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Kayla F.

06/18/2022

Jack Russell Terrier

I wasn't sure at first if this was a real thing, well (Peter pan) stitch now is loving his new home with us. He is already spoiled rotten and has 3 kids to help run out his energy. He is sooo great and perfect.

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Jack Russell Terrier Characteristics

The Jack Russell Terrier, made famous by the old children’s show “Wishbone,” was bred as a highly intelligent hunting companion, but can also make a great house pet with patience and early socialization. These dogs can be a handful! But they’re so much fun. Make sure you give your Jack Russell plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to ensure consistent good behavior. 

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

The Jack Russell terrier was designed nearly 200 years ago in England by a clergy member named Parson John Russell (who often went by "Jack"). Today's Jack Russell Terrier is an athletic, intelligent hunting dog that is happily trained, but needs consistent mental stimulation to truly thrive. And they’ll make sure you know! 
 
Standing between 10-15 inches tall and weighing between 13-17 pounds, the Jack Russell Terrier is on the smaller end of the well-known hunting dogs. But don't let their small size fool you into believing these dogs are made as apartment companions; the Jack Russell requires lots of exercise and mental stimulation, and we recommend a full-sized house and yard for your pup to play. Jack Russells have three different coat types, but all are white with black or brown markings. 
 
Like many terriers, the Jack Russell is prone to barking, chewing, and digging. But not to worry – these tendencies can all the remedied with early obedience training. If you're rescuing a Jack Russell, try training them to dig in a specific safe location instead of trying to train them out of digging altogether.  
 
Like many small dogs, Jack Russells may be at risk for dental issues. This is likely due to the smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth. This overcrowding creates more spaces where food can get trapped, and bacteria can grow. Taking your Jack Russell to get regular checkups at the vet will ensure any dental disease is caught early and your pup is healthy and safe.
 

How dog-friendly is Jackson?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Jackson is ranked the most pet-friendly city in Mississippi.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Jackson

Jackson has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Brees Bark Park and Clinton Bark Park.  


Jackson and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, and Parham Bridges Walking Trail.   

Life in Jackson with a dog

Jackson has a healthy amount of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Pig and Pint, Saltine Oyster Bar, Newk’s Eatery, Bop’s Frozen Custard, and Deep South Pops.   


Jackson has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Jackson, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Homewood Suites, The Westin Jackson, and Olive Tree Hotel and Banquet Halls.     

Popular dog breeds in Jackson

Jackson is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Beagles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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