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Jack Russell Terriers

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by FIB, Feb 20, 2012.

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  1. FIB

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    My Wife and I are thinking of adopting another dog. We currently have a 6 year old Bischon altered female. Our local adoption agency has a 4 month old male (will be altered on Wednesday) Jack Russell Terrier. We are considering adopting it but I'm concerned about how "wild" it might be. We spent some time with him the other day and he seemed calm but I hear different stories. Some people say theirs are clam and others say they have to put theirs on Xanax. Do any of you have them and how are they?
     
  2. 391 shooter

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    They have the worst case of seperation anxiety when you leave the house, they get really pissed off.

    If you get the thing get a metal dog crate and train it to stay in it, when you leave put it in the crate or when you get home your pillows, rugs and any soft cushy item in the house will be schredded.

    All that said they are one of the most true to one owner dogs I have ever been around.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen a laid back JRT. They seem to be the ADHD poster dog of the canine world.
     
  4. Deputydog

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    I have 2 males, they arise to the occasion, if you ramp them up they will play hard and are very aggressive if you want them to be, I have had Jack Russell's for years, they will be what ever you train them to be. Both mine are laid back until you ask them to be aggressive
     
  5. glock22

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    I had a female for many years, the first year she was a holy mess
    after that you couldn`t ask for a better dog. She shead really bad
    and got hiper in vechle.
     
  6. twoatloweight

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    Our experience says that the JRT will act the way you train it.
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Jack Russels are WIRED

    GB
    DLS
     
  8. andybull

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    Our Hulk is the Bomb! He is really calm unless you wind him up.


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  9. DecalDude

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    They have ups and downs BUT THEY have tons of love for the people in their life. I got 1 for my son I brought her home 4 years ago. She still goes wild when I come home. She sleeps at my moms feet during the day,and when night comes shes in bed with my boy!

    Gotta build thier bond is all your other dog may have a lil help in the way it will act also.


    Jerry
     
  10. FIB

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    Thanks to everyone for their replies. We pick up "Bobby' today.
     
  11. Uncle Sam

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    BRAVO FOR YOU FIB!!! What a noble cause to do a rescue like that!...Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
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