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Delkredere
Dec. 17, 2008, 02:48 PM
They are my ultimate barn dogs. I have 3 (and my female just whelped a litter yesterday, so 3 more for added for the time being.). They really are the perfect breed of dog for my lifestyle here on the farm.
My male "Barley":
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley2.jpg
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley1.jpg
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley4.jpg
Barley & Nicholas:
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarleyNick1.jpg
My Female "Pepper":
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHPepper2.jpg
"B.J." (Barley Jr.) my neutered male we kept from their first litter:
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/BJ1.jpg

Anyone else have JRT's??
Share your pics!!
Is there a JRT Clique? If not, I think we need one and I will be the founder! ;)

ChocoMare
Dec. 17, 2008, 02:53 PM
Oh I loff Barley! :yes: :D

While not a pure JRT, I adopted a JRT/Schipperke Mix from Lori at Sunkissed Acres: Missy! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2716240090015305252gdeQGX

She has the JRT ears and body, but the Schipperke temperment. She is very good at the barn. Loves to runnnnnnn along the fenceline when the geldings are going crazy and happily sniffs her way over the pastures, yet stays close by. She knows to stay away from the horses big feetsies! Alas, she will inhale a poop ball every now and then. ICK :dead:

JAD
Dec. 17, 2008, 02:58 PM
I always wanted a JRT but ended up giving a home to a Rat Terrier and I absolutely adore him. They are such smart dogs and he just loves to hang out in the barn with us.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q12/JoyDuncan/Horses025.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q12/JoyDuncan/02012007014.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q12/JoyDuncan/mayfifteenth021.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q12/JoyDuncan/mayfifteenth013.jpg

Foxtrot's
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:06 PM
In 1977 we imported a JRT from the Portman Hunt in Dorset. She had several sets of puppies and to this day I can see JR's that have a certain look and colouring and often we can track them back to the original Trump we imported. Now there are lots more than there used to be. All of these dogs had wonderful temperaments, alert and steady dogs, and it offends me when people judge all JR's by the ones that are too hyper-acative, yappy or ill bred. There seems to be a stereotype out there that is quite wrong.

You cannot be unhappy aroaund a JR.

grayarabpony
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:10 PM
I had a JRT who WAS hyperactive the first 16 years of her life! :lol: It made her both very rewarding and very frustrating. She always had to be protected from her own eminent self-destruction. When she was 16 she had to have back surgery and could never walk very well again, but she lived another 4 years and still enjoyed life.

However, I don't know if I'd want another Jack Russell. A quieter one might seem dull, and I do believe Molly may have taken years from my life, not added. :lol: Still, everybody loved that dog. A giant personality in a tiny body. Very athletic and physically tough too.

Diamondindykin
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:26 PM
You cannot be unhappy aroaund a JR.

I actually have to disagree here Foxtrot!!! My trainer has an 8 year old JRT female and he asked me to barn/house sit for him. By day three I could have strangled that JRT (I am the biggest animal lover you will meet and I would never think of hurting an animal, normally) .......she barked non-stop at everything. After the first morning she realized that my alarm goes off at 4:30 am and she would jump on me at 4:29 am .......then each day it got earlier and earlier...........then everytime I would roll over in bed she would jump off the bed and look at me like it was time to get up no matter what time it was. Way too much energy for me and the barking just about sent me over the edge!!!

It really takes someone with alot of patience to have a JRT :)

Daydream Believer
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:42 PM
We have three JRT's...all males and all neutered now. One is our almost 16 JRTCA reg. former stud dog. We neutered him last winter due to prostrate problems. He's hunted below ground and had his trial certificate also. At one time, I was really into showing and trials.

They are great farm dogs. Mine are always on the hunt for rats and varmits and they are good protectors also. Mine do fine with cats also...no aggression issues.

kellyb
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:44 PM
I'm a JRT owner too. My "Indy" is now 8 months old.

Indy (http://www.keliente.com/Dogs/Indy%20Sept/indy2.jpg)

Jealoushe
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:48 PM
My mom has one, he's wayyyy cute!! Good rat killer too, although was raised in an apartment before we got him from the rescue so doesn't like going outside other than to kill rats and swim :)

http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=510448702#/photo.php?pid=4879&id=510448702

JoZ
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:48 PM
My friend and horse partner breeds short-leg Jack Russells and Euro Russells. Euro Russells used to be called Hunt Terriers and are (I think) the original predecessor of the modern JRTs. They are JRTs without the white base coat (can have white markings) and come in red, black and tan, brindle and even merle.

You can check out the gang here (http://offourrockerranch.com/TheKennel)!

spookhorse
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:51 PM
I'm a JRT owner too. My "Indy" is now 8 months old.

Indy (http://www.keliente.com/Dogs/Indy%20Sept/indy2.jpg)

Ha! I also have an "Indy" JRT :lol: Mine is about 9 months now :)

My Indy (http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/spookhorse01/Indy/100_7476.jpg)

Jealoushe
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:52 PM
I'm a JRT owner too. My "Indy" is now 8 months old.

Indy (http://www.keliente.com/Dogs/Indy%20Sept/indy2.jpg)

Ours is Indy too!

goeslikestink
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:53 PM
They are my ultimate barn dogs. I have 3 (and my female just whelped a litter yesterday, so 3 more for added for the time being.). They really are the perfect breed of dog for my lifestyle here on the farm.
My male "Barley":
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley2.jpg
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley1.jpg
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarley4.jpg
Barley & Nicholas:
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHBarleyNick1.jpg
My Female "Pepper":
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/CHPepper2.jpg
"B.J." (Barley Jr.) my neutered male we kept from their first litter:
http://www.thecapturedhorse.com/BJ1.jpg

Anyone else have JRT's??
Share your pics!!
Is there a JRT Clique? If not, I think we need one and I will be the founder! ;)
they are more like short haired fox terriers as they are a lot bigger than a jrt are lot shorter than yours
can be slightly long legs but about 1/2 the size of yours but even so yours are still big in comparison
i have a rather large one on shorter legs,

look here -- http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=3&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petplanet.co.uk%2Fpetplanet%2 Fbreeds%2FFox_Terrier_Smooth_Coat.htm&ei=LGdJSfrkBImt-ga6w4gS&usg=AFQjCNF0jvE9aWRyzLSn62a-8cAnHy1zDg&sig2=aSay5hDba4WGnLHu9FSYkg

spookhorse
Dec. 17, 2008, 03:56 PM
You cannot be unhappy aroaund a JR.

I can, in fact, be unhappy around my next door neighbor's "Jack Russell." It's one of those that give JRTs a bad name- barks incessantly whether indoors or out, hates strangers, and looks rather like a daschund with JRT coloring.

But then I love my own Jack Russell, and I loved my old Jack Russell who I lost several years ago. But then either of mine are so NOT the hyper/barky/nippy type.

Perfect Pony
Dec. 17, 2008, 04:10 PM
they are more like short haired fox terriers as they are a lot bigger than a jrt are lot shorter than yours
can be slightly long legs but about 1/2 the size of yours but even so yours are still big in comparison
i have a rather large one on shorter legs,

look here -- http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=3&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petplanet.co.uk%2Fpetplanet%2 Fbreeds%2FFox_Terrier_Smooth_Coat.htm&ei=LGdJSfrkBImt-ga6w4gS&usg=AFQjCNF0jvE9aWRyzLSn62a-8cAnHy1zDg&sig2=aSay5hDba4WGnLHu9FSYkg

Oh boy here we go!

Jack Russell's are supposed to be square. The OPs JRTs are cute, although they do not look like show quality, but they certainly meet the JRT standard.

The short, stubby dogs are not "correct" in the UK or the US or anywhere for that matter.

Here is a website that shows some gorgeous Jack Russell's. One of my bitch's grandfather (Garon's Sailor) is on the page, he was a Champion in both the UK, then the US
http://www.windermerejackrussellterriers.com/lookback.htm

flypony74
Dec. 17, 2008, 04:29 PM
This my my JRT, Clyde. He's a 2 year old shortie, and I love him dearly. He loves to play (and dig, and swim, and chase...), but is really quite the couch potato.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm176/flypony74/septo8clyde.jpg
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm176/flypony74/Dogs/1126080055a.jpg
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm176/flypony74/0522081047.jpg

You're right....you can't be unhappy with a Russell around!

Perfect Pony
Dec. 17, 2008, 04:48 PM
Oh and on the subject of owning a JRT, it's all I have owned for the past 18 years.

That said, I don't know that I will ever own more than 1 JRT at a time again, 2 together are just too much for me. I only have about 10 years to go with these 2 ;)

Tiempo
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:06 PM
It's been over 2 years and I still miss our darling Milhouse more than I can say.

He was accidentally run over in our shared driveway at the old house by our neighbor.

I would do most anything to have him back, he was 7 months old and I adored him.

http://i41.tinypic.com/2ywsraq.jpg

kellyb
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:41 PM
Ours is Indy too!

LOL! And I thought his name was (somewhat) original! :lol:

kellyb
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:45 PM
Oh and on the subject of owning a JRT, it's all I have owned for the past 18 years.

That said, I don't know that I will ever own more than 1 JRT at a time again, 2 together are just too much for me. I only have about 10 years to go with these 2 ;)

You're a brave woman. My one is all I can handle! I have a rottie too - she's cool calm and collected, I think she brings my JRT down a notch. :)

I think it's so cute though how my JR can be such a bullet when you take him outside to play...he tears around at 50mph terrorizing my big dog...but after, say, 9pm, he is just a cuddlebug that doesn't want to be moved from the couch :lol:

Foxtrot's
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:47 PM
I don't disagree with you guys - there is the good kind and there is the 'orrible kind of JR.
I was one of the lucky ones.

Bluey
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:48 PM
I also, not brave enough for a true JRT, went over to the dark side and have a rat terrier.
She is a jewel of a dog, sweet, soft and not too wild, very polite.
Just don't show her a mouse or rat, then all bets are off:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/Robintoo/Horses2-20-07128.jpg?t=1229553918

There are so many beautiful dogs here!:yes:

grayarabpony
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:48 PM
I'm a JRT owner too. My "Indy" is now 8 months old.

Indy (http://www.keliente.com/Dogs/Indy%20Sept/indy2.jpg)

Cool! I love the half-masked ones! Our JRT had a littermate with a black half mask. Boy was he cute.

grayarabpony
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:51 PM
I don't disagree with you guys - there is the good kind and there is the 'orrible kind of JR.
I was one of the lucky ones.

Ours was both wonderful and horrible. :lol: The kind of dog that if you couldn't take her for a 3 mile walk, you had to play fetch by throwing the ball up and down stairs. A level surface just wasn't going to cut it. Your arm would fall off before you'd wear her out.

My husband always claimed her tail had a lot of ATPs. She wagged her tail more than any dog I've ever seen.

2Horse
Dec. 17, 2008, 05:53 PM
I have two JRTs. Both females. The oldest is Shianne at age 8. Reba (who was almost named Indy!) is about 11 weeks old. We got Reba because Shianne lost her only puppy at 5 days old and went into deep depression. So we hunted for a pup and found Reba. Shianne is now happy as a clam taking care of "her" puppy.
Shianne has been the best dog I have had. She is smart and not normally hyper. Unless its time to go... She gets real excited until she is in the truck. Then she falls asleep! LOL
Reba seems to be slightly more hyper, but not to the point of you wanting to kill her. LOL I believe her hyperness comes from just being a puppy.
We also have a 9 week old Blue Heeler female. They are all just one big family.:D

Perfect Pony
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:21 PM
You're a brave woman. My one is all I can handle! I have a rottie too - she's cool calm and collected, I think she brings my JRT down a notch. :)


I had one JRT named Nellie who was the best dog. I moved in with my now husband and he had a Pit Bull who kept #2 JRT (Sophie) in check. Brock the Pit died, then Nellie, and we replaced Nellie with Isaac, JRT #3.

Sophie (4 years old) and Isaac (1 year old) do nothing but cause trouble together! I swear the two of them just egg each other on. We have squirrels in the backyard that think it's great fun to torture the two of them, driving them bonkers. And the "rat highway" across the back fence sets them off. We have a chain link fence on one fenceline, with a mini pin on the other side, Isaac has decided to start ripping all the metal slats out of the chain link. They get each other going all day long. I love them but man oh man are they trouble. I wont take both of them anywhere together anymore - it's strictly one dog per person when we go out.

kateh
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:24 PM
I don't disagree with you guys - there is the good kind and there is the 'orrible kind of JR.
I was one of the lucky ones.


I agree. The ones at the barn get enough running around to burn off excess energy and are therefore very nice dogs. But I babysat for a family that had a JRT that they kept in the kitchen (it was a kitchen larger than my dorm room, but still...:eek:) and it was nasty. She wouldn't stop barking at you and nipped at your heels every time you tried to leave. Apparently she also used to do this when she lived with the BM and went to the barn every day, which is why she is no longer the BM's ;).

DLee
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:25 PM
Oh yay, now I can ask again about Irish JRT's. :D I used to have three female short legged JRT's, loved them, bless their hearts. :sadsmile: The other day out at Ashford Stud I saw THE cutest JRT I have EVER seen. She was imported from Ireland (naturally). The office girl said they are supposed to be smaller and quieter than the average JRT.
My question was, is this true? Is this just a marketing gimmick? I googled them and found some, some of them aren't even white.

Anyone an Irish JRT expert?

Raleigh's Mom
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:36 PM
I think I got one of the bad ones. :)

She doesn't like the horses, doesn't have a good recall, likes to fight my Wire Fox Terrier, is leary of strangers, is a barker....

But she is C U T E!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/wicherd/DSC_0274.jpg


I took her to a JRT club play day this past spring... she was born to run a lure course. She literally screams :rolleyes: when she sees the lure course..... she loves it!

She is bad, but I love her to pieces!

Delkredere
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:40 PM
WOW, everyone's JRT's are so cute!! I was not expecting this thread to take off so much. Seems there are alot of JRT lovers here, including myself.

My guys are the "good" kind thankfully. Just went down to the barn with me, occupying themselves in the paddock playing with each other, and now crashed out next to me while I am on the computer. They "go" when I go, and chill when I chill. They don't stay hyper thankfully, nor bark annoyingly like some are known to do. I am one of the lucky JRT owners, but I do think a few bad ones give the majority a bad rep.

I will never own another breed and I have owned many breeds over the years. They keep me company during the day when I am home (I work from home, so it gets lonely sometimes- not with them though!).

Mine are JRT, and no, not show quality- but they are perfect BARN quality!! LOL Good manners, not too small, not too hyper, and keep the rodents away. Their favorite game at the barn is trying to catch a plastic baggie tied to the end of a lunge whip. - Talk about JUMPING JACKS!! The hang time my male gets is awesome!! It's a fun game for them, and it doesn't tire my arm as much as playing ball. Sometimes we have JRT races in the barn yard and all I have to do is stand at the end and shake/show them a plastic grocery bag- and their OFF! :)

Love hearing all of your stories!!
(And LOVE this new area to be able to discuss things like this!!)

kellyb
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:47 PM
Does anyone compete with their JRTs? I would love to do some lure coursing with mine but not even sure where to/how to get into it. I know he'd be a natural at it. I would love to do some go to ground stuff also. I don't know if he would hack it as a conformation dog or not, he looks good to me but I am biased :D

Raleigh's Mom
Dec. 17, 2008, 06:50 PM
Does anyone compete with their JRTs? I would love to do some lure coursing with mine but not even sure where to/how to get into it. I know he'd be a natural at it. I would love to do some go to ground stuff also. I don't know if he would hack it as a conformation dog or not, he looks good to me but I am biased :D

I have not done a "real" competition with mine... just play days at the local JRT club. You can find info here:

http://www.therealjackrussell.com/index.php

pony grandma
Dec. 17, 2008, 07:12 PM
But she is C U T E!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/wicherd/DSC_0274.jpg

She is bad, but I love her to pieces!

You got me there. She is CUTE!

We got our first JRT when my children were all very young and DH and I were hard put to come up with a maintainence free, easy to keep, dog for a very busy country household. I kept thinking back to all the JRTs around the barns where I had been when I was actively competing - I never paid much mind to them, they were just 'there' and self absorbed in their terrier world. I thought hey it's smaller (easier to wipe clean than the big ole yellow Lab that we had had that liked to lay in every puddle that he could find and then have to load him back up into the car for the ride back home :( with 3 little kids that needed their naps after the playtime at the playground in town and a dirty dog when I got back home).

So we eagerly persisted and got the little bugger. He turned out to be one heck of a dog! My husband became a HUGE fan of JRTs. What a fantastic farm dog. He never roamed like the other hunting breeds, he ratted and moled like perfection. He never had health problems and his independent little attitude suited our busy lifestyle. He took perfect care of himself and his business and we never had to do anything besides feed and love him.

After he passed we hastened and found another JRT on petfinder that was driving someone nuts up in Chicago proper. She happily traded that city life (she was almost 2 yrs old and had never been off a leash before) for our country one and has never ever given us a single problem. I thought that she would get gamey but she's ended up becoming the couch potato and she has a very needy heart - she is DH's dog. The first JRT claimed me.

We have an odd collection - a JRT, a Papillion (now SHE'S the fearless farm doggy! and what a sight that is), and a Wheaten. I like to experiment and learn about different breeds that interest me. But we will ALWAYS have a JRT in the bunch.

houndsplease
Dec. 17, 2008, 07:13 PM
Lots of fellow JRT fans , we have 2 females - Pebbles (15) and Fancy-Pants (3) the oldest is still the boss and will latch herself (now minus teeth through years of obsessive rock carrying ) onto the neck of any unsuspecting visiting dog ! The youngest is the sweetest , most loving dog .
I adore them both and would love another but husband says no :(

I am loving every-ones pics of theirs , yeah for the JRT'S and all the entertainment they bring :winkgrin:

Perfect Pony
Dec. 17, 2008, 07:47 PM
We used to go the events. Nellie did recognized shows in agility and obedience. Now we just take Isaac and Sophie to play days and mess around.

Since we are sharing pictures here's my two. I did not want a solid white rough coat (which Isaac is) but Sophie fell in love with him at first sight when we went to see the puppies. They have been best friends ever since, so we made the right decision.

http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/21957/2408354470104500765S600x600Q85.jpg

Sparky Boy
Dec. 17, 2008, 08:08 PM
I love my JRT. Actually, I think she might be a cross between a JRT and a Rat Terrier because she's taller and thinner than most of the JRTs I know.

The first 6-7 years of her life she was a terror. A true "crack russell". She's 11 now and thankfully mellowed with age.

http://community.webshots.com/album/569266492UNodJz?vhost=community

Mamy
Dec. 17, 2008, 08:17 PM
I have 3 JRT's and I love them dearly. Jake will be 13 in Match and is slowing down a bit now. "The Boys" Toby and Brady are 2 and just a wee bit hyper<LOL!! We don't live on a farm(yet,hopefully 1 day!!) but they are still great dogs!! They adore "their" kids(all 5 of them!!) Let me see if I have any pics online....

this is old... Toby was about 10 weeks old here....
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/myloveelli/122_2250.jpg

both "Boys" 10 weeks:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/myloveelli/122_2254.jpg

Not a great pic, but you can see my Jake...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/myloveelli/162_6262.jpg

ETS: don't let my "Boys" fool you(like they did us!!) they are nopt short hair smooth coat Jack's!!LOL!!! Toby(with brown eye brows) have a broken coat, wire coat and curly fur!!

keepthelegend
Dec. 17, 2008, 08:29 PM
These are my JRT puppies! 5 weeks tomorrow.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=83847&l=9ca55&id=638055335

EASY RIDER STABLE
Dec. 17, 2008, 08:44 PM
I had 6 but the "Grand Poobah" fella just passed away so I'm left with 5. They are friggin slugs except for the last one I got (a rescue) who is WILD ! ! ! They hate getting up in the morning..sleep all friggin' day. I have one thats a "jumbo" JRT and we call him the "BedWarmer". At 10 pm, like clockwork, he disappears and when you go look for him he's in bed...MY BED, under the covers with his head on the pillow. So we call him the bedwarmer cause he warms my spot up before I get in ! ! I have a 23 acre farm and they have a "doggy-door" to come and go as they please but unless I really insist they stay inside.

spookhorse
Dec. 17, 2008, 09:33 PM
Does anyone compete with their JRTs? I would love to do some lure coursing with mine but not even sure where to/how to get into it. I know he'd be a natural at it. I would love to do some go to ground stuff also. I don't know if he would hack it as a conformation dog or not, he looks good to me but I am biased :D

I haven't done any competitions with either of mine, but in the interest in keeping my Indy (:lol:) "cat and small animal friendly" I will probably never introduce him to anything that would encourage the hunting or chasing of small animals. Right now he knows he is far below the four house cats and any barn cats he has come in contact with!

Actually, since I do Search & Rescue, Indy will be taught as an Airscent K9, and possibly as a Cadaver Dog. The top Cadaver Dog in the country is a JRT, as are many other good ones :yes:

He actually is show quality/peidgreed and from stock which excels in conformation, trials, agility, and racing, but I'm not interested in that sort of thing... too much like work! :winkgrin:

Vero
Dec. 17, 2008, 10:20 PM
If anyone is looking for a great way to have fun with your dog, all the JRT's I've met have loved and done well at Earthdog trials. We have 3 Border Terriers and I cannot express how much they love it. Also helps them hone their hunting skills if you want your dog to be a barn dog... we had puppies at our last trial that were I believe 6mos old.

Some Info
http://www.borderterriercanada.ca/events/BTC20060910.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthdog_trial
http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/clubs/earthdog.htm

Foxtrot's
Dec. 17, 2008, 10:40 PM
Regarding temperament - they became popular so fast that there was a lot of indiscriminate mass breeding and the difficult JR's gave the whole breed a bad name. That, and owners who were not set up to own such a high energy dog. Terrier breeds are meant to be lively, but should be steady and biddable. We need to get back to careful breeding and people looking to buy a dog should select their breeder very carefully and get references. They can be so much fun that people become devotees for life.

FLIPPED HER HALO
Dec. 17, 2008, 10:45 PM
Our jack Russell, Riley, has been a good barn dog. He will be 3 in February.
He patrols the hay for mice, doesn’t chase the horses and stays out of their stalls or pastures unless given permission to enter. He loves when we irrigate and he bounces through the flooded pastures chasing jack rabbits. He is best friends with the cats and curls up with them to sleep.

Hay Patrol (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i131/TBJMPR2/IMG_1319_1.jpg)
Pasture (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i131/TBJMPR2/IMG_1429_1.jpg)
Crawdading on summer vacation with my daughter (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i131/TBJMPR2/IMG_5846_1.jpg)
I can help (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i131/TBJMPR2/IMG_5864_1.jpg)
Head Shot (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i131/TBJMPR2/IMG_5836_1.jpg)

QHLisa
Dec. 17, 2008, 11:04 PM
I have two JRT's, a three year old female (Sophie) and a 5 month old male (Sammy). They make me laugh so hard with their antics, and just thinking about them always brings joy to my heart. Sophie is a great mouser, and is teaching Sammy quickly. They are great around the horses, and pretty much leave our guinea fowl alone. They both crawl under the covers like little bulldozers, and snuggle up next to me and my DH at night (after a vigorous wrestling match with eachother and some chew toys). LOVE looking at everyone's pics! (Not sure how to post pics of mine), but here is a link to a video of them playing with eachother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK7JuEin8M

FolsomBlues
Dec. 17, 2008, 11:08 PM
This is the best thread! I have always loved JRT's, but really had to work to convince my husband to give one a shot, he's read way too many horror stories! Now that we have "Nano" he wants to have a whole herd of these little guys! Although, I will say, Nano is that anti-JRT. He doesn't like to swim or kill bugs or lizards and he ALWAYS has to be wherever I am, he is a very people oriented little dog, not independent like the other JRT's I've known. But, he hasn't destroyed our home and all our belongings either, so that's good! Here are some pictures of him:

Nano Puppy (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/kbateman218/006_4A.jpg)
Nano Boots (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/kbateman218/CanterburyJune2007066.jpg)
Nano Driving (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/kbateman218/IMG_4648.jpg)
Nano Sleeping (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/kbateman218/nanoandgriff003.jpg)

threedogpack
Dec. 18, 2008, 12:38 AM
I like the Sailor line....do you know the Sows Ear JRTs? If I ever decide to get one, it's going to be from Sows Ear or one of her line.

http://www.sowsearfarm.com/

she has windmere lines too. I like her typey dogs and the fact that the puppies are all raised in a pack so they learn how to read dogs.

LarkspurCO
Dec. 18, 2008, 04:18 AM
I don't have a dog but I do love JRTs. This the chiropractor and his dog Wilson working on my horse Tanager:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i213/hfournier/Tanager/ChiroAndDog.jpg

paulosey
Dec. 18, 2008, 08:23 AM
I have three male neutered JRT's (one is a failed attempt at fostering for the Rusell Rescue group!). I love my JRT's and couldn't see my life without them. I take them walking on the farm and skiing and with me when I ride (only on the property). You just have to smile when you have them around. They aren't for every one though, but they sure are the dog for me!

theoldgreymare
Dec. 18, 2008, 09:53 AM
We just got our DD one for her birthday in Sept. I haven't had a JRT in years. My last lived to be 16 and survived just about everything. The worst was when she went into a tunnel after some vermin and was buried alive for four days after the tunnel collapsed on her......we could hear her faint barking but could not find her until someone got the idea to start looking down. She lost a kidney due to dehydration but was otherwise unscathed. Vet said any other breed would have been dead!

DD's is so spoiled. He has more clothes and toys than I do. She even took him to get his pic done with Santa for his first Christmas. Poor guy was terrified of SC! When our old weiner dog passes, we will get another JRT.

Equinoxfox
Dec. 18, 2008, 10:38 AM
I too have a JRT and just LOFF him . This is my third and I can not live with out them. Mine is a simple, laid back kinda boy. he goes to the shows and ALL my friends just adore him. he is so cute and low maintence that I take him everywhere. Mine too sleeps in my bed, on the pillow and really thinks and acts like a person. :lol: he is considered a Puddin Jack so he is short , and so well put together . I am dying for another one but my " S/O" wants a big dog so there fore we are waiting. :no: But trust me i have found some sites that have great pups right now and they are ALL adorable. " IF YOU EVER LOVED A JRT YOU ALWAYS WILL" ............:D

Just My Style
Dec. 18, 2008, 11:15 AM
We just lost our JRT this fall. We had him for 12 years. He was diagnosed with MMM and did really great up until his last 6 months. Then we had some serious aggression issues with him that were, no doubt, from his failing condition. The last straw was when my husband, who he always adored more than any other human, tried to help him and the dog lunged and tried to bite my husband in the face. With two kids (one just crawling) we no longer felt that his quality of life was there. The dog that we owned for 12 years would not have bitten anyone, unless he was very uncomfortable, which we suspect he was towards the end.

His best friend was our Great Dane. Talk about total opposites. But, they were buddies. I don't know how people could own several of them. One just about wore me out. I swore I would never own another, but now I kind of miss the little guy. I haven't come across a smarter dog.

Perfect Pony
Dec. 18, 2008, 12:38 PM
I like the Sailor line....do you know the Sows Ear JRTs? If I ever decide to get one, it's going to be from Sows Ear or one of her line.

http://www.sowsearfarm.com/

she has windmere lines too. I like her typey dogs and the fact that the puppies are all raised in a pack so they learn how to read dogs.

Sophie's sire is Sow's Ear Stetson, he is out here in CA now, and is a bronze medallion dog.

You can tell Sophie is a "Sow's Ear" dog, she has the typical solid white, with a white face, and a "hat". After I got her I was shocked at how much she looks like them!

She is however not show quality, she's a fatty and paces more than she trots.

Just My Style
Dec. 18, 2008, 12:54 PM
I am partial to the Foxwarren lines. That is what my dog was. Anyone else have a Foxwarren?

Equinoxfox
Dec. 18, 2008, 02:07 PM
I have had my JRT now for 5 years and I am so smitten by the Puddin Jacks. theyare calm ,easy to manage, and great around the horse. I have found some breeders that are breeding this type of dog. And let me tell you. you can not find a more loyal and willing to please JRT. They do not have all that chase and prey in them. There are some good sites like: Foxfire, Mighty Jacks, and Claddagh Jacks out there .. Oh and also Hunt Horse and Irish Jacks. check'em out ;)

Perfect Pony
Dec. 18, 2008, 03:39 PM
I am partial to the Foxwarren lines. That is what my dog was. Anyone else have a Foxwarren?

Horrible looking dogs....too big, they look like Fox Terriers! :winkgrin:

unbridledoaks
Dec. 18, 2008, 04:38 PM
We have 5 of them! Love them all. Smart and so much fun to be around. When we go to the shows, our whole family has them, so there is about 10 of them around our trailer! LOL!!

Here are a few of them:

http://www.wishbroke.com/jpgs/romeoplay51720049.JPG
http://www.wishbroke.com/jpgs/romeodec20043.jpg
http://www.wishbroke.com/jpgs/romeodec200410.jpg

grayarabpony
Dec. 18, 2008, 05:49 PM
I don't have a dog but I do love JRTs. This the chiropractor and his dog Wilson working on my horse Tanager:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i213/hfournier/Tanager/ChiroAndDog.jpg

Haha, I knew that dog was going to sitting on the horse before I opened the link.

grayarabpony
Dec. 18, 2008, 05:53 PM
I have two JRT's, a three year old female (Sophie) and a 5 month old male (Sammy). They make me laugh so hard with their antics, and just thinking about them always brings joy to my heart. Sophie is a great mouser, and is teaching Sammy quickly. They are great around the horses, and pretty much leave our guinea fowl alone. They both crawl under the covers like little bulldozers, and snuggle up next to me and my DH at night (after a vigorous wrestling match with eachother and some chew toys). LOVE looking at everyone's pics! (Not sure how to post pics of mine), but here is a link to a video of them playing with eachother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK7JuEin8M

OMG Lisa I cannot believe how much the puppy in the video looks just like my JRT did. Fast as greased lightening too.

Tiempo
Dec. 18, 2008, 06:04 PM
I have two JRT's, a three year old female (Sophie) and a 5 month old male (Sammy). They make me laugh so hard with their antics, and just thinking about them always brings joy to my heart. Sophie is a great mouser, and is teaching Sammy quickly. They are great around the horses, and pretty much leave our guinea fowl alone. They both crawl under the covers like little bulldozers, and snuggle up next to me and my DH at night (after a vigorous wrestling match with eachother and some chew toys). LOVE looking at everyone's pics! (Not sure how to post pics of mine), but here is a link to a video of them playing with eachother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK7JuEin8M

LOL! That's how our JRT/Basenji x, Bessie, and our cat, Annie play together!

Whitfield Farm Hanoverians
Dec. 18, 2008, 06:22 PM
I have 2 females. Full sisters out of different litters. Love them love them love them!!! They are my bright spot in life. Fabulous "children". Perfect friends. Can't imagine life without JR's. They follow me absolutely everywhere. I never tire of watching them bound around the farm. They live for mice!

pony grandma
Dec. 18, 2008, 07:28 PM
http://www.wishbroke.com/jpgs/romeodec200410.jpg

wow! nice picture -- very representative of all the JRT's that we know and love. It does take a unique human personality that can see, enjoy and cherish the JRT spirit. Little independent, opinionated, big hearted dogs - just like their owners!

XHalt
Dec. 18, 2008, 08:05 PM
I don't have a dog but I do love JRTs. This the chiropractor and his dog Wilson working on my horse Tanager:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i213/hfournier/Tanager/ChiroAndDog.jpg


That reminded me of a picture of my JRT, Joe...

http://pets.webshots.com/photo/1186448785059411688TKmYPi

He's the best dog I think I have ever had. He has two personalities, work and relax/play. When he's outside, he's working. He runs the barn. God forbid a horse rolls, comes out of their stall or bucks under saddle, he's all over them barking his head off. (We do have an invisible fence to keep him out of the paddocks and ring.) When he's not in work mode, he's the most cuddly, playful and affectionate dog I have ever known. He always has to be in my lap or under the blanket. I don't think I ever post on COTH without him in my lap. ;) Guess I'm a JRT person. :)

threedogpack
Dec. 18, 2008, 08:31 PM
Sophie's sire is Sow's Ear Stetson, he is out here in CA now, and is a bronze medallion dog.

You can tell Sophie is a "Sow's Ear" dog, she has the typical solid white, with a white face, and a "hat". After I got her I was shocked at how much she looks like them!

She is however not show quality, she's a fatty and paces more than she trots.

The Sow's Ear dogs all look a lot alike to me and they are consistent in temperament too. Nice dogs.

jeano
Dec. 19, 2008, 05:15 PM
My neighbor's dog probably inspired the bumper sticker I saw not too long ago: "Jack Russell Terriers--football shaped for a reason!"

Horrible little beast, he is. Has the gall to pee all all over MY barn and then bark at me when I tell him to go home.

Wanderluster
Dec. 19, 2008, 10:09 PM
I also have the "puddin" type of JRs. Two are 9 yr old females, one bred in the US the other imported from Ireland. I kept a female puppy from a litter last November since the two were getting too old to breed.
My dogs have transformed my entire family to JR lovers. They are smart, loyal and amusing.
My sisters have sisters from one litter and my mom and I have sisters from another. I bred JRs for the past 7 yrs and always had a wait list for puppies because the temperaments were sweet and calm.
I cannot imagine life without my little herd of terriers following me wherever I go, they have been ideal companions and far easier than my previous and much loved border collie and german shorthair pointer.
Then again maybe it is because I have always had high energy, intelligent and difficult dogs. These are so much shorter they don't seem to get in nearly as much trouble ! ;)

Tasker
Dec. 20, 2008, 07:51 AM
I have a JRT who is timid, sweet, cuddly and silent in the house other than 'talking' when he wants to play with a toy - low rumbly, growly speak...very odd sounding and if I could remember to encourage him when the video camera is out, it might be a ticket to 10K on AFV's... He has an incorrect bite (his tongue doesn't fit in his mouth), his legs are terribly crooked but he is a hoot.

Here are some photos of Harry & his litter mates - http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/elrawle/Puppies/

Raleigh's Mom
Dec. 20, 2008, 08:00 AM
'talking' when he wants to play with a toy - low rumbly, growly speak...very odd sounding

Very cute puppies! My JRT has a weird, grumbly sound that she makes when she is growling out the window at something. My husband says that she sounds like Hamburgler. We also were sure that she wanted us to vote for Barack Obama.

AppendixQHLover
Dec. 20, 2008, 12:45 PM
I have a adopted JRT.

Skippy came to live with us back in 2005 as a foster dog. He was placed in a home and lived in doggie happiness for three years. They got a new puppy and decided that Skippy had to go. I got notified, and he is back with him. This time he isn't leaving. He is our dog now.

He was much more hyper the first time he was with us but now he has slowed down some. He will play with his toys for a bit, and than sit down. He is very affectionate, and likes to be with me. Right now he is sleeping on the hassock while I am writing my paper for school.

I haen't taken him to the farm yet.

I do love the OP's JRTs. At one show near us I just held the baby for a LONG time. The baby slept in my arms for a long time. :D

Just My Style
Dec. 20, 2008, 01:34 PM
Horrible looking dogs....too big, they look like Fox Terriers! :winkgrin:

Really, because I have a hard time telling the difference between a puddin and a guinea pig. :winkgrin:

annikak
Dec. 21, 2008, 12:07 AM
I just have a new one from the local humane society- I think she must have belonged to a non-jack person before us, as she had some bad jack habits...but now, 6 weeks later, we are seriously smitten! Here (http://picasaweb.google.com/annikasvea/BusyIzzieAndHappyPoppy#)she is...along with the other dog we got. I named her Isabelle, and that quickly became Busy Izzie- as she sure is! She is so smart, but a serious bundle of energy!

She is big for a jack- about 13"- and about 15 lbs. very Cute young lady, we think!

Foxtrot's
Dec. 21, 2008, 01:08 PM
One thing for sure - you can dine out on Jack Russell stories.

Go Fish
Dec. 22, 2008, 02:21 PM
[QUOTE=jeano;3740470]My neighbor's dog probably inspired the bumper sticker I saw not too long ago: "Jack Russell Terriers--football shaped for a reason!"

This cracks me up :lol:...I remember watching one of these little terrorists chasing a cat down the barn isle one time...I had it timed perfectly...I kicked the little monster with my riding boot and literally flipped him up in the air. He hit the ground running and never looked back...

Delkredere
Dec. 24, 2008, 08:06 AM
I can't believe the puppies are a week old now!! I will have to take some pics to post for you all.

These guys just bring so much joy to me. I woke up as usual with Barley right next to me, body under covers, and his head on my pillow, right next to me- snoring in my ear!! I snuggled up and gave him a hug to wake him up, and he did a big stretch and then gave me a kiss on the cheek. What better way is there to wake up on Christmas eve, when hubby is off at work?? :)

grayarabpony
Dec. 24, 2008, 10:03 AM
literally flipped him up in the air. He hit the ground running and never looked back...


The Westminster or one of the big Dog Shows used to show JRT races. It was hilarious. They'd take off for the jumps about 5 strides back. Occasionally one would hit the jump, do a 360 degree flip, and keep running like nothing happened.

My JRT used to do freaky things while playing fetch. She was so athletic she almost seemed to defy the laws of physics, lol.

imissvixen
Jan. 2, 2009, 07:27 PM
Okay, I can't resist. This is my Jack Russell Cato:

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp149/Horse_Feet/CatoCr1.jpg

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp149/Horse_Feet/catohead.jpg

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp149/Horse_Feet/DSC00659.jpg

He chases cats, cars, and horses. He is a nut but he makes me happy and keeps the bed toasty at night.

Rift
Jan. 4, 2009, 07:43 PM
O.K. So I have to post pics of may babies too.. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=37877&l=6e9ec&id=552589616 We have five of them from the last litter and they are histerical! Eack one is completely different from the rest. The baby pics are my favorite :D.

birdsong
Jan. 4, 2009, 08:02 PM
My friend and horse partner breeds short-leg Jack Russells and Euro Russells. Euro Russells used to be called Hunt Terriers and are (I think) the original predecessor of the modern JRTs. They are JRTs without the white base coat (can have white markings) and come in red, black and tan, brindle and even merle.

You can check out the gang here (http://offourrockerranch.com/TheKennel)!

Love Shiney!!!