Jack Russell Terrier is the perfect choice for the person who is active and sensible. This dog is a very active companion and passionate playmate outdoors. Quest for explore more and more is its borne nature. It loves to wander across the long fields. It is very intelligent hunter, a speedy chaser, responsible guardian and reliable companion. It behaves softly with children and sound with strangers. It does not get impressed from other dogs and have a little reserve attitude. It can make ways to get escaped from fenced yards by digging. It provides warning upon sensing unusual smell, sounds or other environmental changes. An owner with good sense of humor will enjoy its company.
Horse like anatomy, the Jack Russell Terrier is big dog. The height is a little greater than the length. Long legs with medium bone structure enable it to pace up like horses. It is fast furious when chasing and hunting prey. Body structure is slim cylindrical which helps them while passing through narrow ways. Wide flexibility in the forward legs and chest allows them to make variety of grazing angles to detect and attack. The pace is full of life and at ease. Undercoat is short and thick covered by somewhat smooth, rarely broken and or the combination, hard, rough and tough, weather retardant outer coat. This improves the ability to work on variety of terrain, soul and environmental conditions. The appearance is lively and dazzling.
An English clergyman named Jack Russell declared responsible for the establishment of this breed and that’s why, this breed is named after him. Particular use of this breed was hunting small animals and game specially foxes. They have the talent of digging around its den; this feature was appreciated by the breeders of that era around 1800s. The acceptance at a large scale encouraged the breeders to work hard on it. Jack Russell Terrier association was established initially; thereafter Another Association was established on 1st April 2003 which replaced the previous one. The organization was named as Parson Russell Terrier Association of America. The work principle remained the same; however, the breed divided into two types, newer one is known as Parson Russell Terrier. The breed is proficient in hunting, sensing and tracking. Amusement and performing naughty tricks are additional talent of this breed.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a pleasant and polite dog. It remained touched with family with full passion of love and obedience. Naturally, it is an energetic, active and supporting companion. It has human like nature of early rising in the morning and finds activities itself in its spare time. Its habit is to share its play, accepts contribution of other family members and use of toys and other objects. Being sportsmanship natured, it behaves with children very politely. It will be happy when introduced to new peoples and will make them friends. The habit of accepting new people in the community is to be governed during its training from the beginning. The challenges during training may be time taking, sometimes feel like burden, however, the meticulousness and determination development in them are the rewards to the owner.
With having not enough socialization the Jack Russell Terrier may tend to be violent with other dogs. The puppy-time is the main span in which you need to expand and expedite. Their natural hunting habit tempts them towards other animals. Try to introduce dogs and other animals as much as possible to them to get housetrain results. The energy level is much higher than that of an average terrier, this energy pack can seriously harm smaller pet as these pets make a motivational force of attraction toward Jack Russell Terrier. It is important to keep them leashed tight when you are not at home.
A true balance between work and rest for this breed is important. The breed could be aggressive and violent if left jobless. The dog itself enjoys the freedom of a variety of activities around and any extra job can put it into fatigue. There could be undue barking and ruddy behavior if they feel ignorance from the owner, so, planned, balanced and alternated activities are necessary on a regular pattern.
Owner Should Know
The Jack Russell Terrier dogs are self initiative, adventurous in nature, and are likely to be caught in troubles. A high degree of control and command is required.
These dogs, as like most terriers, are fond of digging. They are able to dig a very large hole in a very short time. It is easy to train them for digging on any specific locations, this would work against destructive digging.
Exercising control over this dog is demanding, new dog owners are advised not to select this breed for their first experience.
Entertaining and amusement habit will allow them to bark excessively, therefore, apartment life is not suited for them.
Early age socialization is necessary to reduce the aggressiveness for other dogs and animals.
The dog is excited when in family and will get bored when left alone. Play some music for them when leaving them.
A fence with minimum height of six feet is necessary, as the Jack can jump over 5 feet fence easily.
They have a great temptation towards hunting animals, keep leashed or in a fenced area to save other animals.