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Old 09-08-2009, 11:59 AM   #11
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A lot of the ones I meet at work are a bit crazy. Tend to be slightly more aggressive towards people and dogs... and some are MORE than slightly aggressive! They are cute dogs, but in some mishandled cases are quite the handful! Not my kind of dog at all, but I will readily admit to not being a terrier person. It DOES take the right type of owner for a terrier. With that being the case the dog often is well-behaved and stable--excepting the over-breeding problem which creates poor-bred dogs.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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The series 'Frasier' had a JRT called 'Eddie' in it, maybe that's where it came from?
You're right Mel it was "Eddie" not "Freddie." Shows you how much TV we watch.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:08 PM   #13
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I have a JRT mix, that I pretty much rescued. I work with her, we go places, and try to socialize with other dogs...but she is SUCH a chicken. If anyone or anything comes near her, she throws herself to the ground, in utter terror. I hope someday she will relax, and be ok around strangers.

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I think its more that people don't know what type of dog their getting, they look little and cute, which is what some people want, they are also easy to get hold of, and cheap aswell, but they are also working type and have the attitude of a terrier, and some people don't realise this when they see the advert in the paper

I use to have some JR's both were rescue dogs, and they were a lot of work, we done racing with them, and they had off lead field walks (the ones that Honey and Diesel go on now) and done loads of training, I've met people in towns with these dogs aswell, and some are lovely, but some are little terrors, I think its just another case of you get out what you put in.
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I love Jack Russells, 3 of my 6 dogs are Jacks, and I used to own 4 at once. I love them.
People do unfortunetly buy them because they are small and cheap, and don't realise these are hardy little dogs who need a LOT of exercise.

The other problem is people mistake terrier quirks and boldness for aggression. All terriers are prone to frustration, and this can lead to actual aggression, as with any breed.

All my Jacks are rescue, and I just adore them. I will never be without a Jack Russell again, they are brave, very sensitive little dogs. Very very bright and clever too.

The reputation Jack Russells have is awful, I get more comments about my Jacks than I did when I owned rottweilers.

I have never met a breed of dog that understands humans so muc, especially disbility. My Jack boy Tommy is amazing when my disability affects me. He realises as soon as I get up, and he becomes very very calm and just wants to cuddle me.
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small terriers are a lot of work, they are very likely to pick fights.
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Hi catz.I have had jacks for about 20 yrs and I have to say they are definately not cheap and small-not in their mind.My current jack avoids all dogs and I helped birth her-had her since day 1.Was sociallized with her litter and my border.Grew up with dogs,kids, men yadda yadda.One day she was attacked by a pit bull and she does not like confrontation.Of all breeds I have owned Jacks would be my fav.They can be a bit mental-but for all the right reasons and laugh-well the entertainment doesnt stop.I do need to keep up with her intelligence but that one instance has changed her relationship with dogs sadly.She wont change now even with constant training and socializing.Its only a fear thing-thanks to the pit bull that nearly killed her.I dont blame her for feeling like that.She really is a top dog.What a ratter,yet will defend herself if confronted by a dog.Like any breed,it takes years to understand their language.

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Can I just add of all the breeds I have had-Collies,Borders,GSP's,Poodles I have found Jacks the easiest to train.Just say it once and they do.They understand every word.Or maybe I have aged and learnt myself how dogs work.Please dont misjudge them as they truely are the most amazing dogs.

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Can I just add of all the breeds I have had-Collies,Borders,GSP's,Poodles I have found Jacks the easiest to train.Just say it once and they do.They understand every word.Or maybe I have aged and learnt myself how dogs work.Please dont misjudge them as they truely are the most amazing dogs.
i have to agree i don have a jrt i have a wire foxie, best doggy i ever had. hyper? yes. bad? not at all.
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Can I just add of all the breeds I have had-Collies,Borders,GSP's,Poodles I have found Jacks the easiest to train.Just say it once and they do.They understand every word.Or maybe I have aged and learnt myself how dogs work.Please dont misjudge them as they truely are the most amazing dogs.
Exactly jacks4nik any breed of dog can be great providing they are trained from day 1 (as soon as you get one) and socialised correctly reading earlier I have seen people pick their small yorkies or pups up because I am approaching with a Staffy!!! I usually get oh they are so dangerous and I thought yes they are in the wrong hands but not where Iam concerned It's ad that these types of people still do these silly and dangerous things but it's not my problem and doesn't bother me one bit now, used to though
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