Jack Russell Puppies – Offspring of the Fox Hunter

Jack Russell puppies, while still young, may not be ready to chase foxes yet, but when they mature into adult dogs that are what they were bred to do.

These terriers have short legs, which allow them to get into tight spaces, like for instance, a fox’s den.

Jack Russell’s tend to have a white body or be what is called broken-coated or a mixed color, usually white and brown.  Folks that gravitate towards this breed would be people who are high energy and don’t mind a lot of outdoor playtime.

Terriers like to play, run around, and exercise, and if they don’t get that type of atmosphere they are going to be unhappy campers.  This is probably not the dog for an older, mellower sort of person.  It would however make a great family dog, especially with some older kids in the family who could take the little guy out and tire them out from time to time.

Sometimes people wonder if these dogs can grow too aggressive, and the answer is that yes they can become aggressive however with proper training and if the animal is not pestered there truly shouldn’t be any problems whatsoever.

They do tend to get bored pretty easily, and the remedy for this is a lot of playtime and different scenery changes; this breed is for active people, no doubt about it.

If you’re a couch potato, perhaps you’d do better with a Bulldog perhaps, something a bit more low speed.  Jack Russell’s tend to be dogs on the go, and that is putting it lightly.

You can sometimes find these dogs at the local rescue or shelter, and these dogs are trainable just like any other dog, however, many people will opt to look at a litter of Jack Russell puppies and pick the one that suits them.

This is a good idea because all puppies are best trained at around 8 – 12 weeks, if they are older than that it becomes a little more difficult.  If it’s a much older dog the difficulty increases even more.  You can teach older dog new tricks, but it can feel like it takes forever.

Of course, if you’re a little strapped for cash, an older puppy, older than 3 months, will generally cost a good bit less than a younger pup.  So, there is an advantage there for those lights on the yen.

Here’s a bit more information on the history of the breed, they were first officially recognized as a breed in the early 19th century and were made famous by their breeder, a man named Reverend John Russell, the name sake of the breed as you can plainly see.

These fox hunting puppies will live until around the age of 13 and are particularly skilled at sports like flyball and agility.  Training them in these sports is an absolute blast.