Behaviour Traits of a Jack Russell; The Good and Bad

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 9:54 am


The Jack Russell aka Jack Russell Terrier is a small dog with a big dog’s attitude. A typical Jack Russell is affectionate, outgoing, energetic and friendly. However, this small dog has its own set of behavioural problems, the following is a compilation of the behavioural traits (good and bad) of a Jack Russell.

  1. Feisty with other dogs- A terrier enjoys living solo with little need for sociability and is ideal for single dog homes.
  1. Intelligence- Terriers are renowned for their intelligence, they are fast learners and highly trainable.
  1. Restlessness- Jack Russell’s are hyperactive dogs; this might be due lack of exercise. To address this challenge you might consider scheduling for some playful activity with your dog.
  1. Who is the boss?- Russell’s can be small but do not let their size deceive you; most of them seek to establish a dominant role over their owners. As the owner, establish a dominant role earlier on in the relationship.

As a Jack Russell owner, it is important to train your dog from a very early stage; this will make you an owner of a happy playful dog.

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