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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    JRT's think they are pitbulls. Crazy little buggers with the heart of a lion but the body of rodent. I'm sure Sharon can give you better details. We had one wander into deer camp one year. Someone was using the thing on deer...really.
    Actually very good on deer. Saw one hunting from year to year around my old camp, a local dogger used the JRT with a larger big
    bloodhound cross.The JRT would investigate all the deadfall trees slipping in and out and pushing out bucks that were laying low.The bigger hound would then continue the chase.

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    Camp not far from ours use them on deer... They say the deer don't run hard from them because of there size. Kinda run and stop and look at them... Run and stop and ... You get the idea.

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    I have a 7 yr old 'long legged' Jack purebred. Beautiful dog. Obedient. Walks w/o a leash. Yappy. I take him hunting for companionship. He walks three times my distance while we're out. He's not as high-strung as people think the breed is, but demands exercise. In the summer I ride my bike and he runs for an hour EASILY, but he's not tired when we get home. Has a VERY high prey drive. Chases the cat constantly, but would never hurt it. He will patrol for hours in the yard if he thinks vermin will happen by. Loves to chases rabbits. Has killed many possum and skunks in the yard. Not ideal for most hunting styles, but....

    Almost every PH in Africa owns one. I think they track the shot animals. Do a google search for 'PH services in Africa' and you're bound to see a JRT.

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    Our son brought a jrt home 6 yrs ago as a pup,we thought oh boy.he is a neutered male,let me tell you he is the most loveable,loyal little guy(weighs 25 lbs)loves to tree squirrels,chipmunks,coons,whatever will run away.have seen him get sprayed by skunks,rub his burning eyes in the ground and then go and kill the skunk.if a strange dog shows up in his zone,look out and it does not matter how big.loves to play frizby,if you take it away from him after 2 hours of playing and say hide it in a closet or high up on a shelf he will sit there and look,he knows where it is.just last week he was outside(we live in the country)barking like hell,I thought he has a squirrel up a tree,no a poosum on the ground,I try and call him off,no way,I go in the house to get the 22,by the time I got it out of the safe ,unlocked,loaded,went back outside the job was done.these dog are very high mantainance,with a lot of energy,not the kind of dog in my opinion you would want in a condo setting.mac

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    Perhaps in a few years I will reconsider. He's been breeding JRT's for a number of years as it is - so I asked him to keep the option open for me, and he agreed. I'd certainly like to wait until I get a house out in the country, not a condo in town. As well, with four children running around at the moment - they don't sound like a good option.

    On-Topic with JRTs - my friend with the neurotic tree jumping JRT (I think I posted about it a bit earlier) informed me that his just recently killed one of his cats. They are now trying to figure out what to do with it, it has never been aggressive toward people, or other cats - this was a smaller black cat. My friend thinks the JRT may have thought it was a squirrel. Such a shame, I certainly hope they try to re-home him in the country or something and don't opt for euthanasia.

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    It is in a Jack/Parson Russell Terriers nature to kill small vermin-like animals. It is what terriers were bred to do, specifically, go to ground and kill the animal (badger, rat), or to bolt it so the hunters can continue the hunt (as in the case of the fox).
    *Terrier loosely means 'Earth dog'.

    My daughter wanted to 'babysit' a friends hamster for a weekend years ago. I had to explain how that would be a BAD idea. It would drive that dog nuts until he managed to kill it.

    Our PRT will try to kill ANY animal that gets into our back yard, including skunks, rats, mice, squirrel, and rabbit...even unlucky birds. When he does kill it he proceeds to 'rag doll' it to pieces. (skunk spray does not deter it, believe me!) Despite his tenacity, he is great around kids. No problems, and he knows the difference. Also, he chases and catches our Bengal cat several times a day, but would never harm it. The prey drive in some terriers is amazing, and is all-consuming in most Jacks. I think they make a great family pet for an active owner and great hunting companion.
    Definitely not an apartment dog, though. They get fat if they don't get enough exercise. If I bred them I wouldn't sell them to people with 'sedentary physiques'. You'd be inviting trouble.

    I think most dog issues come down to dominance factors, and Jacks will challenge that if dominance is not enforced early.

    Oh,.... now it's time for 'walkies'...............AGAIN!

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    GDF- Duckdog's dog
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    Just to add some closure to this thread - those that know me, know I like to do that - I didn't end up getting a puppy. My brother-in-law however, did; and he, "Finnegan" is absolutely adorable. I was going to post pictures, but again I forgot my camera when I went to visit him.

    I was surprised to see the predatory instinct in this little fella already, the breeder assured me to begin with that he was trying to breed strong hunting lines and trying to stay away from dogs that just don't have that quality. I can see it in this pup, aside from his general puppy playing - his nose is constantly on the ground, and he attacks everything that moves, including your toes. You push him away, and his tenacity will bring him right back - over and over again. Not only does he get a hold of your toes and bite, but then begins to shake!

    Couple the pup with a "less than year old" birdy lab, and that house is now officially crazy.

    I've been told however, the offer still stands for a free pup in the future instead of payment for work I did for the fellow. So, I asked to keep that option open when I finally relocate to the country and have the yardage for another dog.

    *Will post a picture when I manage to remember to take one*

    Here's a picture (hopefully it works):

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=photo%2c.jpg
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    " over and over again" quote

    Yes. That is the definition of a JRT. Let me know how it's going in 6 months.

    They were made cute so when you feel like ................them, you see that cute face and give them another chance.
    " We are more than our gender, skin color, class, sexuality or age; we are unlimited potential, and can not be defined by one label." quote A. Bartlett


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