JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS, Pros & Cons
If you fell in love with Uggie, the dog who stole the movie, The Artist, it’s easy to see why Jack Russell Terriers are such a popular breed. But, they are not for everyone! Here are a few pros & cons of the Jack Russell Terrier:
Pro: Jack Russells are cute, happy things. I mean, who can resist this contented little guy?
Con: If you think your Jack Russell Terrier is going to be doing much sleeping, think again. They are an active breed that need lots of exercise. Jack Russells are not suited to a confined, sedentary living.
Pro: The Jack Russell is a small breed. Perfect to travel with and take on exciting outdoor adventures.
Con: Many Jack Russel terriers have a Napoleon complex. They will often give attitude to other dogs. (No prizes for guessing who’s the boss in this picture.)
Pro: Jack Russells are funny and playful. They are agile ball-chasing, Frisbee catching jesters.
And they can fly! (Well, almost…)
Con: Jack Russell terriers often bark and love to dig. So if you value those beautiful primroses you just planted, buy a gnome.
Pro: The Jack Russell is a breed known for its intelligence and movie star good looks.
Con: Sometimes a dumb dog is better. Jack Russell terriers just seem able to figure things out. Like escaping. And possibly Facebook.
Pro: Bred for hunting, Jack Russells are known for being determined, gutsy and fearless.
Con: Another word for determined is ‘ignores everything you say when they feel like it.’ Don’t trust your little terrier off leash. And watch out for your pet hamster. This breed can have a high prey drive for smaller animals – even though they look so innocent and charming.
Ultimately, Jack Russell terriers are a working breed and probably not suitable for many novice pet parents. It’s really not good for your self-esteem to be outsmarted by your dog! So, do your research to see if this breed is right for you.