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    My sister's Jack Russell died several months ago after getting her teeth cleaned - she was an older dog.
    As much as I loved her dog she she had a tendency to kill all the lizards in the garden and chase off every little bird and dig holes.

    I think a Fox Terrier would be a calmer dog and would make a good companion and watch dog. I will be getting the pup for her, preferably in November.

    Anyone care you share your experiences or opinions?
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    Both are very similar in ever aspect. The one is just a little larger.

    Depending on garden size, id rather go for either a schnauzer or Bewer Yorkie. both dont shed and are real good with the family
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    Sorry to disagree but Foxey's can be just as energetic and at times destructive as a Jack. A West highland or Scottish sounds more suitable. They can be energetic and good watch dogs but there are not as destructive and adapt well to living indoors. They also tend to train a bit easier ... as long as you do it in such a way as they think it is their idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duster Jack View Post
    Both are very similar in ever aspect. The one is just a little larger.

    Depending on garden size, id rather go for either a schnauzer or Bewer Yorkie. both dont shed and are real good with the family
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    Thanks. I forgot to mention the garden is over 1000 sq M, so it will have plenty of room to run. My Aunt on the farm had Fox Terriers and they seemed very robust dogs.
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    I love Foxies. more than JR's
    JR's is difficult to train, they are a stubborn breed .
    Foxies are extremely loyal and perfect watch, guard companions.

    Keep them busy , and play and play
    JR's are also prone to injuries, Vet's love them , because they are the breed that keep their clinic's going
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    Robust, oh yeah. they are tough, so I suppose it comes down to what role you want the terrier to perform. Foxey's for sure will run the farm ragged, but if left alone they will find ways to entertain them selves. Instincts will kick in and when they learn to hunt dig and chew, well this is what they will do and no stopping them.
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    had jack russels my whole life, lovely dogs but kill anything they can catch they shed so much hair it can get frightning. i have to old ones left at home in there old age they great but still wiped out my all my chicken last year when gate was noy closed my house sitter, got a new dog last year and went with a beagle must say im loving it almost a big jack russel with out the side affects but loves to dig holes when bored

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    I've read that Jack Russells are hard to train and that could definitely be an issue. The Jack Russell she had also killed all the newly acquired guinea fowl when it was still young!

    Do Fox Terriers shed less that Jack Russells?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    .... all he said
    You are 100% correct in every statement you make... just not so easy to choose...

    I have 3 daschunds, and one is a real gardener, digs up everything in his quest to catch lizards.... and moles. So 2 are hunters in the garden and the third is lazy and sleeps and eats....

    So, you get the breed... then you get the individuals.... not easy to pick....

    One of my favourite little dogs was a schipperke, (or had some in her) that would also fill the gap again for me.

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    Here is a list of what she probably needs;

    A good companion as well as watch dog.
    Robust not prone to injuries - she is retired and hence on fixed income.
    Low maintenance - a quick bath, preferably no brushing or primping required.

    The dog would be an outside dog but will sleep indoors at night and during inclement weather. It would be nice if it could get on with other animals like chickens rather than seeing them as something to take down.
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    Default Re: Fox Terrier or Jack Russell

    Both Breeds are just dogs for people who really want a cat that can't bury it's own poo...

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    Jackies are a handful when young.

    What about a Staffie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Both Breeds are just dogs for people who really want a cat that can't bury it's own poo...
    Oh No! So your suggestion would be a St Bernard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Both Breeds are just dogs for people who really want a cat that can't bury it's own poo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Jackies are a handful when young.

    What about a Staffie?

    Robust, loyal, low maintenance, obedient
    I'm not too familiar with the breed but will do some research - thanks.
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    FWIW, my two JRs have been super easy to train. Maybe I just got lucky?
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    Or perhaps you are just a good trainer?
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    Wired Haired Foxterrier!

    Wonderfull personality, good watchdog and they do not shed. I have him shaved every 6-8 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Sorry to disagree but Foxey's can be just as energetic and at times destructive as a Jack. A West highland or Scottish sounds more suitable. They can be energetic and good watch dogs but there are not as destructive and adapt well to living indoors. They also tend to train a bit easier ... as long as you do it in such a way as they think it is their idea
    I'm with Stranger on this - we have a Fox Terrier. He is super intelligent and learns quickly, but being a terrier he can decide that he knows the command but isn't interested so then you have some fun. At 5 years old, obedience and clicker trained, he is an awesome dog. He definitely is a hunter of note - lizards, birds, anything that moves (and sometimes things that don't). Super high energy breed, being a working dog they need to be exercised and kept busy otherwise they find their own way to keep busy and it is usually destructive.

    Oh and they shed just like the Jack Russells. But they are awesome dogs, super alert, tough and loyal as can be. Wouldn't change the little white lightning bolt for the world

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