Jack Russell Puppies for Sale in Scotland
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The Jack Russell is a cute, energetic, outdoors-type that packs a whole lot of personality into a small package!
Feisty and fearless, the Jack Russell was originally bred from the fox terrier as a hunting dog in the early 1800’s. He was specially bred to be a courageous little dog, whose stamina and persistence would see him hunt foxes out of their burrows and bring the fox home without killing its prey.
He’s a happy, intelligent, assertive little fellow who makes an excellent doggy companion. With seemingly endless energy, the Jack Russell loves to play whether it’s shaking a soft toy to death in your living room or playing fetch in the park, he’s can be an amusing little guy and a great loyal friend.
An extremely clever canine, the Jack Russell, although small, is more suited to an owner who has an outdoors lifestyle rather than those who prefer the quiet life; he’s not really an apartment dog and needs space to run around.
He also loves lots of human interaction and needs direction from an owner with outstanding leadership skills who can guide this little guy and let him know who is boss. Otherwise, he can develop small dog syndrome and start showing undesirable behaviours that can be difficult to break.
The Jack Russell is perhaps not the best dog breed for a first-time dog owner. Firm, consistent and responsible handling is required to own a Jack Russell and keep him well-trained and happy in the home environment. This breed would not respond well to harsh treatment, so owners need to be firm, but fair and consistent to earn the trust of this little guy.
One of the surprising qualities about the Jack Russell is his gentle and affectionate nature with well-behaved children and this is what makes him a good family pet. That said, he should never be left unattended with toddlers who may unknowingly rough handle him as he won’t stand for this. The Jack Russell is a terrier and owners should respect this by training their children to treat the dog with care and respect and understand the dog’s boundaries.
The Jack Russell needs what might seem like an extraordinary amount of exercise for a little guy.
Owners need to take care around other dogs as they can be aggressive and this includes around their own kind.
Description of the Jack Russell
The Jack Russell is a small terrier whose coat is white with markings of black, tan and brown. His coat can be long or short haired and smooth or rough textured or even a combination of both. He has a dense double coat which makes him perfect for his abilities working outdoors.
The Jack Russell has a sweet appearance with a small head, V-shaped button or drop-shaped ears. He has a compact muzzle with a small black nose and powerful scissor bite. He has an intelligent appearance and his dark eyes will hold his owners gaze when being given commands and guidance. His tail which used to be docked is set high and shows the terrier to appear alert and at attention at all times. He has a sturdy build with muscly hindquarters, while his neck is strong and long in proportion to his body making this little dog and appear assertive and proud.
The Jack Russell stands at 25 to 30cm tall and weighs in at between 6 and 8.5 kgs.
If you’re looking for a Jack Russell puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth considering all of the unique properties of this breed of dog, which needs much mental and physical stimulation to ensure he’s a well balanced and happy terrier. Jack Russells can live between 13 and 16 years old.
The Jack Russell needs at least an hour of exercise per day although he can do a lot more! He is a natural digger! He also loves to play interactive games such as fetch and taking part in agility classes. The Jack Russell needs to be off leash outdoors as much as possible. That said,owners should not allow Jack Russells to roam alone in the countryside as their inherent nature to bolt foxes from their burrows could see these little dogs disappear for days down fox holes. Without food and water this could result in tragedy for the family pet.
The Jack Russell needs to be at least brushed twice weekly to keep his coat and skin in good condition. He’s not a high shedder but will shed in Spring and Autumn like most breeds and may need a bit more brushing at these times.
The Jack Russell’s coat should also be hand-stripped by a professional groomer twice per year. This makes it easier for the owner to keep its condition in between.
The Jack Russell is an extremely high energy dog who needs to be fed twice per day – once in the morning and once in the evening on good quality wet or dry food. Owners should keep an eye on their dog’s weight as the Jack Russell needs to eat the right amount to burn off excess calories. Treats should make up no more than 20% of a dog’s diet and drinking water should always be available.
Cost of Keeping a Jack Russell
If you’re looking for a Jack Russell puppy for sale in Scotland, you should expect to pay in the region of £250 to £500 for a pup. Owners should ensure their pup has been checked by a vet and had its first vaccination before buying. It’s also always a good idea to visit the breeder in the pup’s place of birth with its mother to gauge the litter’s health before buying any dog.
To keep a Jack Russell as your new furry friend will cost an average of £50 to £90 per month. This allows for all grooming, feeding neutering and vaccination costs.