My husband just brought home a jack russell puppy/doxie puppy. I have four children one of them is only two years old. I have been reading online that jrt are not good to have around yound children. any suggestions. I really dont want to get rid of him, my kids love him already. Just a concerned mom.
Well given that your new puppy is a mix, you won't know which breed he takes after more, the JRT or the Dacshund. How much you put into training is how much you will get back from him as a well behaved and adjusted member of your family. Any dog can be good with children. I cannot see why a JRT wouldn't be good with kids. They are high energy dogs and with a house that has 4 kids that could be a blessing or a curse. The 4 children could keep a JRT occupied enough that you won't notice their bouncing off the walls as much, or the JRT's activity level could add to the mass confusion you may already have with 4 kids !! Daschunds are a little more low key but still energetic enough to keep 4 kids entertained.
Whatever breed of dog you get though will require just as much training and effort on your part to make him/her the wonderful addition to the family that you want. Unfortunately they don't come preprogrammed at birth to behave lol. Good Luck I think he will be fine !!
Ya. I'd say that training is everything. Our Rot is absolutely perfect with my 2 daughters. She has been around since they were born. Very loving and protective. I would just watch your pups with your kids and see how they (pups) plays with them (kids). Make sure there is no growling or nipping. I'm sure they will be fine. I hear that Dalmations are not children dogs. Not sure but just what I've heard. Good luck to you.
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We had a Jack when our kids were really little and he was great , even when my son had him backed in a corner and wouldnt let him out He was a funny little guy and like to destroy my window blinds about once a month ! Enjoy him I sure everything will be just fine!