Thinking about getting a JRT?

I originally got Gromette because of a clause in my lease stating that I could not get a dog weighing more than 25 pounds. (The landlord feared that a heavier dog's claws would scratch the maple flooring). It's quite probable that no first time Jack Russell owner quite knows what they are getting into. The breed is notorious for its energy and recalcitrance, not to mention digging, chewing, and terrorization of smaller animals. But, if you invest the time, you will be rewarded with a smart, loyal, playful dog which becomes a seamless part of your family. There are plenty of websites that will give you details about the breed. I thought I'd use this site to relay my own experiences.

6 years of things that I'm still not that happy about:

If you really want a JRT...