What about Jack Russell Terriers?: The Joys and Realities of Living with a JRT

What about Jack Russell Terriers?: The Joys and Realities of Living with a JRT

Paperback What About?

By (author) Audrey Pavia

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 210mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 21 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0764540890
  • ISBN 13: 9780764540899
  • Sales rank: 506,908

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Facts and tips on a boisterous, high-energy breed Sure, the Jack Russell dog Eddie on Frasier looks lovable on TV, but would he fit into any other family just as well? What About Jack Russell Terriers? presents realistic, honest answers to important questions concerning this breed's behavior, health and genetics, diet, development, and much more.

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AUDREY PAVIA is a former managing editor of Dog Fancy and a former senior editor of the AKC Gazette. She has written hundreds of articles about dogs, as well as several books.

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Why are Jack Russell Terriers so popular?How much does it cost to keep a JRT?What kind of behavioral problems do JRTs have?That little Jack Russell Terrier puppy is so adorable-but is he the right dog for you? Many prospective dog owners don't ask the questions they should when they're deciding to bring a new puppy home. Now, the What About? series is here to help you understand the real-life implications of your decision, saving you time, money, and potential heartache-and protecting you and the dog from the consequences of an inappropriate choice.Drawing upon the expertise of Jack Russell Terrier breeders, owners, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and trainers, What About Jack Russell Terriers? provides honest, reliable advice on what it's really like to own a JRT-no punches pulled. In a friendly, easy-to-follow Q&A format, author Audrey Pavia offers solid, proven guidance on everything you need to know about raising a JRT, including: Breed characteristics - Behavior - Costs of ownership - Development in all life stages - Diet - Exercise requirements - Genetics and why it's important - Health and general care - Temperament - Training requirements - Working with behaviorists, trainers, and veterinarians - And moreDon't be taken by surprise. Get the answers you need now-before you get that Jack Russell Terrier puppy-and make a smart, informed decision.

Table of contents

1. What Exactly Is a Jack Russell Terrier? 2. How Does a Jack Russell Terrier Behave? 3. How Will My Jack Russell Terrier Grow and Develop? 4. How Healthy Are Jack Russell Terriers? 5. What Should My Jack Russell Terrier Eat? 6. How Much Exercise Does a Jack Russell Terrier Need? 7. What's Involved in Training a Jack Russell Terrier? 8. How Do I Groom My Jack Russell Terrier? 9. Where Should I Get My Jack Russell Terrier? 10. What About Registering My Jack Russell Terrier? How Can I Learn More? Index.