Jack Russell cross?

(11 Posts)
Allfurcoatandnoknickers Tue 29-Jan-13 21:34:06

Very exciting! Good luck, sounds like you'll have your hands full, but no-one would ever accuse terriers of being boring!! I've got two, and they are bundles of energy.

SpicyPear Tue 29-Jan-13 21:15:34

Good luck. I see a cairn every day and she's the calmest little lapdog in the house and on lead, but likes to frolic on dual carriageways if let off! It's strange. Looks at pup like he's an utter reprobate and letting the side down when he bounces around.

Twinkleinmyeye Tue 29-Jan-13 20:54:43

Thanks for your responses! They think the cross is another terrier, possibly cairn. We've had terriers (just not JRT) in the family before, (my parents and sister both have terriers now) so I know all about the energy!

Well we've bitten the bullet and gone for it. Collecting her on Thursday! Wish us luck!!

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 29-Jan-13 19:01:28

I have a JRT/Fox Terrier x, I wouldn't describe him as a dog for the faintg hearted. He needs exercise both mental and physical. If I skip a few training sessions he employs himself as chief-seagull-chaser-offer, which delights the neighbours.

Walking him for about 90 mins a day is essential if I don't want my house destroying, although when he gets a good run out with the pack I can squeeze this in to an hour.

SpicyPear Tue 29-Jan-13 18:43:36

So you are looking at a dog that is, if typical of those breeds, likely to be very clever and very high energy. So will need a lot of exercise but also adequate mental stimulation to tire and focus them.

I have a JRT/Whippet but he is Jack through and through in temperament. Smart, fast, messy, independent. Very quick to train but not in the slightest bit biddable.

What breed have you had before? This dog could be a lot to handle with two small children so I think it depends on your experience and how much time and energy you have to dedicate to the pup.

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Tue 29-Jan-13 14:01:18

Hi, yes we think possibly a smooth coated collie, but farmer wasn't sure.....

SpicyPear Mon 28-Jan-13 17:14:19

Do you know the cross?

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Mon 28-Jan-13 14:19:38

Sorry just read your post. Yes we got her at 10 weeks old from a farm. The farmer gave her away as she wasn't pure jack Russell, just jrt mum. She's really lovely. Her jrt characteristics are, she can jump really high and is very agile, she has lots of energy and sometimes will yap if excited....

Twinkleinmyeye Fri 25-Jan-13 17:10:52

Thanks. Did you have her from a pup?

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Fri 25-Jan-13 15:00:13

I've got a seven month old jrt cross (poss collie). She's got boundless energy, but is friends with all dogs and is a real sweetheart! My kids are older, but as long as mutual respect is shown I would think you would be ok.

Twinkleinmyeye Fri 25-Jan-13 13:03:50

Hi all, I am looking for a dog after losing our old pet last year. We're ready to open our hearts and home again! I am going to get a rescue dog and have a chance of getting a 10 week pld jack Russell cross. Have never had a jackie, so am a little concerned about the territorial thing they have going on.

We have two DS, one is 3 and the other is 1. They're good with dogs, if a little constant!

What do you think? Thanks!!

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