Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Do People Not Like Jrt's ?
Dogpages forums > General forums > The Chatter Room...
Pages: 1, 2
I Love MY Cookie
I have been helping with the adoption side of Friends of the Animals for a few weeks now and we have rehomed quite a few dogs in that period. For some reason though 4 little terriers (3 JRT's and Madam Marmite) have received no interest at all sad.gif

They are all quite individual little characters and perhaps with the exception of Madam Marmite rolleyes.gif ..they are all quite straightforward little doggies wub.gif

Madam Marmite angel.gif is an agility champion in progress (so I hear rolleyes.gif )

Image

Beano wub.gif

Image

Al wub.gif (he's the one underneath)
Image

Bonnie wub.gif

Image


Now come on folks..has anyone any idea why no one has shown any interest in these dogs unsure.gif

katherine

XXX

P.S Madame Marmite says that agility is such old hat and she is taking up pole vaulting instead tongue.gif
K9LOVE
Probably saying the wrong thing but who is the adorable one lying on Al. wub.gif wub.gif

Sorry got a weakspot for grey faces. wub.gif
I Love MY Cookie
QUOTE(K9LOVE @ 21st Aug 2008, 7:39 pm) *

Probably saying the wrong thing but who is the adorable one lying on Al. wub.gif wub.gif

Sorry got a weakspot for grey faces. wub.gif



Seeee...seeeee...point proven tongue.gif

Four beautiful terriers and all you notice is the odd one out rolleyes.gif
I'm not telling you !!!Mabel

lol.gif

Katherine

XXX
skippys_mummy
I love them so does my mum when i was younger dad brother in law gave us one he was so cute called brandy
JennyC
I like em!! smile.gif

I'm taking 2 in on foster next week some time.
Philip Turner
I wub.gif JRT's...thats why we have one lol.gif

Phil
Bellassz1
I've always had a soft spot for them too, which got confirmed when little Vic came to stay with us for a while wub.gif
poverton
I love JRT's - but at the moment we are scared of having one incase they eat our chickens!!! one day though wub.gif

Penny
x
rigsby
Add me to the JRT fan club cos they're THE BEST!!!! smile.gif I wish I could have hundreds but Rigsby the JRT tolerates my lurcher and other terrier but says thats it, he doesnt intend sharing with any more! They are fabulous dogs, full of humour, fun, tenacious, brave, charm....ooohhh I could go on and on. You lot without one dont know what you're missing! tongue.gif
EmCHammer

I notice at our local rescue there are often lots of JRT's along side the staffies, GSD's and Rotties. (strangely not so many collies in this area).
DooBlog
Add me to the fan club too, had 2 when i was young and my Mum absolutely loves them but Dad won't let her have one!!! wub.gif
annie b
wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif
Madam marmite is a Patterdale terrier and so like my Rosie

Love terriers
Redgypsy.
I too love JRT's my parents had them,I had one before my Shiba's,when my Shiba's went to the bridge,I said no more dogs,but we now have little Jack,he was from FOA,he is a super little chap.

Redgypsy.
K9LOVE
QUOTE(I Love MY Cookie @ 21st Aug 2008, 7:44 pm) *

Seeee...seeeee...point proven tongue.gif

Four beautiful terriers and all you notice is the odd one out rolleyes.gif
I'm not telling you !!!Mabel

lol.gif

Katherine

XXX


nahnah.gif lol.gif
ashleysmaid
I love the lil jack russel terrorists terrier's too lol.gif
How could anyone not love them??
Sometimes I think its more to do with location. Up near me there are fewer little dogs in rescue than larger breeds err.gif
friends of the animals
I have renamed my house terrier town as another two little JRTs has come in to join the gang. One is a tiny little man has been badly bitten, bless him, but is an absolute sweetheart. The other has been living in a home with a child who he is not fond of.

We also have another two waiting to come in. sad.gif

Homing JRt's in this area is not at all easy.
sweetie
I think terriers are really cute.. wub.gif

But I've heard they bark quite a lot unsure.gif not sure if this is true?

Also don't you need to be an experienced terrier owner to have one? err.gif
poppypiran
the lovely oldie with the grey face in the picture Is Mabel, and she is here on long term foster with me. She also has a wonderful temperement and personality.
Kay&Stone
I think JRTs are lovely looking, but I must admit, they scare me a bit!
Maybe it's just the ones I've met have been really badly behaved and a bit snappy.
Or is it just that I don't have any experience of terrier behaviour?
sonya1
I love them, but then I did grow up with Biff, a dapper but grumpy little jrt! I love the little leggy one with the black and tan face!
I Love MY Cookie
QUOTE(sweetie @ 21st Aug 2008, 9:12 pm) *

I think terriers are really cute.. wub.gif

But I've heard they bark quite a lot unsure.gif not sure if this is true?

Also don't you need to be an experienced terrier owner to have one? err.gif



QUOTE(Kay&Stone @ 21st Aug 2008, 10:19 pm) *

I think JRTs are lovely looking, but I must admit, they scare me a bit!
Maybe it's just the ones I've met have been really badly behaved and a bit snappy.
Or is it just that I don't have any experience of terrier behaviour?



I think Eileen would be the best person to answer these questions as she seems to have a household full sad.gif

I'm no expert, but from what I have read about these particular doggies I think they are all have little individual personalities. Some very laid back..others more lively and then there is Madame Marmite rolleyes.gif ......

Well what can I say about Madame Marmite angel.gif

Arn't you all just a teeeeeey bit interested in what I 'could' say about her tongue.gif ???

lol.gif

Katherine

XXX
sweetie
QUOTE(I Love MY Cookie @ 21st Aug 2008, 10:43 pm) *


Arn't you all just a teeeeeey bit interested in what I 'could' say about her tongue.gif ???

lol.gif

Katherine

XXX


go on then lol.gif
ollie and charlie and russ
i think people either love them or hate them - no middle ground. we have 2 golden retrievors and a little russ. people make such a fuss of the goldies and ignore russ ohmy.gif consequently russ barks cos he's being left out. very occasionally someone will make a fuss of him - but its rare.

Lin
cazmar
I love em and have one wub.gif would love another but with 2 Labs as well OH says we have enough err.gif

My JR is a little softie, he loves everyone and is never snappy

Good luck little uns, hope your forever homes are soon to be found
carol


Image
friends of the animals
Can't pretend to be an expert. I had never had a terrier until i became involved in rescue.

They are all very different but I think JRTs often suffer from the attitude people can have to small dogs. They think that if they go for little they will get a dog that doesn't need much exercise and is a lap dog. For most of them this is just not what they need or want. They are busy active little girls and boys and need plenty of exercise to keep them out of mischief.

You also need to be in control as the terriers will soon work out who is a soft touch. Some are great with cats and many are great with kids but some like thier own space and are happier as only dogs.

I have today taken some pictures of the gang so as long as I can get my pc to work I will put some on.

Marmite is like the stuff in the jar. Either love or ....... She is a character and although she has never had any raining is a smashing girl and full of fun. She is not such a thief as Lucky or Patch were but she will run of with the odd thing just for fun.

Her colouring is very unusual in a wire coated terrier and is as black as marmite. She is coming with us to the Hope show on Monday.
sweetie
3 friends from work have JR and say they are wonderful. one of them has a tiny puppy who I see at dog training as the puppy clas is before mine and she's adorable.

I could be changing my mind about them lol.gif
bluegrizzle
QUOTE(Philip Turner @ 21st Aug 2008, 7:54 pm) *

I wub.gif JRT's...thats why we have one lol.gif

Phil
what only one now come on surely you have room for aleast one more
lynne
redcanary
QUOTE(bluegrizzle @ 22nd Aug 2008, 12:01 am) *

what only one now come on surely you have room for aleast one more
lynne

lol.gif Eileen has plenty to choose from an all....Go on you know you want two lol.gif lol.gif
JRT's are wub.gif wub.gif
Natasha Garcia
I adore JRTs and in all seriousness, would happily, happily foster some.

Tash
Yorkshire lass
I find it very difficult to rehome JRTs. People pass them by and when people ring for a small dog as soon as you say you have a JRT they say no way same as they do a staffie. People have a pre concieved idea about them being very snappy and noisy. I had them as pets as soon as I left home and I love them to pieces.
Natasha Garcia
Well like I said, if anyone has any yummy scruffy JRTs needing cuddles that can hold their own with a basset and rottie (neither of whom have worked out their not puppies any more) then I'm more than happy to have them as fosters.

How many JRTs do you think are a rottie equivelent?

Tash
flyball
I think it is peoples opinion of them that is the problem. I used to have a JRT and he was a great character. However the amount of people that said they wouldnt have one as they are unreliable around people and bite was amazing. When I had mine I had 2 young sons and he was great with them.

Yes they can be nippy, they always have to have the last word, and dont suffer fools gladly but that is part of their charm. Mine never nipped anyone and we always had children around, but he was an escape artist and even managed to get out of his car harness in 2 mins flat!!

I agree with the poster who said that they need lots of exercise and mental stimulation, people do think that because they are small dogs they dont need much attention. Nothing could be further from the truth, I always think they are big dogs in a small body!! I would happily have another one but with 3 mad bcs and a gundog dont think I could manage another mad dog!

I love the breed for their character and intelligence and they are so loving and loyal, mine would have defended his family with his life. You can probably tell that we all still talk about his adventures and still miss him like mad.
surreylass
hi there,we have just got a rescue jrt he's between 2-3 yr's our new vet said when we took him for a check over he's tri colour and small legged -he loves my 13yr old son and everyone else inc my 2 young grandchildren-he is very laid back as after been out he's just curl's up on his blanket and sleeps untill next outing -but the only small problem were going to have to sort out is is not too keen meeting bigger dogs then himself.
Brammie
They are an aquired taste (is that a nice enough way to put it?). Dex has really opened my eyes as he is extremely high energy, yappy and nippy BUT he is lovely if you are very very firm with him if not he will take a mile and run you ragged (as my OH and sister know).
Would i have another one? Not on your nellie lol.gif
riotous_uk
I have 4, 3 rescues one that I bred. All of them have fantastic temperaments. Between them, they have changed quite a few peopel's eyes to what fun terriers can be and what great little dogs they are. My 4 are great ambassadors for the breed smile.gif

Bless them, they get 'lent' out to students during practical dog training sessions, get 'washed and groomed' by students, all sorts of things, and they love it!

They are great for demoing clicker training as they are such junkies for it, and will work for anyone. I've even had an army dog handler using one for a couple of sessions to teach scent work. Two fo my students taught Snitch to do flyball, and she ran in competition without me having to do anything LOL. Spud took to it like a duck to water as well.

Spud would go ratting, rabbiting given a chance, so she's not given the chance, her instincts are chanelled elsewhere.

I think what some people don't realsie is that althoguh they are a small breed, they need to be socialised like any other dog, they need to have a 'job' to do as they are very bright little dogs and will create their our fun if not given a job to do. They are NOT big dogs in small bodies...they are just terriers!
mattsdogs
I have met some great JRT's, also some naughty one's!! but i must say tey have all had character! We meet a couple of really fun one's round the park who run ring's around the owner in a fun way, they like to play with my dog's and then attempt to follow us home lol.gif rolleyes.gif
hollysmom
My little rescue JRT Lucy, has only been with us a few weeks and already bosses my Rottie and the cats about, but she has so much character, she's not afraid of anyone or any dog and trys to guard me with her life when the Rottie comes over to me for a cuddle, she follows me everywhere, I've tread on her few times err.gif

Image
Eco Worrier
QUOTE(Natasha Garcia @ 22nd Aug 2008, 7:29 am) *



How many JRTs do you think are a rottie equivelent?




Well, I think about 1/2 a rottie is the equivalent to 1 JRT. lol.gif

A lot of the dogs I've fostered have been JRTs or JRT crosses, and none of them were looking that long. Only one of them had a biting problem that was serious in that he couldn't be homed with children. The others were all gorgeous bundles of fluff. wub.gif

My Grandad used to breed working JRTs for the Essex Hunt (and my dad before he was married). My mum made him get rid of his JRT pets when they got married because she had a yorkie and they had a bit of a scrap.

Now she's had different packs of dogs for years and years that fight, but she won't rehome any of them. mad.gif
minniemoo
I think for some strange reason they do have a bad reputation. I currently have a friends 11yrold Jack russell staying with me for a few months whilst they are abroad i have mentioned this to a few people and they have all said "oh no I hate Jack Russells" two had never had any direct experience of the breed just formed there opinion on hearsay!!!

My guest Mr Gitboy is wonderful he gets on with my cat and dog he is a total individual and makes me laugh as he is sooooooo cheeky and gets away with it lol! Loves people but can be a git with other dogs cats horses chickens ducks geese swans squirrels rabbits anything he can chase!!!!


I would have a houseful all your four are gorgeous but I think Madam Marmite would be the girl for me! wub.gif
emilyjw
We seem to get loads into the rescue as well, and often they get little interest compared to some other breeds. Like someone said you often see - looking for small dog, but not JRT.

Have to admit my worse two dog experiences were with JRT's and as a breed, i'm not sure I would have one... Though like most things I think it was more a case of owner and situation... rather than the breed per say.
Louisebt
Oohh jrt's where to start?

I had one dog going back 5 years ago, Diesel an ebt, he started being dog reactive due to being beaten up lots in a short space of time so i decided to bring in a small bitch, obviously the jrt size wise was perfect!. Where i was then living the only rescue on the island was a mastiff one so i had to look for litters, the bitch needed to be young.. enter Holly!. I was told she was 8 weeks old, when i arrived at this place i was taken to a stable, Holly was alone in a pen a few foot square, tiny, gunge running from her eyes...

Image

Image

Diesel, as you can see loved her!... off to vets for vax we went, the vet said we were lucky if she was 5 1/2 weeks old ohmy.gif err.gif

Anyways, Holly is 5 in october and recently this wee man turned up at Many Tears rescue....

Image

So home he came just 4 weeks ago, he now looks like this...

Image

Image

Image

Now Holly is a very quiet dog, you dont know shes about until the doorbell goes, she walks offlead mostly (we have cycle tracks etc round the corner), But Eddie is completely different, but then he is still young and has not had a good start to life, Eddie is more feisty, bouncy and likes to help 'gardening'... would I change them not on your nelly!.. amazing dogs, bags of personality, charector and such, fun and people loving.. Eddie is already a mummys boy but such a loving little dog given he was so scared of people when he arrived wub.gif
friends of the animals
QUOTE(Natasha Garcia @ 22nd Aug 2008, 7:29 am) *

Well like I said, if anyone has any yummy scruffy JRTs needing cuddles that can hold their own with a basset and rottie (neither of whom have worked out their not puppies any more) then I'm more than happy to have them as fosters.

How many JRTs do you think are a rottie equivelent?

Tash



Tash

Has to be two to a Rottie lol.gif

We will be in touch wub.gif
sweetie
ok pop a JR in the post to me and I will decide if I like them or not... lol.gif










Oh would I have to send them back????
DooBlog
Oh go on then if you're posting pics, here's my bridge babies from childhood. wub.gif

Sam my first ever dog. wub.gif


Image


Rosie who lived to be 14. wub.gif


Image


Sam and my aunties dog Patch. wub.gif


Image


Does that mean we should have had a Rottie as well? lol.gif
hdavies
i often overhear people saying what viscious snappy dogs they are, Luckily i know otherwise adn they are my fave i do believe wub.gif
sally s
we got a little terrier cross from a rescue early this year. i had only seen a face/head photo on the website before we went and his colouring/coat looked more like a border terrier/yorkie from that. he was being walked when we arrived and the first thing i spotted was the amount of white on his chest/lower body and his little queen anne legs lol.gif 'oh no, hes a jack russell' i said to my OH. 'i thought we didnt want one of those?' he replied.

well, no, we didnt really if i'm being honest err.gif i had lived with one for 8 years and she was an absolute madam. belonged to my ex partner and could do no wrong, even when she bit me on the nose as i turned over in bed and accidentally dislodged her off the pillow i got blamed err.gif yes, i know, it was the owner's fault for letting her get away with so much ... and we both wept buckets when she died aged 14 ... but still i didnt want another dog with ANY jack russell in him/her.

our little freddy has been with us 6 months now and we love him to bits. every day he finds some new jack russelly mischief to get up to but gives us lots of laughs and i wouldnt swop him for any other dog wub.gif
Philip Turner
QUOTE(bluegrizzle @ 22nd Aug 2008, 12:01 am) *

what only one now come on surely you have room for aleast one more
lynne


I keep on trying to talk the good lady wife around Lynne, but no luck so far...although she does thing Bonnie is very cute ....and metoo.gif


Phil
I Love MY Cookie
QUOTE(sweetie @ 22nd Aug 2008, 3:58 pm) *

ok pop a JR in the post to me and I will decide if I like them or not... lol.gif
Oh would I have to send them back????



Nope..cos' you would fall in love and adopt him/her and then go on to adopt 2 more tongue.gif



QUOTE(sally s @ 22nd Aug 2008, 5:42 pm) *

we got a little terrier cross from a rescue early this year. i had only seen a face/head photo on the website before we went and his colouring/coat looked more like a border terrier/yorkie from that. he was being walked when we arrived and the first thing i spotted was the amount of white on his chest/lower body and his little queen anne legs lol.gif 'oh no, hes a jack russell' i said to my OH. 'i thought we didnt want one of those?' he replied.

well, no, we didnt really if i'm being honest err.gif i had lived with one for 8 years and she was an absolute madam. belonged to my ex partner and could do no wrong, even when she bit me on the nose as i turned over in bed and accidentally dislodged her off the pillow i got blamed err.gif yes, i know, it was the owner's fault for letting her get away with so much ... and we both wept buckets when she died aged 14 ... but still i didnt want another dog with ANY jack russell in him/her.

our little freddy has been with us 6 months now and we love him to bits. every day he finds some new jack russelly mischief to get up to but gives us lots of laughs and i wouldnt swop him for any other dog wub.gif


I do know that you shouldn't just adopt a dog cos' of the Awwwwwwww factor...but this story has made me go Awwwwwwwwwwwww wub.gif wub.gif

Katherine

XXX
DizzyBlondie
Being a gamekeepers daughter I grew up with Russies in the home along with the bigger dogs but they didn't like me sad.gif I have absolutely no idea why because I've loved dogs from a very young age. The little beggars always chose me to chase and nip, my Mother called it 'love nips'. Yes, righto Mother, just stitch me finger then I'll go play some more wink.gif

Didn't have to much to do with them again until I started transporting for FOAS. Since then I've met 2 who were fine with me, have fostered a Yorkie x JRT who didn't bite me but wasn't bothered about me either he fell for DH and sat and licked all the moisturiser off my Sis's face. I think sometimes the problem is me I think they 'smell' the hesitation but then again my cutsie little ragamuffin Shiddie bit me more times than any JRT did lol.gif

I think they suffer from a misguided reputation, like any breed there are good and there are bad ones smile.gif

Peg x smile.gif
Susieh
I have to be honest and say I'm not a fan of JRTs, although I certainly don't think they are all snappy or horrible dogs. I grew up next door to possibly the most annoying JRT ever biggrin.gif but I have met plenty of nice ones as well. I'm just a big dog person to be honest and not a big terrier fan. Saying all that - I'm sure one day I'll see the sweetest little dog and squeeze one into the pack - after all they don't take up much room.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2014 Invision Power Services, Inc.