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The purpose of this post is to introduce you all to the world of Jack Russell terriers, and specifically one particular breed which takes things a little further. Yes, you guessed it — I’m talking about the Hyper Jack Russell!
Introducing the Jack Russell Terrier
Everything about these dogs is special. From their build, to their character, to their incredible ‘hyperness’ that explodes on the dog when it feels it’s going to get its way, and most importantly it’s boundless energy! Even though it’s not a recognised breed (or should I say ‘breed’ as there is debate about whether this is actually a recognised dog, though in my opinion they are) there are many people who have fallen in love with them and genuinely believe they make great pets.
Firstly, let’s start with their appearance. These dogs are quite a small breed, and although this is mainly because of their muscular build, it’s important to note that although these dogs are not big dogs in size, they’re very strong and energetic. Rather than being clumsy and heavy they’re energetic and agile, making them very suited for all sports!
They have a strong build for both protection and hunting, meaning that they can be used to catch the biggest of animals. They have “mixed” genes which give them a lot of the characteristics of both breeds. Their light weight allows them to work at high speeds but still be able to carry and fight large threats if required.
Most importantly, they have the intelligence and skills required to follow orders, meaning that they’re very easy to train. Anyone who wants a dog for a guard or hunting role should consider them!
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