Apr 14, 2003, 8:45 PM
Post #11 of 39
Welcome to the forum! I own a JRT, he's almost 1.5 yrs and very energetic ...personally i wudn't advise u to get a JRT if you're living in an apartment...i was previously staying in an apartment and keeping a JRT in one is a very hard thing to do....don't be fooled by their size, their energy and exercise needs is equivalent to a BIG dog, if not more....they're very active and they do need a lot of exercise to keep them happy....i had a hard time keeping him satisfied in the apartment last time...if they don't get enough exercise and still hv a lot of energy to burn, they'll most likely channel this energy to something else, that usually will lead to chewed up furniture and everything that will let u hv a big headache ....JRTs are suppose to be vocal too but if you're lucky you'll get a more silent type ....if u hv someone in the apartment with him the whole day to play with him then it's ok...but if he's going to be left alone all day, when you come home in the evening, he's going to be like those bulls waiting to charge out full force once let out
There are other small and more suitable breeds to keep in an apartment besides JRT and beagles, eg. pugs, shih tzu, etc....good luck!