Jack of all trades

Although Bella’s exact specifications are unknown, I suspect (and many of you agreed) that she has some Beagle and Jack Russell Terrier in there (sometimes known as a Jack-a-Bee), and maybe a little Corgi too.  Since we’ve done No Frown Friday tributes to Beagles and Corgis, it’s time to complete the trifecta!

  1. First up, your punny pet name:  Jack Russell Crowe.
  2. Speaking of names, do you know how the Jack Russell Terrier got its name?  Once you know its origin story, click over to Dogster to learn more about this feisty breed or watch this clip from Dogs 101.
  3. In the epic battle of JRTs vs. sprinkler, who wins?  We do.
  4. Sprinkler defense aside… prepare for your heart to melt when you watch this video of a JRT mix nursing some abandoned kittens.
  5. JRTs can also play soccer and fly through the air with the greatest of ease. They really can do it all – remember Jesse?  (Sometimes, perhaps, they should be a bit less ambitious.)

The video below reminded me of Bella… she does this every morning and often additional times throughout the day:

(via The Dog Files)

It seems like I’m always seeing JRTs in pop culture – which famous cutie is your favorite?  I’m partial to Wishbone (portrayed by the awesomely named Soccer), followed closely by Eddie from Frasier (played by the equally awesome Moose).

Think you could handle one of these adorable balls of energy?  Then get out there and rescue a Jack Russell!

 

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7 thoughts on “Jack of all trades

  1. JRT's are really cute. They seem to have really wonderful personalities too. I thought Eddie/Moose was very well trained and talented.

  2. OUr buddie Hattie Mae is a JRT and we love how bouncy trouncy fun fun fun fun fun! she is (kind of like a tigger ;)

  3. i love that he turned and went back under the couch! awesome. thanks for that!

    -Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

  4. Jack Russels are a fun breed, with LOTS of energy and smarts! Sometimes people don't realize how much energy these little guys have, we had one returned to the shelter twice because he was too much for the families to handle. He did end up getting adopted to a family that already had a Jack Russel and it has been a good fit so far! Very fun little dogs!

    Kirby's mom

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