The Jack Russell is a popular small-medium sized dog that has bags of appeal for those looking for a terrier with bags of energy.
Although Jack Russel’s are sometimes regarded as lively and energetic dogs there are of course variations depending on your dogs genetic make up and of course their surroundings. Here we take a look at the breed in more detail and ascertain what the most important facts are about this loveable breed.
Jack Russell’s come in all shapes and sizes. Whilst most people connote a Jack Russell with a smaller sized dog who tends to nip around the ankles there are of course complete variations in the sizes of the breed. From its origins in the 1800’s when John Russell first bred the breed the terrier has been regarded as an excellent and loyal dog for accompanying hunters in the field. Traditionally exposed to harsh quarry like hunting ground the breed has evolved and todays generation of Jack Russell puppies are equally happy in a more urban environment.
Given their small statue some new owners are surprised by by the exercise demands of the Jack Russell pup. They do have bags of energy and can be perfectly happy with a few hours of walks a day. By ensuring a fantastic recall in your pup from an early age you will be assured that their instinct to sniff out adventures doesn’t result in them becoming lost. You may want to hone in on your spade skills as Jack Russell’s are renowned for burrowing down when they sense their may be food on the horizon.
If you feel the Jack Russell may be the dog for you but are concerned about their endless energy then consider they can be appeased by adapting a training regime that could see their energy utilised in a positive way. Flyball is a perfect example of a vocation that can be an ideal output for the terriers energy. By learning the skills of a sport like fly ball the canine will have a new outlet to let off steam and also learn invaluable socialisation skills.
Do you have a Jack Russell? We would love to hear your opinions on owning this popular breed. Does your Jack Russell Use a Gencon dog head collar? We would love to hear your views on this great breed and how they have adapted to their new home.
Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds, including the Jack Russell.