Jack Russells are first and foremost a working terrier. Originally bred to bolt fox from their dens during hunts, they are used on numerous ground-dwelling quarry such as groundhog, badger, and red and grey fox.|
The working Jack Russel Terrier is required to locate quarry in the earth, and then either bolt or hold it in place until they are dug to. To accomplish this the dog must bark and work the quarry continuously.
Because the preservation of this working ability is of highest importance to most registered breeders Jack Russells tend to be extremely intelligent, athletic, fearless, and vocal dogs.
It is not uncommon for these dogs to become moody or destructive if they are not properly stimulated and exercised as they have a tendency to bore easily and will often create their own fun when left alone to entertain themselves.
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"i have a jack russel. when i frist got her. she would bite my arms. i tryed to make her stop. i got to the point that what do i do? i pinned her to my chest till she stopped frighting. and a little longer. no more biteing. i've worked with her from day one. 15 mintures at a time. you have to keep at them like kids. if you are going to put cloth on. start then out that way. they are happy being with you. she gose kayaking. they should have a lifejacket. they do need lots of toys. they like toys that make sounds. bumble balls are great. they can chew then. action toys are good but don't last. i can take her on trails in the woods not hooked. never chase your dog if you are calling then. they think it's a game. they can be great dogs with the right training."
"great dogs. i have one named skip. best dog in the world, and they know when to use their energy and when no too"
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