The Jack Russell Terrier is a small feisty terrier with the strong instinct for hunting. They are playful with a vast amount of energy. They require early socialization with other canines and people to become well rounded member of the family. They are very devoted and loving to their families. Good with children if raised with love and respect.
Training must be firm, but loving. They may be socialised to stock, but certain situations may arise when instinct overrides training. First and foremost they are working earth terriers used for vermin control. The intensity for which they tackle life is one of their most endearing traits.
The breed is highly intelligent. They thrive most in a family with an active lifestyle where they can explore the great outdoors. The breed is not for everyone. However, most Jack Russell Terrier enthusiasts make a lifelong commitment to the breed.
Being highly intelligent Jack Russell’s can turn their paw to most tasks they excel in Agility, Flyball, Racing, Obedience and many more things. They thrive and are most happy when they are given a job to do.