Owing to their history as fox hunters, Jack Russell Terriers generally do not get along well with other pets and can get aggressive with them. Hence, they need to be trained in socialization at an early age.
Jack Russell Terriers are very affectionate and make for good family dogs. However, they can be quite a handful to handle for very young children.
Jack Russell Terriers can be left home alone for 5 - 6 hours a day without any problem. However, if the dog is not accustomed to be kept alone, durations longer than that can lead to them experiencing separation anxiety.
Jack Russell Terriers have three coat types which are smooth, broken, and rough. All of these coats are easy to groom. Your Jack Russell will only need brushing once a week.
Owing to their history as hunters and their alertness, Jack Russell Terriers do bark a lot. They tend to bark if they sense a stranger or another animal approaching.