Facts about Brady the JRT/Pug
- Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Pug Mix
- Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
- ID#: 5215300
My name is Brady the JRT/Pug!
Brady the JRT/Pug's Info...
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Brady was rescued from a kill shelter. This cute Jack Russell/Pug Mix is definitely an interesting looking dog. He does not do well with kids, so he would need to be in an all-adult home, or possibly a home with older teenagers. We would suggest a calm quiet home with minimal traffic. Brady likes to keep all four of his feet on the ground. He HATES to be picked up, although he will sometimes jump into your lap for affection. He likes to be petted. He doesn't have any of the 'little dog crazies' you see with many of the smaller breeds.
Staff Update 2/13/14: We've moved Brady into a different area of the shelter, and we're noticing that he's becoming more people friendly. Before, you would have to spend quite a bit of time with him before he would show you affection. Now, he's eager to meet all of the volunteers. We've also started walking him on the harness, and he does really well.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Jack Russell Terrier was developed in 19th century England by a clergyman named Jack Russell. This feisty little terrier was used to hunt small game, particularly fox, by digging the quarry out of its den. Breeders have emphasized its working ability, so the standard is very broad, encompassing a wide range of accepted body types. On English hunts, the Jack Russell Terriers were supposed to be long-legged enough to keep up with the hounds. The energetic and playful Jack Russell makes a good family companion. The Jack Russell Terrier is a perky, merry, devoted, and loving dog. Spirited and obedient, yet absolutely fearless. Careful and amusing, he enjoys games and playing with toys. Friendly and generally kind to children who have been taught not to tease or strike the dog. They are intelligent, yet willful and determined. They have strong hunting instincts (stronger than your average terrier) and should not be trusted with other small animals. They like to chase and explore. Be careful not to let them off the lead unless they are very well-trained. Jack Russells like to bark and dig. They tend to get restless and destructive if not kept fruitfully occupied and well exercised. Jack Russells climb, which means they can climb over a fence, they also jump. A Jack that stands 12 inches high can easily jump five feet. JRTs are not the breed for a inexperienced dog owner. This is a BIG dog in a little dogs body. The owner needs to be as strong-willed as they are, or this little guy will take over.
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