Female or Male Jack Russell?

by Eric
(St.Louis, Mo USA)

My name is Eric,

I am about to get a new pup from a friend of the family, mid ocotber is when Roxy ( the momma dog )will have her pupps we get the first pick of the liter.My fiance and i are indesicive on wether to get a male or female.
Or if it really matters. This is my first dog i will have and im willing to give it( the 3 P's ) but i was wanting to know your oppion on the matter.


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Oct 17, 2007
by: Anonymous

I have only had two female dogs

But I have plenty of friends who have males.

Everyone says males are more loving than females. My first dog Oreo wasnt very independant, and usually wanted to play with me all the time.. My second, shadow, was COMPLETELY independant. I had her for two weeks before we had to get rid of her, because the apartment didnt allow it. But with all the time with her she mostly only had anything to do with me whenever I would feed her and give her water.

It all depends on wich puppy you like the best. When you go see the litter, you will find a dog, male or female, you like. It isn't really something you can decide on before hand. Know what I mean?

Hope you pick a good one :)


Sep 18, 2007
by: Lisa

I had this same problem as well. My boyfriend told me that I should get a male because they seem to be more affectionate to the whole family. My brother has a female and she seems to be only really affectionate to men.

When I chose my jack I had the pick of the litter so I just watched all of them and it just so happened that the one that kept coming to me and my boyfriend was a male. He has an amazing temperment and loves all people, but that could be just him. I have spoken to a lot of people and they have told me that female dogs tend to be a bit moody.

Another thing to consider is if you are planning on spaying or neutering the dog it is cheaper to neuter then to spay.

Sep 17, 2007
Hey Eric
by: Pics & Tics

Hi Eric, Trisha here from Pics & Tics.

Thank you for your question. I hope more people will chime in on what they prefer - girl or boy dog.

I'm pulled both ways to be honest. It really depends on the dog, and you can't really know what their little personalities will develop into when they are pups.

My first Russell was a boy and I was crazy about him. He was the classic shorty...tough as nails, protective, smart as Einstein, and so loving. But none of my extended family liked him because he was too protective of his territory.

My favorite neices were scared of him because he would charge them when they would visit, feeding on their fear. He loved being tough...and he really was.

He died fighting a dog three times his size and I still grieve for him. He was great.

Now I have Annie who is a mix, and while she is full of the high spirit that is the JRT creed, she is so different from Jim.

She's a bit obnoxious but believes everyone loves her...because she loves everybody. But especially me. She absolutely worships the ground I walk on. And I adore her.

So, I wish I could tell you Eric. If it's a Jack Russell, I can promise you this... boy or girl, it's going to be a strong personality that will keep you on your toes and laughing all the time. They are just so smart. That's why Hollywood loves them...they're almost human.

Anyone else here want to put in their 2 cents for Eric?

Boy or girl. Will it matter...as long as it's a Jack Russell?

Kindest regards,

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