Jack Russel Terriers are good for travel

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The Jack Russell Terrier is a relatively small dog. His bodily proportions present a compact and well-developed, sturdy dog. They weigh roughly 16 pounds and can stand up to 15 inches in height.

Jack Russell Terriers in cities and apartments

Many dog lovers are overwhelmed by the habits of Jack Russell Terriers and misinterpret their hunting nature with bad habits. First and foremost, apartment life is not suited for Jacks.

Jacks may be small but they pack a punch. They are talented hunting dogs with good tracking, hunting and problem solving skills. These canines are mainly country dogs, they don’t change their instincts as they adapt to apartment life.

They need ridiculous amounts of attention, exercise and just plain running around. Their nature compels them to be aggressive towards small animals such as cats, guinea pigs and so on. It’s not a good idea to leave them unattended adjacent to any other animals.

They are even aggressive towards their own kind and can actually fight to the death. If you’re ever thinking about owning more than one Jack Russell Terrier you will need extra careful preparation.

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Exercise and daily walks for Jack Russell Terriers

Bold and brave, they never have second thoughts about anything and for this reason exercise needs to be carefully controlled. Even in the most remote locations leaving Jacks on their own can produce unexpected results.

They follow any scent they pick up to the ends of the earth, so to speak. What I mean is that they’re not afraid of any den or burrow and will literally go to ground after their game.

Jack Russell Terriers are fiercely independent and require a strong hand to handle them. They are not good dogs for inexperienced owners. Even a yard will not suffice in keeping the dog under control since they love to dig and can also jump very high.

As for exercise requirements they need plenty of it. Apart from a long daily walk they also need toys and the like in order to satisfy their hunting instincts. It’s very important to let them kill a sock every once in a while otherwise they might start to be headstrong and can become distructive.

Always keep them on a leash whenever you’re out because they are very fast and can quickly drift off and you know you won’t catch them easily. Also if you are going to leave him alone in an apartment make sure you go out with him beforehand as well as immediately after you’re back from work.

Jack Russell Terriers in the family

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They don’t tolerate much teasing so boisterous children will find him hard to deal with. However they respect well-mannered people and they are quite gentle in nature. Apart from when they’re hunting you’ll find that they bond quite well and are surprisingly well-behaved.

Jacks are intelligent canines who learn fast and don’t go along with stupid schedules or activities. They are lively and clever because they were bred to be. However like most hunting dogs they cherish their owners and love human interaction.

The Jack Russell Terrier is a special, unique breed. He was raised to hunt and has been purposefully kept clever and energetic in order to meet the demands of a working dog. Overall they are not very good dogs for new owners or for inexperienced handlers. They can adapt ok to apartment life but require special conditions to do so.

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Siberian Huskies – Great Travel Friends

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The Siberian Husky is wildly popular in North America. He is a friendly, outgoing dog with a somewhat silly demeanor. Your Siberian Husky will likely be a little clown that behaves very well with children and even strangers.

Siberian Huskies are among the few breeds that can stand even the toughest weather and be totally comfortable. Even 75 degrees below zero is manageable for this dog. They just love cold weather and especially snow.

A Husky’s coat can come in any color, and none is considered a fault. They’re eyes are usually blue or brown but it’s not impossible for one eye to be blue and one brown. They shed their undercoat twice a year and will require daily brushing during those times.

How are Siberian Huskies like to live with in an apartment

Surprisingly they can adapt to almost any climate and weather conditions. They’re obviously more comfortable with air conditioning in a warmer climate, but it’s not impossible for them to live in warm environments. Though you might want to keep a pool in the back yard with fresh cold water so they can cool off in the summer.

Huskies are not recommended for apartments. They are very active and will be hard to deal with. Only consider keeping one in an apartment if he’s well trained and if he’s getting plenty of exercise. Exercise can be hard if you don’t have a yard because he likes to run around a lot and he can’t be left without a leash (more on that later).

Siberian Huskies bond very deeply with their pack and they suffer from separation anxiety when they’re left alone. If this were to happen they will try to get through any obstacle to escape. Having a crate that your dog considers like home is a great idea to provide comfort during those times.

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I’ve heard that Siberian Huskies will try to escape

Often times called escape artists, these Houdiny-like dogs have a Columbus instinct, they just need to explore. And be sure that they’ll try every little trick they can think of. Their curiosity seldom knows limits.

Siberian Husky Bi-EyesThey’re quick, agile and have a cunning mind that makes them often try unusual things to get out. Expect them to try burrowing under your fence – digging prevention is a must – you will also need at least a 6 foot fence since it’s very easy for them to jump lower fences.

A word on invisible fences. It’s not going to work. The little jolt is hardly going to stop a Siberian bolting through. In fact, it can actually work against you. When and if the dog should return home he will be reluctant to do so if he’s stopped by the invisible fence when he’s walking home at a slower speed. It’s just a no-no for Siberian Huskies.

Never keep them off-leash when you’re outdoors. They should never be allowed to run free. In fact, even in a fenced area, unless the fence also goes underground or it’s on concrete, you can bet he’s going to burrow under it. It’s also worth noting that Huskies don’t always dig just to excape, they do it because it’s fun. They like to dig. Likewise providing a special place where he’s allowed and encouraged to dig is a great idea.

Can I have other pets to go with my Siberian Husky?

Well, not exactly. They have a strong prey drive to put it mildly. Deft and cunning, they can even catch cats, not to mention other small animals. Chickens, rats and the like will prove short work for them.

However they can live with cats if and only if they are raised with them. So if you’re planning to have cats and a Siberian Husky be sure you get a puppy.

These canines prefer cold climates but can adapt to many other environments. They are very active but they shouldn’t be exercised too much during the summer. Make sure they’re well restrained since they will inexorably try to escape. They are loving and caring companions, clever and agile.

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