Friday, 11 April 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014 - 'J'

J - Jack Russell Terrier, Jack - the Brown Bomber

A Jack Russell Terrier named Bracken was the second dog in my series North Yorkshire Village Dogs. You can read about him here

Jack Russell - Bracken
Originally bred for fox hunting, to drive or dig foxes out of the ground, the Jack Russell is a small terrier, principally white bodied with smooth or rough-hair.

Alfie - smooth Jack Russell
Nipper, thought to be a Jack Russell, will be recognised by many, listening to 'His Master's Voice.'

His Master's Voice
(Painting by Francis Barnard (1856-1924) in 1898)
In the UK TV Chef Rick Stein's shows were not complete without the presence of his rough-haired Jack Russell named Chalky. Chalky had his own fan club and even had two beers named after him.

On TV in the USA Eddie, a Jack Russell, was Martin Crane's dog on Frasier.

Jack, the Brown Bomber, appears here because of his name - he wasn't a Jack Russell but a chocolate Labrador once owned by my daughter, He had an A-Z Challenge post all of his own in 2011. (here)

A Tribute to Jack - gone but never forgotten.


David Robinson said...

Another appealing post, Bob.

Our present dog, Joe, is Jack Russell. A rescue dog, his front legs are hook in like a Queen Anne coffee table, but like most JR's he's a bundle of fire and energy.

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, Jack was a handsome guy.

I've never had a Jack Russell but I think they are so so cute. Love these little guys.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A friend of mine has a Jack Russell. Very opinionated and strong-willed...also cute and charming!

This is a fine tribute to your daughter's dog, Bob.

Jennifer Hawes said...

I want one! So cute:)

Bish Denham said...

I'm not big on small dogs, but if I were going to get one, this would probably be it... or a dachshund.

Jo said...

Hubby absolutely adored Eddie on Frasier. Do you know Penny, the modest internet superstar?

Lovely dog pix again Bob, thank you.

Laurel Garver said...

My neighbor has a pair, and they are such spunky, bright-eyed little guys. I hear that their high intelligence makes them a bit naughty if they don't get enough exercise and stimulation.

Happy A-Zing!
Laurel's Leaves

Lisa said...

I think JR Terriers are really cute little dogs. Very high energy, and so very smart. I liked the one on the children's show "Wishbone." He was a magical little guy!

Chrys Fey said...

Jack was very handsome! It's always hard to lose a beloved pet, but we never do forget them. <3