So, the time has come for you to start searching for the perfect furry companion. Whether you’ve had a dog in the past, or you are brand new to the idea of it, you have to make sure that you bring the right one home.
If you’re focused on a Jack Russell Terrier, which is a fantastic but very demanding breed, here are six of the reasons why this beautiful and energetic dog is perfect for you and your busy lifestyle.
1. You have an active lifestyle
By nature, Jack Russell Terriers are very active and need to live in a home where they can get all of the exercise they need to be comfortable and content. Since the whole goal of having a dog is to keep him/her happy, this should be a priority.
If you love to hike on the weekends, go out for a jog or a walk through the woods, or do odd jobs in the yard, a Jack Russell Terrier can be a great companion. They love to run and jump and play at all hours of the day. They get restless and temperamental if they don’t get enough exercise.
If you have an active lifestyle, or you need a reason to have an active lifestyle, a Jack Russell Terrier could be a great companion to helping you achieve that goal.
2. You know everything there is to know about a Jack Russell Terrier
There’s no doubt about it, you have to know everything there is to know about a Jack Russell Terrier before bringing him home. If they aren’t trained correctly from the first day, they can be aggressive and anti-social, along with all sorts of other complications that will make your life rough.
Whether you’ve had another Jack Russell Terrier before, or you are doing all of your research online, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, so you’re providing a stable home for your new pet.
3. You want a dog who is small sized but still a big dog by nature
Jack Russell Terriers are powerful little nuggets of energy. They are a great size so that you can pick him/her up for convenience, not to mention that s/he will make walks easy with a small footprint size so that you aren’t being pulled along at a fast pace.
These dogs, however, think they are the biggest with no fear of anything which makes them great guard dogs so you can feel safe and secure in your own home. If you are someone who likes that kind of security, you’re looking at the right kind of dog!
4. You want a dog who will want to play with you (all the time!)
As mentioned, Jack Russell Terriers love to play and move. If you’re looking for a dog that is going to want to be playing and going for walks all the time, this is the perfect option for you. S/He will keep you playing tug of war or “chase the laser” from dawn to dusk, giving you plenty of great memories to enjoy together.
5. You want a smart dog
While there are no dog breeds that are known for their stupidity, Jack Russell Terriers are some of the most intelligent dogs out there in the world. They learn so fast that it’s almost unbelievable, and like to use that intelligence to be devious from time to time. Some dogs of this breed are said to be able to open doors, flush the toilet, turn on the taps, etc.
These are tasks that some believe that dogs can’t do, but this breed is incredibly smart and quick to learn. Learning new tricks is proven to strengthen the bond between a dog and his human and they can ease your every day life, just think about what your Jack can do for you. There will be no end to the laughs and exciting moments with a dog breed as smart as this one.
6. You want a dog with a long life span
Jack Russell Terriers have a long life span, often living up past fifteen years of age. Due to genetics, they often live healthy and happy to the end, enjoying a fulfilling life from start to finish. If you are looking for someone who will be with you for many years to come, this could be the ultimate dog breed to acquaint yourself with.
If these kinds of characteristics sound like you, a Jack Russell Terrier could be the best option out there for making your home and life happy. Do your research and make sure you have a right lifestyle, and you’ll have a great life with this happy and energetic dog breed.
Did you choose a Jack Russell because of some other reason? What is motivating you to choose this excellent but hard (some even say impossible) breed? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.