Well, movies such as "My Dog Skip", "The Mask" and many others, have certainly increased the interest level the public has in Jack Russells. For example, "My Dog Skip" features Moose and his son Enzo, two Jack Russell Terriers, in the starring role. Moose is well known for his character Eddie in the popular "Frazier" TV show, which, toward the end of the show was taken over by Enzo. And of course, most everybody's children know about the PBS show "Wishbone" of a few years ago. It seems like Jack Russells are showing up everywhere on TV, in ads, and in the movies. And they are so dern CUTE! BUT... please don't forget, the Jack Russell is first and foremost a hunting dog, and is definitely NOT the dog for everybody. The Russells you see in movies and on TV are highly trained, and the result of a lot of hard work is usually only a few minutes of usable film at a time. These are fearless hunters, very energetic and intelligent, and require firm and structured discipline, and LOTS of exercise to stay happy and be peaceful members of your family. They are a BIG dog in a small package, and they do everything at 150%!
Jack Russell Terriers...
...are first and foremost hunting dogs.
...are bred to go underground after quarry.
...LOVE to dig, LOVE to run and LOVE to bark!
...are a big dog in a little body.
...are VERY intelligent - in the top 5 of all dog breeds.
...are often aggressive with other dogs, especially the same sex.
...are NOT a non-shedding breed.
...require firm, consistent discipline.
...can become very possessive of their owner.
...are commonly known to harass other small pets or cats.
...remain active well into their average 15-year life span.
...require at least basic obedience training.
...absolutely need a securely fenced yard.
...are country dogs.
...are NOT recommended as apartment or condo dogs.
...can be very destructive if left unattended, or if they get bored.
...thrive on lots of mental and physical exercise
...enjoy life and live it to the fullest.
We are always in need of foster homes. Please let us know if you are interested and if you have a temporary place in your heart and in your home for a Jack Russell looking for a permanent home..
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We are the primary contact for Jack Russell Rescue operations in the St. Louis area, and for the Midwest area of the US. We also work with Jack Russell Rescue organizations throughout the United States. If you need to place a dog with us, or if you are interested in adopting, please let us know and we can discuss the various options available. SPECIAL NOTE: We have moved to the country and now have greatly expanded foster facilities! Our new location, Blackburn Farm, in Franklin County, MO is now ready! Contact us for more information. We are keeping the St. Louis phone number for your convenience. Our mailing address is: St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue P.O. Box 3033 Leslie, MO. 63056 St. Louis: 573-484-0030
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