We are recent converts to JRT's. For many years I didn't really like them and indeed since owning them have realised that they are Marmite dogs - people ask what breed you have and when you say "JRT" they either screw their faces up as though there is a bad smell or go "Ooooooh" and go on to tell you about a particular JRT that they love.
The boys & I had been trying to persuade Hubby to let us have a dog for years and when we moved the horses to the stables we are at now there were three JRT's, one of which was a pup and very cute plus the stables was sooooo dog friendly (they are allowed to pootle around as they please) that finally Hubby agreed but he only wanted something small.
So, one evening we told the boys (who were then 8yrs & 6yrs) that we were going out and we took them to look at a litter of puppies. The boys chose Milo who was the smallest and the only tan dog in the litter:
He is really tiny, perhaps the smallest JRT I have ever seen and has the shortest legs. He is a really, really good boy with his only fault being he escapes out of the garden so has to go out on a tether!!
He is a sensitive little chap, always has to check with me first if Hubby tells him to do something to see if he really has to and is ruled with a rod of iron by Daisy:
We got Daisy a year after Milo. I was very naughty and got her without telling Hubby as I knew he would say no!! He was very cross. For a couple of hours!!
She is little too, only a bit bigger than Milo. She was meant to be smooth coated too but not long after we got her she started becoming fuzzy and was soon a broken-coated JRT.
She is VERY BOSSY. She henpecks Milo terribly (he doesn't seem to mind luckily). If the horses start scuffling (sometimes they will argue over food) she has to become involved, running round them barking - oblivious to the fact the horses could swat her off like an annoying fly.
She is devoted to us, but hates other people and dogs. She is good with our cats and used to adore Gizmo, the Tonk we lost in a road accident and they would play endlessly.
Their Favourite Place In The Whole World is the stables. They don't have leads as they are just allowed straight out of the car to roam around when we get there so they get excited when they see put on socks because I only wear socks with my yard boots!!
They such a part of the family I couldn't imagine not having them, even though they do yap quite a bit (particularly Daisy!!) and make a dreadful mess sometimes....
Tell me about your pets?!!