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Questions on "Jack" Russell Terriers pertaining to their health, well being, general questions on breed, types, size, shape, health, personalities, behavior problems, genetics, so called standard, what to look for when purchasing, and if you would be a good match with this wonderful and unique dog. Too many times, people buy jack puppies because they are absolutely adorable, and then a few months down the road they own this dog that they know nothing about and haven't prepared or trained for. I love the breed and everything about them and hope to provide some help, education and advice to current and prospective owners. I am a veterinary technician, dog trainer and breeder of Jack Russells.

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I own four Jack Russells and I have been working with dogs for 30 years. My personal interest is in helping educate people about the very special qualities of this breed. I advocate education and research of the breed before you buy one, they are wonderful pets if suited with the right person/family. Do your homework first! I can help you determine if you are a good match with this breed. I want people to know also that there are two types of Jack Russells, the Parson hunter with long legs and the Shortie or Russell Terrier and their very distinct differences. I also hope to allay fears about their CRAZY reputations - which is not always the case. ~*~*~*IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ*~*~*~ PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ENDORSE THE SALE OF ANY JACK RUSSELLS OR JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES THAT MAY BE ADVERTISED ON THIS PAGE. BEWARE OF PUPPY MILLS OR OTHER PLACES THAT SELL MANY DIFFERENT DOGS OVER THE INTERNET. ALSO I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY VIDEOS OR TRAINING TAPES THAT ARE ADVERTISED ON THIS PAGE. I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU PICK OUT A REPUTABLE TRAINER/VIDEO SERIES OR EVEN PUPPIES IF PRIVATELY ASKED. I DO NOT ENDORSE ANY SALES ADVERTISEMENTS ON THIS PAGE.

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Jack Russell Meet Up Russell Terrier. net Attleboro Dog Park Committee No Puppy Mills.com Humane Society

Education/Credentials

Veterinary Technician - Newbury College 1982 - 1985

What do you like about this subject?

I LOVE the Jack Russell Terrier breed and all it's glory and history! They are loyal and loving and wonderful companions as well as hysterically funny and smart. Contrary to popular belief, they are NOT all crazy and bouncing off the walls!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

My personal interest is in helping educate people about the very special qualities of this breed and that there are two types of Jack Russells, the Parson hunter with long legs and the Shortie or Russell Terrier and their very distinct differences. I also hope to allay fears about their CRAZY reputations - which is not always the case.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There are actually types of "jack" Russell Terriers. There is a diverse history of the breed. There are some pretty extreme differences.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Nothing can be further from the truth about the BAD REPUTATION that Jack Russells have been labeled with. Do your research, ask questions and get the facts before you judge ANY dog. 99.9% of the time it's the OWNERS of "bad" dogs that are at fault, most of the time unintentionally.


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Recent Answers from Carol F

2016-08-10 Depression:

Hi Ed,  I am SO sorry about Isabella. Your daughter, and your family must be devastated. It is unbelievable the way things happen sometimes.   Dogs can die from depression, although it is pretty rare.

2016-02-06 2 Jack Puppies 10 week old:

Hello Jelen,    There is nothing wrong with taking them out to pee/poop in the cold but they JUST learned how to control their body temperatures, so don't stay out too long. 10 minutes MAX.   Plus their

2016-02-02 Allergies Jack Russels:

Hi Jenny,    You said you've tried changing food?  Wheat seems to be the biggest culprit out there and most foods use it in their recipe's -  Hoping your pup is on a grain free diet.     Newest product

2016-01-28 Purebred:

Simple answer, you can't..... unless you contact the breeder of the dog and ask for the papers.   The person who gave you the pup as a gift should have received the "papers" with the pup.    If he/she

2015-10-30 Growling and biting Jack Russell at bedtime:

Hello Sally,   It sounds like he does not want to be disturbed from his nice warm bed!   Perhaps he is having some arthritic pain somewhere that makes it uncomfortable to get up from  a lying down position

 

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