dogs at a young age, thus the aggressive attitude towards other dogs.
Oh, and if Hank, the male, thinks somebody in his family is getting attacked then he gets really aggressive too.
A Jack Russell's attitude is really going to be influenced by it's up-bring, training, and conditioning. I guess this is true for any and ever dog, but more-so with Jack Russells because of how "trainable" they tend to be. (This is my understanding from what I've read, at least)
We have had Macy all her life, 5 years, and we tried introducing a 7 week old jack pup into the family. Didn't work out too well, we had to get rid of the pup, Macy was always causing fights. The pup was a female, BTW.
my Jack Russell Terror, err Terrier, thinks he OWNS the neighborhood. don't even THINK of walking down HIS street when he is outside.
JRTs are a hoot!! if you want a dog with quirks (and they ARE quirky), a fiery yet hilarious personality, and provide hours of amusement then get one.
and they are extremely loving and playful. just make sure you have the same energy level as they do and PLEASE make sure that you are ready to play on THEIR time schedule!!! ;f ;f
We have a Jack Russel / Rat Terrior mix...
She too thinks she is much more mean than she really is... great watch dog, great for keeping squirrels and moles and other critters off the yard!!
I used to like nothing but big dogs, but this little yapper mutt really won me over.
My Jack Russell named Jasper passed away in January after 15 years of wonderful companionship. He was the best dog I ever had. Tough as nails and always ready to play. Man I miss the little guy. His best story ever was a run in with a raccoon. A warm Sunday afternoon I hear my two dogs yowling and barking in the backyard. Go out to find huge raccoon straddling atop the 6' stockade fence that surrounds my back yard. My Dobie is leaping and snapping at the coon and little Jasper is leaping and whirling, but is just too short. The coon finally jumps to the outside of the fence and Jasper rushes the fence and sticks his snout through the slats of the fence. The coon, now on the outside, clamps onto Jasper's snout. In a panic I grab a pole and run around to the front of the house and womp the coon from behind at which point he lets Jasper go. The coon takes off and Jasper proceeds to do what I can only describe as a victory dance around the backyard, prancing and strutting like a Banty rooster. Took him to the vet and he was fine, no rabies. My wife always claims that she could understand Jasper and his version of the story is that he might have a few scars on his snout, But "Man, you should see the inside of that coon's mouth!!" At least that is what my wife says he told her.
Nice story Goose.