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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    These dogs are so adorable. They have this curiosity level that will drive you mad but they really are very good dogs. They make good mini hunting dogs, are very friendly, and love to get out and do things as much as possible. Good dog for an active family or a single person with lots of time to do things with the dog, like walks, training, and play time. All around good dog. Usually very good temperament and highly active dogs.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Contrary to the profile on this breed, the Jack Russell is EXTREMELY active and demands constant exercise. If you cannot give this dog the attention and activity it requires, it will go nuts and tear up your house. Jack Russells are hunting dogs, not house pets. They need to run at least 2miles a day to be calm in the house. They are usually not good with children either and must be supervised when with kids.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    People told me that I did not want a JR because they were so hyper. This is not true with ours. She is very gentle even letting our little grand-daughter take food away from her. We got our JR from a local breeder who was giving her away. ( I have heard several horrible stories about why breeders give away adult dogs) We are very satisfied with her temperament.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I’ve noticed a lot of the comments about JRs mention how hyper they are, and how much attention and exercise they need. I must agree! I have a little guy who’s half Jack Russell/half Boston, and I’ve come to a conclusion: the dog is smarter than a lot of people I’ve known, so I think he constantly needs to be challenged. Lots of indestructible toys and a big back yard have helped with mine, plus my other dogs keep him busy, too! Sweetest, most loving little dog I’ve ever seen, but he definitely is a handful!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    JRT’s are the best! yes they have lots of energy, so you must have a backyard for these dogs. I believe these are great dogs w/ kids. Myson got his JRT when he was 2 and would carry him by his neck (by mistake) and the dog is a very good nature dog they now have grown up together and can’t be separated…. Again these are GREAT dogs!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My JRT is so smart and definitely demands attention. He won’t give upon much and is a nosey and has gas, a lot of gas, he is always passing gas and he smells it. and he is always in my crouch digging for berries I wash every day but he still digs, he loves to smell my butt and bite it and some times it hurts, but I must say the worst is when he passes gas in my face when I am playing with him, He acts as if he knows what he is doing. and let me tell you it really really smells when he does that, but i still love him.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a year old Jack Russell and she is adorable. She doesn’t require to much. She sleeps with me and the kids. When we watch TV she is right there beside us. Our Princess is so much like a baby, so lazy she will sleep when we sleep and gets up when we get up, she has her own favorite cover that she will not sleep without, I think it is all on how you train them as puppies, I can leave her alone in the house all day and she never chews on anything that isn’t hers. I got her when it was time for her to leave her mother. She is Truly lovable wouldn’t trade her for no other breed. clara_williams2005@msn.com

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I also have a Jack Russell puppy. I have heard that they are hard to control with being so hyper. She tends to bite our hands and things like that. But she doesn’t get out of control. Since I have had her, I wouldn’t have another dog. They will love you like they are one of your kids.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I was introduced to JRT’s when I met my SO. I at first was put off as she was so active. I am in love with her now and she is my little girl. She is active but a great hunter and we work with her all the time. We have a 40acre lot that she calls her own. My experience is that JRT’s are great with children.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I think my Zoe is an exceptional Jack we got her from a breeder and had a choice between her and her very hyper sister at first we thought there was something wrong with her but turns out she’s just a baby cuddly loves to be carried ,runs to the TV every time a dog is on and has to be facing the TV at all times she also sleeps with us and keeps our toes warm and has been left for long hours and never chewed anything she has actually played with our rabbit and ducks no teeth here Zoe will also share her food with any stray that comes in! People who think all Jacks are strung got it all wrong its possible to have a lap dog jack she’s 4 now and as good as day one.

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  • Nov 9, 2008 at 12:00
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    i have two jacks, one is shorthaired, one is rough haired. the older dog is 11yrs old, terrified of people & cars the other is 4yrs old,affraid of nothing & no one they are great big softies to my family also the young one loves every body.recently the older dog became very ill, unknown to us she had swallowed a lge amount of her rubber kong.a major operation had to be performed which saved her life so be warned they are strng chewers.

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  • Apr 25, 2010 at 12:00
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    My Parson Russell Terrier Jimmy is 3 years old and absolutely wonderful–this breed is definitely for you, if you have energy and time to train them. My Jimmy is very willing to please and perform, but needs to know at all times that I have the situation under control, otherwise he will take things in his own "paws". He is very sensitive to my moods and has some fear issues–loud noises, fireworks, etc. He is also very protective of our property and of me, but we have his barking well under control–he has his ritual and knows he must down and stay when people come to the door. It works! I think it is very important with this breed especially, to expose them to many different situations at a very early age. Jimmy is very active, but needs as much brain-work as he does pure exercise. Again, it is a breed that gives lots back, if you are willing to train them. Super clever and people oriented.

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