Unless you’re a marathon runner you’ll find it hard to wear a JRT out. They aren’t the kind of dogs you’ll find lying around for long stretches in the sun. They are active dogs – bred to be workers in the open fields of Britain, they like to dig and hunt. The way Jack Russells were used for hunting relied more on instinct than following the hunter’s commands. This is what has given the Jack Russells of today their independent and headstrong nature. They’re not really afraid of anything. Jack Russells can be trained, but you have to establish yourself in the dominant role. If you don’t, most JRTs will naturally assume a dominant status in the pet-owner relationship. Most Jack Russell owners don’t really own their dogs – their dogs own THEM. And remember, just because your JRT will listen to you, doesn’t mean they’ll have the time of day for anyone else. JRTs love to play games. They tend to remain very ‘puppy-like’ into their old age. Most Jack Russells are fine with other dogs, although among males there may be some aggression. There will definitely be a lot of vigorous sniffing. Most Jack Russells can also get along fine with cats, as long as they are introduced slowly and under close watch. As for rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, mice or rats – forget it. Unless your JRT is extremely well trained, these little furballs will be dead in an eyeblink.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Jack Russell Terrier Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW, Grenfell ; FOXSCOTT ; Glenn & Jan Scott +02 6343 2778 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW,Pitt Town ; WHATAJACK ; Garry Butler +4580 9258 ; email@example.com
NSW , Rylstone; BRIGHTHELM Sara Gaffikin +0429 419964 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW , Uranquinty; ZILIAM Elizabeth Pennesi +0269 229774 ZILIAM@bigpond.com
QLD , Nanango; AMZACT Stephen & Carolyn O`Connor +07 4163 5056 email@example.com
VIC, Cranbourne ; KERMALOR ; k. johnson ; firstname.lastname@example.org
VIC , Hazelwood North; WEISNJAC Gail & Nikki Smith +03 5166 1551 email@example.com
HAPPY CAMMONMILE Marina Romanovich +375 29 664 36 38 firstname.lastname@example.org
BELGRADE ; ARMONIA CANINA ; Zuzana Slánská +00420 603 164 831 ; email@example.com
MOSCOW ; Amber Crown Catherine Shevchenko +7 926 2264 988 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAINT PETERSBURG ; TIMBERJACK Valentina Zhukovskaya +7 812 963 1234 email@example.com