Showsight Presents The Russell Terrier

“THEY DO WELL WITH CHILDREN, WHO ARE TAUGHT TO RESPECT ANIMALS. After all children are always doing their 2 favorite things, eating and playing.”

a fenced yard. Th ey can do well with other pets if they are socialized with them early on. Th ey do well with children, who are taught to respect animals. After all chil- dren are always doing their 2 favorite things, eating and playing. You need a good sense of humor to own one. Th ey are always thinking of new funny things to do that are enter- taining. Th ey do things like carry a ball to the top of stairs and drop it so they can run down and get it. I’ve seen them throw a ball up in the air and catch it themselves. Th ey’ve also been known to outsmart the other pets they live with. I know of one who lived with another small mixed breed, whose owner used to give them treats every night. Th e Russell would always get his and the other dogs. Th e Russell would bark and start to run

to the other room as soon as they both got their treats. Th e mixed breed would drop his treat and ran in to see what was going on; meanwhile the Russell would go and eat the other dog’s treat. Th e other dog never figured out what the Russell was doing. Th e Russell Terrier is a unique breed and truly a joy to own to those who are suited for them. BIO I live in Sunny Southern California. I have been breeding and showing Russells, attending Terrier Trials and Fun Days, since 1995. I have been a member of the American Russell Terrier Club since 1996. I helped with getting the breed AKC recognition. I have been the rescue chair, terrier trial co-chair, the newslet- ter editor, the health & genetics commit-

tee chair, the breed standard committee chair, the vice president and now the president of the club. I love this breed and will enjoy seeing them progress in AKC while keeping true to its original purpose, a small fox hunting terrier.

“YOU NEED A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR TO OWN ONE. THEY ARE ALWAYS THINKING OF NEW FUNNY THINGS TO DO THAT ARE ENTERTAINING. They do things like carry a ball to the top of stairs and drop it so they can run down and get it.”

S HOW S IGHT M AGAZINE , M ARCH 2014 • 217

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