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Would A Jack Russell Terrier Be The Best Pet For Your Family-The Pluses And Minuses

The Jack Russell Terrier is fast becoming one of the most popular pets. They are small enough for an apartment & are very smart & easy to train. One problem is they do need to burn off a lot of energy so the owner should be active. They are ideal for a family with energetic kids.

Author: Don Levy
Date: Dec 31, 2010 - 3:23:09 PM

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Terriers are among the most well-known dogs across the world. There are about 7 different breeds of terriers that have reached the top 50 in popularity. Most terriers are energetic, intelligent, and happy dogs who will be your new very best companion. The Jack Russell Terrier is becoming one of the most well-liked of the terrier breeds as pets.

They were actually bred as fox hunting dogs and they certainly have a powerful hunting spirit as they enjoy outdoor exercise. If you're about to get a Jack Russell Terrier you have to find out more about them, especially their personalities. Like all pets there are a range of pluses and minuses to take into account before taking the leap.

A Jack Russell will make an especially wonderful pet for energetic owners. They have a great deal of energy and do best where they can interact with outdoor type owners. Jack Russell Terriers are regarded as one of the most intelligent dogs on the planet. They learn very fast and have the capability to learn many difficult tasks. They need to be trained properly to get the most from them, although they will learn a lot on their own.

The Jack Russell Terrier has a good history for getting along with little ones. They generally appear to be joyful which has a constructive influence on youngsters. Once they make an connection, the young children respond well to these bundles of vitality. Because youngsters also have lots of energy they get along well with these pets and normally become inseparable.

Even if you are in an apartment or mobile home it doesn't mean a Jack Russell Terrier won't be a great pet for you. They are small enough so any dog regulations won't preclude you from owning one, but you'll need to be able to take them outside frequently.

Another plus of them being little is they don't eat much so it doesn't cost a whole lot to feed them. Jack Russell Terriers are rather sturdy little dogs and don't need any special food or medicine, just make sure you feed them a good diet. Their small size also assists you to keep them clean as bathing and brushing them is easy and quick.

One of the disadvantages of the Jack Russell Terrier is that they don't get along nicely with other family pets. They are likely to be hostile with other dogs and also other pets, in particular cats. If you have additional pets you might want to think hard before acquiring one. I have spoken to people that say they have raised Jack Russell's from puppies with other household pets and have had no issues.

Make sure your pet terrier gets outside often so that it can run off some of its vitality and you can do some training with them. Don't keep them confined or ignore them as this will make your pet Jack Russell unhappy, which could lead to destructive behavior and might even cause hostility towards people.

You should in all probability get a Jack Russell as a puppy so that you can educate it to socialize in the proper way with your family members. They are very intelligent little dogs and will take to instruction especially when its done appropriately. Rather than try to come up with a training routine on your own, you should review professional training guides or videos before trying to teach your pet.

The problem with trying to do it yourself is that it's usually hit or miss because life often gets in the way and the children don't normally have the willpower to train correctly on their own. Your pet Jack Russell terrier has so much energy that you have to really bear down on them to keep their focus for coaching. Unless you have plenty of time to workout and coach them you should probably not think about getting one as a pet. They really need to be worked out every day which will also assist with their instruction and obedience.

Jack Russell Terriers could be wonderful option as a pet dog if you are seeking for a cheerful, energetic and loving pet. Make sure you and your family have the time to give to training and provide lots of exercise. Typically it will be a great pet for a household who wants only 1 pet. The Jack Russell doesn't have to have any unique housing requirements, which is very good if you live in an apartment or mobile home. It also doesn't have any special feeding demands. Now that you have taken into consideration both the advantages and disadvantages of having a pet Jack Russell Terrier, I think you'll acknowledge it would be a great pick for your new pet.

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