The Loyalty of the Irish Jack Russell Terrier
Irish Jack Russell Terrier (photo: Flickr; used under a Creative Commons License) The Jack Russell Terrier (often known as Jack Russell) originated in England in the late 1800s. Their extensive history can be traced to the early small white English terriers that became extinct within just a few years. Relevant to both hiding and hunting dogs, the little white English terrier (left) closely resembles a Jack Russell terrier. One more trait is that they are extremely intelligent and trainable.
The dog was developed from several other breeds including the Doberman, Greyhound, and the Fox Terrier. The Irish terrier was developed when one of these dogs mated with an English bulldog. In general, there are approximately ten to fifteen generations between any two dogs of the same breed. When considering the possibility of adopting an Irish jack Russell terrier it is significant to understand the lineage of the particular breed you want to obtain.
There are three distinct groups of Irish terriers: the clumber spaniels, the clumber poodle, and the clumber pedigreed dogs.
Clumber spaniels are one of the most popular dogs because they possess many desirable characteristics and they make great family pets. They have a sweet, gentle temperament that makes them ideal for families with children and other pets. Clumber spaniels are extremely intelligent and well-behaved. Clumber spaniels are the only breed that possesses the rare and valuable Clutching or “toting” behavior.
The other group of dogs in this classification is those that were developed as working terriers. The working terriers include the English foxhound, the Irish band, and the spaniel curacao, werewolf, and the perambulator.
All of these breeds have learned how to help the human in various ways and they excel at finding problems and bringing them to attention. Because of their strong, energetic, and athletic abilities, many families choose to have one of these dogs as their working dogs because of the skills they possess.
The most recognized dog breeds in this category are the British terriers, the mastiff, and the bulldog.
The Irish terrier is the only breed that has its origins in England. Many of the dog breeds that are mixed are derived from breeds of this ancient dog.
While there are some Irish Jack Russell Terrier puppies and adult dogs that have been altered by certain people, most of the purebreds are purebred and come from families that have a history of fox hunting in England.
Many of the purebreds have also survived the culling process that was done during the breeding of the English bulldog to eliminate any large dogs that had been introduced into the country during the time of the English civil war. These dogs have an energetic drive and a true love of the hunt. If you are looking for a small white English terrier with a strong work ethic and a very protective nature, the Irish Jack Russell terrier may be the right breed for you.
The pint-sized Jack Russell Terrier is often considered to be a toy breed by many breeders.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a very curious breed that tends to be very suspicious of strangers. They tend to have a very high prey instinct and will do anything possible to ensure that they are not harmed. Because of this, they can sometimes become aggressive towards other dogs and people when they become overly suspicious. Because of this trait, these dogs can also get along with other dogs, but they need to have plenty of socialization with other smaller breeds to avoid being overprotective.
The Irish Jack Russell Terrier is believed to have been imported into the United States by British soldiers during the American Civil War. There is even a group of these dogs living at the Arlington National Military Park. Due to their curious nature, these terriers tend to be sent away to live in foster homes where they can be observed by trained staff to determine what behavior is normal for an adopted dog. Training is essential to help these dogs adapt to new surroundings and make them strong, well-behaved pets.