I have a jack mix and she is every bit the jack more then the chin. I can tell you from working with these dogs as well as having several in my family and one lic that they are very hyper but they are also hysterical little dogs. They are loyal and couragious and they learn really fast. ANY dog can be distructive if not trained and socialized properly. JRT's are no more distructive thenthe next dog they jsut have so much energy that they get board easily. They need room to run and play and lots of love and training. They absolutly love their human pets and will pester you for attention because they are so people focused. Good choice of dog in my opinion. Start with a puppty though in my opinion they are easier to train to do things they way you prefer and to suit your lifestyle more. older JRT's seem to be set in their ways and reluctant to change. They will eventually learn but it is harder to teach and older JRT then it is a younger one.
Cschimizzi, you judge too fast. Merico is awesome, and she has changed her mind a few times. Getting a dog you always change your mind, she has NOT changed her mind everyday. So cool it. This isn't the first time you've been quick too judge either, but I respect you, so I don't like making a big deal about it. =) So lets just forget that.
JRTs are super cute awesome dogs! I think you should get one. ;) Ignore anyone who says jack russels are destructive.
***Edited By: ShAdOwDoG on 3/16/2005 3:50:57 PM*** Reason: add
Shadow I appreicate your concern but I don't judge too fast at all. We are all members of this board and I personally don't like being called psycho. Especially when it come from someone who show no respect to some of the valued members of this forum. Also I don't think you have been in the chat room with Merico when she has gone off on people. She completely and totally disrespected Icy in that chat room and called her and her dogs terrible names and for that I have no respect for her. So I stand behind my previous post completely.
***Edited By: cschimizzi on 3/16/2005 6:52:26 PM*** Reason: add
So I guess that I am not a valued member on this forum? You may not have been there for the entire chat time.. it was not a one-sided conversation. I have since not "gone off" at people, it had gotten into a heated argument that was not entirely my fault.
And I did not name names on that "psycho post". I have learned a lot from a lot of people on this board. Psycho was probably not the right word in your eyes, but from where I'm sitting that was the only word I could think of at the moment with everyone saying not to get one.
And if this post had not been crossposted would anyone have said anything? Hmm.. it makes me wonder.