We basically want to find companions who would give us most
of the benefits we think we need. Well, if you are looking for a dog that is somewhat a one-in-package pal, you
might find Jack Russell Terriers interesting enough.
This dog has a history that is somehow loomed to give rise to
It was said that the breeder of this dog, a young Theologian
student of Oxford University named John Russell once met a milkman with a white terrier that has spots on his
eyes and ears. This dog became his interest which later proved to be his foundation for breeding a new dog breed
that many has learned to love as pets. The dog he first saw was named "Trump" from which another 60 types of
terriers were later bred from.
With a terrier's basic nature to go on and over the ground
(terrier by the way came from the Latin term "terra" which means earth), Jack Russell terriers also have the
disposition to hunt and scour for hunting. Thus, they should be given enough grooming so as to set off the dirt
they gather from digging soil to either bury a treasure or to recover a hidden treasure kept long ago.
An excellent ratter, Jack Russell Terriers proves to be good
"housekeepers" since they keep most rats away from home. Any unlucky rat that happens to be inside the quarters
of this terrier is sure to meet its instant doom. Thus, owners find themselves with both a dog and cat in one
One basic character of this dog is its disposition towards
strangers. They can easily figure out who must be kept away from their homes and who can be accepted inside the
house. This very attitude also makes them good watchdogs. They were designed specifically to be aggressive on
preys. And while they can be very vocal, many of them only barks when they find good reason to.
They do not appear vicious though. But once they smell
threat, they can show off aggressiveness that could serve as warning towards the strangers. However, once the
stranger is let into the house by the owner, a Jack Russell can already tolerate his or her presence.
This terrier is also a family dog and desires for human
companionship. And their love for children is significantly interesting. However, once they are abused or had
been shown improper treatments, may it be intentional or accidental, they can react through aggressive
behaviours. Their aggressiveness is further manifested with their lack of fear towards larger dogs which can
unfortunately lead to injuries, some can even be fatal.
They are also marked for their intelligence and good spirit.
These characteristics can be highly observable through their curiosity in things. Thus, they require
supplementation on formal training unless you can tolerate difficult behaviours. The good thing though with Jack
Russell is that it can acknowledge training and do well in most of them. In fact, they are known to champion
various ring shows and other similar competitions.
The Hollywood has recognized the disposition of these dogs
too. Coupled with feisty and good physical characteristics, this pal has already made names in the screens. If
Wishbone, Milo (from The Mask) and Eddie (from the Frasier) ring the bell on you then there is no doubt that you
can recognize this dog.
Jack Russell fair well with grooming. A dog of relatively
small size, this breed will not tax you with grooming needs.