Jack Russell Terriers are truly exceptional dogs! They are very loving, energetic and playful, highly intelligent and excel at hunting, agility and obedience.
Many people (including us!) consider the Jack Russell Terrier to be the "perfect" family dog. It is very important to note, however, that these wonderful dogs can become "Jack Russell Terrors" in the wrong hands. If you are considering a JRT for your family, you must be aware of the very high energy level of the breed. Potential owners must be committed to providing their puppy with early obedience
training and plenty of love, attention and play time. Jack Russell Terriers are extremely intelligent animals, and they train their people very well! They love to tree squirrels, and will "go to ground" after small animals like opossums, armadillos and rabbits. The Jack Russell Terrier is a big dog in a small package! They fear nothing!
Jack Russells have 3 coat types; smooth, broken and rough. The rough coat sheds
the least amount and the smooth sheds most. The rough coat needs periodic stripping to remove the dead hair. The smooth coat is a recessive trait, and most litters will have more broken or rough coated puppies than smooth.
Without proper care and attention, the Jack Russell Terrier can be too much of a "handful" for some owners, and as a result, many have ended up in shelters and with rescue organizations. We do our utmost to prevent this from happening to our
puppies by making certain that they are placed only with knowledgeable, responsible owners that are prepared for life with a Jack Russell Terrier. Of course, we are always willing to take back or "re-home" one of our puppies in the unfortunate event that the new owners are unable to keep it for any reason.