is a Jack Russel Terrier we adopted in 2004.
We rescued him from a household where he had
been severely abused. He'd been beaten so much,
one of his ribs had been cracked.
9 to 10 months of trial and error we were able
to develop a mutual trust with him and he has
been much better. One of the many things we
learned about Jack Russel Terriers is that sometimes
they introduce a growl or showing of the teeth
as body language for several emotions and only
in one out of five instances it means aggressiveness.
assume that if someone had him and didnt know
this, probably tried to beat this behavour out
growls sometimes when his emotions are so overwhelming
and he knows of no other way to express himself.In
the case of happiness it is combined with a
smile and an energetic wagging of the tail.
Lots of times it includeds jumping.
Petey has now landed in a very loving gay family
and the only thing he has to worry about is
what outfit to wear.