Jack Russell Terrier (smooth) Personality traits and Temperament
They are an alert, responsive and hard working dog making great family pets. They are extremely loyal to their masters and will protect them with all their might. They are extremely feisty and will never back away from a fight no matter how large and fierce the opponent is. As this dog loves adventure and action, they tend to get into a lot of trouble. They are good hunters, fond of exploring, chasing, wandering, and digging whenever given an opportunity. They need plenty of exercise and unless the dog’s energy is channelled they can get very rambunctious and rowdy. They do very well as apartment dogs but needs a fenced yard to play around.
They make good companions for older kids but fare poorly around toddlers. These dogs are not very patient and do not take like their tails and ears to be pulled at. They can get very aggressive with other dogs even if socialised early. They are not the best dogs to have around cats. No matter how well trained the dogs are they cannot resist the temptation to chase your cat.
They have very strong hunting instincts and will always chase vermin. They should always be on a leash when out for a walk or should be exercised in a fenced yard. They are extremely wanderlust and if allowed to escape from the yard, it will extremely difficult to track the dogs as they can travel a long distance in search of prey.
They are very alert and make extremely good watchdogs and are alerts to new sound and smells. They are sociable to visitors and will be very friendly if properly introduced.
These dogs are not everyone’s cup of tea. With these dogs in the house one must be prepares to spend time with them and exercise them properly. If not properly catered to they will search out other activities to keep themselves occupied and this may be quite a headache for everyone concerned.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have a smooth short coat and are easy to groom. Brushing can be done a couple of times a week. They are medium shedders and brushing to get rid of loose hairs. They are very clean dogs and need to be bathed only if needed. A daily rub down with a towel helps to keep the coat clean.
Other basic grooming like nail trimming and brushing of teeth must be done regularly. Ears should be checked for any signs of infections.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $300-$500
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-16 YEARS
Weight: 13-17 pounds
Height: 12-13 inches
Colors: Black & White, White & Tan
How to Train this dog
They are very independent dogs and like to do things on their own. Training sessions should be short and sweet so that the dog does not lose interest. They are highly responsive to praise and other forms of positive motivation. House rules will need to be taught as soon as this breed is brought home so the dog will know immediately what is okay to do and what is not. The Parson is not the right breed for a novice owner. Show dogs can be trained for obedience, agility, tracking and hunting skills. Never lose your cool around the dogs as they can take harshness to heart and sulk.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Since they are high energy and highly active dogs they need a high quality diet which will be balanced in all respects. Avoid dry foods containing low quality fillers, preservatives and additives.
Health problems: They suffer from eye problems like glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts. Other health issues associated with the breed are congenital deafness; and patellar luxation.
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Yorkie Russell is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier. They weigh about 6 to 12 pounds and can be up to 12 inches tall. They are lively and energetic dogs so they require daily exercises.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Jack Russell Terrier (smooth) as Milo or Alfonzo if he is a male and Macy or Roxy if she is a female.
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