Short-legged Jack Russell
Good with Kids:
The Short-legged Jack Russell are not as popular as the standard Parson Jack Russell. They have tremendous energy and they like to work. They are first class destroyers of vermin making them ideal dogs to live on a farm. They can be quite impressive with sports such as fly-ball. They are very temperamental and independent dogs.
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Small dog breeds
Terrier dog breeds (AKC)
These are animated, very brave and temperamental dogs, that are vigilant, lively, enterprising, intelligent, and playful, but they can also be hard on themselves, have minds of their own, be dominant and independent.
Provided they are socially trained when they are young, there should be no difficulties with other dogs and pets. These dogs are independent hunting dogs by nature, which accept the cat from its own house but will chase out any other. They are normally good with children and can accept a knock or two.
There are two types of coat: the rough-haired and the smooth-haired. With both types the hair is wiry, close and dense. The colour is either wholly white or it can be marked with tan, lemon, or black markings, or with all three. The markings are preferably restricted to the root of the tail and the head.
This Jack Russell needs little grooming. Brush occasionally to keep the coat in good condition.
This healthy breed is not difficult to train for handlers who are kind, very consistent, and confident of themselves. They are brimming with self-confidence and if you and your family let them, they will do what pleases them.