Jack Russell

My Jack Russell Got Disrespected by a Big Dog and Now Gets Really Aggressive With Any Big Dog He Sees?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

At a park a big dog ran up to my Jack Russell and started chasing him around, my Jack Russell was so traumatized that he wouldn’t even let me pick him up and kept making a weird whining sound for a couple of hours.

Now whenever he sees any big dog at all, he wants to fight it. When a big dog passes by the yard, he tries to get out and starts growling.

He won’t even get along with NICE big dogs who try to befriend him.

my jack russell was ripped open almost dead from a pit bull attack and i treated her exactly the same after the incident as before and she never had an issue with any dog big or little or even pit bulls … might it be YOUR anxiety that is putting the dog off ??? your dog was not disrespected, it was afraid at the dog park … from this "vicious" attack, did your dog even require veterinary care ??? or was it just scary for you to experience and the dog see’s the owner is afraid and acts accordingly … why not put your dog in obedience classes … it is a great way to desensitize nervous dogs around other dogs in a safe environment … and you do realize that a jack russell terrier, as a breed, do not love other dogs at the best of times (even when then compete they have to be muzzled) so if you think you are going to have a nice little jack walking beside you and social to dogs you come across, you are in denial, unless you put this dog through every single level of obedience training … and why not work on controlling your jack … if he barks at passing dogs, firm no and then physically remove him from the visual stimulus of the other dog and engage him in a suitable activity …

What Kind of Dog Looks Like a Beagle or Jack Russell Terrier but Doesn’t Bark as Much?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

I’m looking into getting a dog within the next year or two. I’ve always loved beagles but hear that they make a lot of noise. I’m looking for something that looks like a Beagle or Jack Russell Terrier, but won’t bark too loud or yip when my girlfriend and I are at work. Any help?

Basenjis kind of resemble a Jack Russell Terrier. They are great dogs, and do not bark. That is what they are most famous for, actually. You can have a basenji for its entire life and never hear it bark!

On the other hand, going to the shelter would be better. You could find a dog like the one you’re looking for there, and pay only $75-150. There are actually many basenji mixes in shelters, so I would start there first. Ask the employees what dogs aren’t barkers, and I guarantee that you will end up finding your life long friend. You can even go to petfinder.com and type in your area, the breed of dog you’re looking for, and the search will bring you to rescue groups that rescue that breed of dog in your area. Many are purebred.

So whatever you do, please rescue! :)) Good luck!

How Long Should It Take a Jack Russell Terrier to Learn Its Name?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

We got a Jack Russell from the pound yesterday,she is about a year old, and I was wondering how fast she should learn her name? Also, are they able to be trained fast? I was hoping to teach her some tricks.
I don’t mind if she doesn’t learn fast, I was just wondering how long it should take.

Jack Russell’s are one of the most smartest dogs ever! they learn very very quickly. I have an 8 month old Jack Russell and whenever I teach her a new trick, it takes her about 5 minutes to learn it for good! its incredible! Your dog is only a year old she is still a puppy she will learn her name fast! if she already had a different name to begin with, it might take her a bit longer to learn her new name but it shouldn’t take more than a few days icon smile How long should it take a Jack Russell Terrier to learn its name? have fun with your new dog and remember Jack Russells are very high in energy and require a lot of regular walks or they get bored and become destructive and might ruin things in your home if they get too bored. They are very good jumpers and climbers because they are natural hunters, they love chasing rats, if they want to get out of a fenced yard that’s not secure enough, they will surely try and often succeed so make sure she cant escape icon smile How long should it take a Jack Russell Terrier to learn its name?
Jack Russell’s love mind stimulation and learn tricks very fast, they love to have their brain worked out so play lots of mind games with her, teach her little tricks and keep her highly intelligent brain stimulated also lots of walks and toys and you will have a happy little dog icon smile How long should it take a Jack Russell Terrier to learn its name? Jack Russell’s like to be with their owners all the time, they are very loyal and loving little mates.

What Were Jack Russell Terriers Originally Meant For?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Answer fast!!! I have to find what Jack Russell Terriers were originally bred for, for my puppy’s training classes, as we have to do research on his original purpose. Hurry with your answers, we have to be out n 49 minutes for the classes, and we have to share our information.

Fox hunting. The short powerful body was necessary to be able to chase the fox into it’s den and the short strong tail was used to grab the dog and pull them out from the den. That’s why during shows they will use the tail to pick the dog up and put it on the table. The white body was to be able to easily distinguish the dog from the fox it’s chasing.

How to Get My 8 Month Old Jack Russell to Hunt?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

I’m trying to get my jack Russell to hunt or kill other animals I caught a medium sized possum and all she does is run away!!! It’s starting to make me mad because jack Russell’s are supposed to be ‘fearless’ and all she does is sniff it then run…does it just take till she is older? I went and saw her mom and she will kill anything she sees…any tips? Thanks

I owned a whippet who are supposed to kill rabbits and small vermon! Guess what? He was barking and whimpering one afternoon in the garden, I went to see what was up, he had found a small fledging fallen from its nest, he was sooo gentle! No way was he gonna hurt that baby! I picked it up and placed it on the bird feeding table and its parents later came down to take it away! Obviously your jack Russell has a heart of gold and doesn’t want to hurt anything too! Perhaps you should buy your next puppy from a breeder who s dogs are kept for hunting!

Does Anyone Know of a Jack Russell Breeder in or Around Glasgow?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Looking to buy a Jack Russell and struggling to find a registered breeder. Does anyone know of any breeders or registered kennels who sell them?

Many Thanks icon smile Does anyone know of a Jack Russell Breeder in or around Glasgow?
Thank you for your answer Gertrude. I did have a look into re homing a Jack Russell but i decided against it. I’d prefer a pup due to having a dog and 2 cats already at home. I think it would it would make for an easier integration if the dog was younger.

Yay I have two who are four years old now!

I got mine from Cornwall but did a quick Google search for you;


Hope this helps and good luck!

What Percentage of Chihuahua and Jack Russell Is My Puppy?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

His mum is full pedigree chihuahua and his dad is 3/4 chihuahua and 1/4 Jack Russell.

The way that DNA works, your dog could have anywhere from 0-50% of its genetic material from the Jack Russell. The dad’s mongrel parent inherited half of its genes from each of its parents, then randomly passed on some combination of them to your pup’s father – that is, the father could be 50% Jack Russell or 0% Jack Russell depending on the "roll of the dice", if the dad actually got 50% of their DNA from the Jack Russell ancestor, it similarly could have passed that on and given your pup 50% of its DNA from the Jack Russell. Or 0%. Or anything in between.

It’s a mongrel dog, so regardless of "percentage" it will be unpredictable in type, temperament, and health and should be altered (along with its dad and probably mom) to prevent further overpopulation of unpredictable, mongrel dogs.

How Can I Stop My 9 Month Jack Russell Bitch Attacking My 6 Month Old Whippet Collie Cross Bith?My 6?

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

We have 9 month Jack Russell bitch and a 6 month old whippet collie cross bitch. In the last 4 weeks the Jack Russell has started to attack the the other younger puppy. It is not all the time, but when she does she is very nasty. The Jack Russell has had a season (She came on heat sooner than expected). They got along fine until recently. The younger bitch does not fight back but submits.I remove the Jack Russell and separate her in another room and ignore her. It seems to work until the next time. She shows no aggression to other dogs of either sex. Any suggestions as I do not want to rehome either puppy.They both will be spade at the end of March due to cost.
Today we had a better day. The JRT tried again only once today, but I pulled her off by her scruff, shook her a little (not hard) while telling her no very strongly. She let go straight away and looked very shocked.She walked away and it’s been peaceful ever since.. I met an experienced dog trainer while walking today and she said it looks like the JRT may have a phantom pregnancy, so we are taking her to the vets to be checked. I have never experienced this before as we have always had more than 1 female at a time and never had any trouble (have had german sheperds, rottweillers, bouviers, bullbull cross and maltese all females and no fighting or aggression to each other). I am hoping that spaying and training will help to relieve the situation. In fact the two of them are curled up together asleep right now!

Hi, I have two Jack Russell Terriers, a male and a female, four years old. They play and to anyone who doesn’t know my dogs it can look like actual fighting. As long as there’s no high pitched squeal the that’s fine.

Ruling that out, it seems like dominance to me. The whippet may be coming into season or the JRT might just be assering herself as leader. sort of like how some teenaged girls think they are superior if they get their periods sooner.

Also, you should not spay until three months after the first season.

I could be wrong.

Hope this helps and good luck.

EDIT; I’m pretty sure there are some homes with two close in age females that do not rehome them.

Some online breed descriptions say do not leave two JRT’S of any sex or age alone together for any length of time. That is bull as mine have been together all their lives and are absouloutly fine. they share a bed.

How Big Does Jack Russell Miniature Schnauzer Mix Get?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I’m thinking about getting a jack russell miniature schnauzer mix and I was wondering what is the average size when is full grown. I’m seeking a small breed dog, nothing more than 10lbs. Thank you!

I have a jack russell maltese mix and he is 24 lbs. I assume a jack russell miniature schnauzer mix would be similar in weight.
A miniature schnauzer’s weight is usually around 15 lbs and a jack russell’s weight is usually around 14-18 lbs.
Sorry but your choice of breed won’t be under 10 lbs.

How Much Puppy Formula Should I Feed a 2 Week Old Jack Russell Puppy?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

I am babysitting a friends jack russell pup for the night. She left me with his bottle and formula but didn’t tell me how much he needs to eat or how many hours to wait in between feedings. His mother died during c-section from the vet giving her too much meds to try and induce her labor and he is the only puppy that survived birth, any answers would be helpful, thanks!

If your friend left you with a 2 week old puppy and no instructions then she’s not a very responsible pet owner. You should look on a vet-based website or call the local SPCA or Humane Society for advice (since they’re less likely to charge you than a vet). And you should tell your friend to include better instructions in the future, it would be terrible if that puppy got sick or went hungry because she didn’t inform of some special circumstance that needs to be considered.