Are jack russells child friendly?

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Jack Russell Terriers are not recommended for families with children under the age of eight.

They are not capable of controlling their impulses, and can be overly rough with a dog who will feel he needs to protect himself, usually by biting the child.

Small children also move quickly, squeak, squeal, and to a dog


The Jack Russell terrier is a happy, energetic dog with a strong desire to work.

However, these dogs are alert and make good watchdogs.

The breed is naturally assertive and may not tolerate young children or other animals in the home.

They can be aggressive toward other dogs.


Jack Russells will get along with most other dogs but should be watched around other terriers.

As a class, terriers can be quite aggressive and territorial making it ill advised to have more than one terrier in a home.


Jack Russell Terriers are very loyal and affectionate.

They want to be with people all the time.

They are also keenly alert and will alert you to every new person, animal or thing encroaching on their property.

Socialization is very important both with people and other animals, especially other dogs.


My Jack Russell is out of control! He is aggressive towards other dogs and people.

Same-sex aggression and aggression towards other breeds of dogs is well documented with this breed.

It is strongly recommended that no more than two Jack Russells (of opposite sex only) ever be permitted to stay together unattended.


"They look like little cute cuddly things, and they are, but they can really be pretty feisty." In the United States, working versions of the breed are referred to as Jack Russell terriers, which includes a range of body types.


Most behavioral problems are due to a lack of companionship, discipline, activity and exercise.

A Jack Russell Terrier that bites can be a big problem.

You must stop this behavior before it becomes dangerous.


Jack Russell Terrier — Small, Speedy and Stubborn.

Don't let his small size fool you — the Jack Russell Terrier can reach speeds up to 25 mph in short bursts.

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