Dog breed Jack Russell Terrier: owners reviews .ru
Jerry brought the little puppy Jack Russell Terrier almost 2 years ago to his daughter Santa Claus as a gift for the New Year. Sophia asked the dog, and we were not opposed. We agreed with the good magician that the pet was of a certain breed. The husband was for the dog to look like a dog. And he even set an ultimatum: he will not walk with a Spitz or Yorkshire Terrier. Jack Russell appealed to everyone. Read reviews about the breed, about the character. We decided that such a dog would suit us.
Is it easy to cope with the energetic puppy of Jack Russell Terrier?
Jerry, though Jack Russell, but not "purebred." Mom has a wire-haired terrier, and dad is a smooth-haired. Our handsome went to dad. In color - black and white. The rest of the puppies in the litter were like mother, white-brown, wire-haired, with beards.
When he appeared with us, he was only two and a half months old. I remember well the first night together: the puppy whined all the time, did not fall asleep for a minute. Here is a gift we received. But we perfectly understood what responsibility we take upon ourselves, having a dog.
Nevertheless, Jerry was a wonderful “child”, he was a prankster, of course, but not very much. I remember once “reading” a daughter’s textbook, gnawing a wire from a laptop. And when he opened the box with threads and needles, he was more afraid for him than upset because of the spoiled sewing kit. They were afraid that the needles would not end up in his stomach. But, thank God, nothing happened!
Jerry was never particularly annoying, arrogant or troublesome. From the very beginning, he was and is as it should be: the most beloved and good - ours.
Jerry's first teacher was an old black cat Tisha
Jerry, having come to us, was not the first and not the only animal in the family. At that time, we still had an old black cat Tisha and a Shura hamster. If the puppy, of course, had no common interests with the puppy, then the presence of the cat did not leave the baby indifferent.
Once animals immediately established their hierarchy in the relationship. The cat was able to convey to the playful youth: in this territory he is the main one.
An 18-year-old who, in principle, already had little to do with business, but he was always strict with a puppy. Jerrick wanted to play with him, and he only waved him off with his paw. But still the puppy was afraid of the cat. If Tisha was sitting at the door of the room, Jerry never went out first. Funny they walked one after another: the cat in front, the puppy in the back. The silence goes, goes, and stops, and the dog just sits down. Tisha also taught a friend to beg. When I was cooking something in the kitchen, the cat stood on its hind legs, and fingered the front ones. Jerrick is doing the same thing now.
The cat died about six months after we had a dog. I really miss him. I have been with him since the 8th grade. Mom and I started Tisha almost immediately after moving from Kazakhstan to Belarus in 1998. About this purr, a cross between a Siamese cat and an ordinary yard cat, my daughter and I wrote a scientific paper for the school. Silence is a whole period of our lives. A sort of savage, who only in old age began to allow himself to stroke. And if he didn’t want to be touched, he hit with his paw, but, surprisingly, he never released his claws. I was worried: maybe the cat got sick because we got a dog?
Once after the New Year, I found a small pimple on his nipple. It inflamed and increased rapidly. In the vet. the clinic was examined. The diagnosis was disappointing: oncology. Due to the age of the animal, the doctors refused to do the operation. They were afraid that the cat would not bear it. And the intervention, indeed, had to be complicated: it was necessary to remove the entire lymphatic system. The tumor was then removed locally from Tisha. After the operation, the cat lived another 3 months. He was a fighter! Until the last, although he was in pain, he did not go by himself. He climbed off the litter and crawled to the diaper. Droppers we put him every day. Everyone hoped that he would recover and still live. The last night he suffered greatly, and when we went to the clinic in the morning, he died on the way. This is a very big loss for all of us: Tisha was a real family member. One reassures that he was already 18 years old: he seems to have lived ...
Recently, Tisha dreamed of a fire in the kitchen, and the cat went back and forth, and everything was quiet. I thought: what would it be? Maybe some favorite of mine took trouble from us?
Last weekend were with her husband and daughter at a cat show. So I liked one kitten, a British lop-eared, redhead. After the death of Tisha, she was sure that I would never get a cat again, and then suddenly I thought: maybe it’s still worth it?
What is Jack Russell Terrier's character?
Jerry is very friendly. He adores people and dogs. As he sees four-legged friends, rushes to them, wants to play. Once, a husky grabbed him by the scruff of the neck, and began to "stumble." The next time he again ran to play with her, as there was nothing.
Hospitable. Glad always to everyone. Even the bones bring joy to guests. But no guard from Jerrick. He is cowardly. If they ring the doorbell, somewhere in the distance it will fly, but they will not run to the doorway. And in the evening one will never go to the dark hallway, only with us.
Very true. He knows all of us, grandparents. But with strangers does not go away. Somehow mom’s friend wanted to go out with him. So he struggled so much, looked around, whined that she could not take him far, returned and gave back.
Never in 2 years did he have any manifestations of aggression. He is very kind and affectionate. His favorite pastime is licking his face and getting to his ears.
Jack Russell is a hunting dog, and our Jerry remembers his instincts. True, I have never brought production, but she adores all sorts of holes, holes, holes. And digs, digs ... Even in bed, everything is trying to dig a hole.
I used to read owner’s reviews that it’s difficult to cope with jack russels at home: they spoil, bite everything because there is nowhere to put energy in and they need to be constantly on the move. I would not say that Jerry is very stressful. He sleeps a lot. If I’m doing something at home, he is also swarming around or just lying.
In general, our dog is domestic. He moves hard, whines in the car, worries. Even in the summer in the country, he can not calm down for a long time. It gets used for several days, it behaves unnaturally, it becomes too quiet, sad. With all his appearance he shows that he wants to go home.
I would say that these are fairly clean dogs. We had no problems with being accustomed to the street. While vaccinated, he went to the diaper. And at the cottage - in general miracles: Jerry goes to the toilet only outside the site, for this purpose he goes beyond the gate.
Very attentive and caring. If a wound or a scratch appears in any of us, it licks. Like a cat, it feels when it hurts.
How do jack russell terriers relate to children?
Jerry has a complete idyll with her children. When they “complain” with Sophia, there is no limit to screeching squeals. They even have a joint game - a struggle. Jerry jumps on his daughter and tries to reach his ears, and she is hiding. With pleasure they play together balls, ropes.
Jerrick has a special relationship with his youngest daughter. Kira is only 6 months old, and for her she is like a nanny. When the baby wakes up, he is the first to run to the crib. And sits, guards.
Maybe heels lick baby. My daughter got used to it. He takes the dog for granted. After all, for her he was always. We play with her on the floor or on the couch, he is also with us. He pulls his toys to his daughter, shares. He is interested in what is happening in the house. I'm changing Kira's diaper, and he's right there. Very curious, involved in all household chores.
Is Jack Russell Terriers easy to learn?
Jerry is very good at training. And despite the fact that only his daughter is engaged with him. Like any child, she does this when she wants, not systematically. But he knows the basic commands very well. And the "gopher" does, and rolls over. Sophia watches the video tutorials on YouTube, then she works on Jerry. He works for the promotion, goodies. But even without refreshment, then he shows us what he learned. Of course, we praise him. I think that someone who sets a goal to make a trained dog out of Jack Russell has very good chances. Dogs are smart and obedient.
Difficulties arise on the street. Jerry has a lot of energy, and when he sees other dogs, he forgets about everything in the world. Therefore, we do not let him off the leash in the city, we are afraid that he will fall under the car. But in the country, in the country - expanse for him. It runs up so that the next two days we force him out into the street for a walk.
How easy are these dogs to care for?
The main problem is wool. She is everywhere! Jerry sheds a lot. And you need to constantly clean, vacuum, wash the floors, clean clothes from wool ... Moreover, the wool is white. The dog needs to be combed out. The main misconception of novice dog breeders is that there is little hair from smooth-haired dogs. Her very, very much!
Last winter, we felt that the dog should be dressed in the cold. He froze with us, got cystitis. He began to go to the toilet often, even wrote in blood. Treated, injected an antibiotic. And this is the problem of all short-legged dogs.
As I said, Jack Russell - dogs are active. Therefore, they need long walks. This duty is mainly with our husband. But in good weather, I can walk with a doggie, and a daughter.
We feed Jerry dry food twice a day. We tried to transfer to natural nutrition. But it’s very troublesome to follow all the rules. Plus, he began to have an allergy: bald patches began to form around his eyes. We switched to feed again - everything went. It’s easier and more correct, as it seems to me: it already contains all the necessary vitamins and supplements.
Pamper, of course. We buy him a rattle, yummy. He loves dog white chocolate. And also - tea with milk! And this is his bad habit, which we are not able to fight. He looks with such eyes that it is impossible not to share tea and a piece of bun with him.
Another omission in our upbringing: the dog has no place. Jerry sleeps with us, with Sophia - with whom he wants. And he simply does not have his place. We tried to lay blankets and mattresses for him, but they instantly turned into lumps and rags, so we stopped making him a “den” and went about our weakness and dog trick.
Which owner is suitable jack russell terrier?
Of course, kind, energetic, active and very loving. With whom it would be possible to run on the street in freedom, and sleep at home in an embrace. It seems to me that this breed is suitable for both a novice and an experienced dog breeder.
The riddle from Snezhana Antsibarova:
When we lived in Kazakhstan, a large tree grew near our house. And so, a large Siamese cat climbed up to us on the fourth floor almost every day. Or he sat at the front door and waited for him to be opened. Once in the apartment, he went into the room and lay on the same chair and slept ... And then he left. Whose cat it was, we still do not know. But he was home: sound, well-groomed, hungry. He was huge and important. And we were afraid of him. Maybe they would have left this kitten for himself, but every time he left. This went on all summer. And then he just disappeared. I often recall this unusual cat and think what might mean such strange animal behavior?
Photo: from the personal archive of Snezhana Antsibarova.