Jack Russell Terrier
Diamond Eye is our Beautiful Jack Russell Terrier.
Diamond was born in August 26, 2001. Diamond was about 8
weeks old when we acquired him. Upon Diamonds arrival home
with us, he was immediately given his first bath by me. Diamond
was born and raised on a farm up till the time we found him, and
on our first inspection of him, he looked a creamy butterscotch
color, except for his face! We were really pleasantly surprised
when after his bath, he was a most beautiful white, with a few
black spots sprinkled here and there on his body.
He was taken to our vet the very next day, and was given his shots,
as well as checked for worms, which he had three different kinds!
He was placed on medication, and after his treatment was given a
clean bill of health, with no worms of any kind. Other than the
problems of worms, Diamond was and is a healthy puppy.
We are very thankful for that!
Misty Our Beautiful Cat. One of our main concerns in
acquiring Diamond ( or any dog ) was our cat Misty. We have
had Misty since she was 7 months old, and raised her with our
dog Pudgy. Pudgy was our baby before he was weaned, and was
great with Misty! He became a little mother to her! Pudgy had to
be put to sleep about 4 years ago, when he got really bad with
cancer. We loved him so, and didn't want to let them put him to
sleep, but they, ( the vet ) said that it would eventally have to be
done, and Pudgy was going to suffer even more as time went on,
if we continued to delay it. Misty looked for Pudgy for the longest
after he left us. We didn't think she would accept another pet
since we had her so long by herself, especially a dog, and at the
time we really didn't want another dog. As time went on, since we
have always had a dog as a pet, we began to think of getting
another dog, and we felt it had to be a puppy, so that we would
have a better chance of Misty accepting it, and the dog accepting
her. Finally we made the decision to get another dog, and started
our search for just the right one for us. I did alot of research on
the certain breeds of dogs, that I felt would be good around Misty.
I had read all the info I could get on the Jack Russell website,
and knew that the Jack Russell Terrier was the type of dog that
we would look at in our search for a pet dog. I also knew that the
Jack Russell could possibly be a threat to Misty if we did not
train him to be very considerate of her and gentle. But we felt
that this breed would pose no more danger to Misty than some
of the other breeds.
Now that we have had Diamond for almost 5 months and
have watched him with Misty, we feel that we made the right
choice. Diamond is gentle, kind, and sharing with Misty. At times,
him still being yet just a puppy, he wants to play with Her but she
will only tolerate him to a point. Misty has been declawed in the
front paws, so we are very protective of her. She is not allowed
outdoors at all unless we carry her. But oddly Misty doesn't act or possibly even know that she has been declawed, she still sharpens
her claws, she has a hard paw slap when playing, or in a guarded situation, and she sure knows how to use her teeth and back
claws. She has taken on a tigress growl since we have had
Diamond! She growls at him all the time, even while she is eating
his food! They are so cute to watch and we enjoy them very much.
We have had to rescue Diamond on occassion! He will go to Misty,
give her sugar, and then just turn his head from side to side for her
slaps! If she had claws poor little Diamond would have had the
scars to show from it!
Misty and Diamond. We will of course continue
to watch them closely, and as Diamond continues to grow up with
her, we are hoping Misty will eventually accept him to the point that
she at leasts doesn't growl continually at him! And of course we
are protective of Diamond also. We don't let him run loose by
himself. He stays inside with us, he sleeps with us, when he wants
to, which is most of the time! He and Misty both have slept at the
foot of our bed, of course One on each side, and her continual
growling till she assumes Diamond is really asleep and not going
to move towards her!
Diamond is very smart. Learns quickly at all we have tried
to teach him. He is gentle, loving and kind, but he is also very
protective of us, and his home. There has already been an occasion
or two where our neighbors big dog has ventured in our yard and
Diamond being about 15 times smaller has run her or him out of our
yard. He doesn't fear a bigger dog that's a fact! He loves running
after the birds from time to time, and I am trying to teach him that I
like the birds, and thereby wish him not to run them off! We have a
beautiful red bird that visits us, and Diamond has been firmly told to
leave him alone! You know I believe he knows what I am talking
about, for he never bothers the red bird! He also enjoys scattering
the squirrels away when they come out of the brush. We didn't get
Diamond for a hunting dog, but his natural instincts to do so, show,
even out in our yard. We didn't get Diamond to show in the Dog
Shows, although, He has the quality to do so. We got Diamond to
be a member of our family, to love and have fun with!
Diamond is registered with the National Kennel Club, Inc., in their
Stud Files:UPDATE: Feb. 01-05
We had Diamond Eye "Fixed" about 4 months ago, and of course
now he can not be a Stud dog.
We are considering allowing Diamond to Stud, only with
Registered Females, and predominately all white coloring.
Diamond is all white on his body, except for the small black round
spots that are sprinkled thru-out. He is tri-colored on his face only.
He has beautiful markings, and would make a wonderful match for
a all white, female Jack Russell Terrier. We would love to have a
puppy that Diamond has sired. He will be a year old this coming
August, the vet has said he is ready to mate now for he shows the
tendency to do so!, at times. But we prefer to wait till he is near a
year old, and for his first mating, we are considering in exchange
for his services, to have the option to choose our pick from the
litter. After his first mating, we may consider allowing him to Stud
for a fee. We are very proud of Diamond, and already love him as
part of our family. We don't intend to have him neutered, and do
want to eventually acquire a puppy he has sired, as an addition to
the family, or to give to a family member who will love and care
for him as we do Diamond. We do have a concern to have more
than Diamond in our care, with us having Misty. We love Misty
also and we do not want to endanger her needlessly.
**NOTE UPDATE** Diamond Eye has had his mate and they
now have three (3) lovely babies. Diamond Eye has been "fixed",
so of course he won't be doing stud service..!
More About Diamond...April 27th, 2003.
Diamond will be 4 years old this coming August of 2003.
We have had quite some time now with Diamond and he has proved
to be the gentliest and sweetest dog for us to train as far as our
"house rules go". Misty still "just puts up with him" I don't know if
she will ever fully be with Diamond as she was our former dog
Here is a photo of Misty laying on some discarded Sunday Paper,
and Diamond Doing His Best to get her to play with him and one
of his new toys, sitting behind me in my computor room. Of course
Diamond could also be trying to keep Misty from getting too close
to me. He does that at times!
Diamond knows he must be gentle with Misty and has never tried
to hurt her in any way. They are a great pair to watch when
Diamond tries to get Misty to run and play with him. He circles
all around Misty, runs to and fro, with Misty doing her warning
growl and slapping at him. She has gotten him with her teeth a
time or two, and we find we have to watch out for Diamond
with Misty, more than Misty with Diamond! at least when
Diamond is in one of his more playful moods.....and Misty
just wants to be left alone!
My husband had open heart surgery in Jan. of this year, and when
I brought him home from the hospital, I was concerned Diamond
wouldn't stay off him, as he was so use to just jumping up on his
lap or chest when he wanted something. I took all precautions
that I could to ensure that didn't happen during my husband's
healing process. But Diamond amazed me, showing gentleness,
and staying well away from my husband during that time. This
type of dog, has been a great joy to us, as well as being so very
loving. I declare he shows us more love, and attention than our
grand kids do!! He has become almost like our child. Our grown daughter has even allowed us to refer to her with Diamond as his
"Sissy"! And of course, mercy me, I am Mom and my husband
is Dad to Diamond.! I never thought I'd let myself be called Mom
to a dog! But Diamond really is more than just a Dog to us, really.
He shows sadness when he knows we are upset with him for
something he shouldn't do, pouts when he doesn't get his way,
or when we bring in a bag from the store, with no new toy or treat
for him. He goes just about everywhere with us, post office,
store ( he stays in the car till we get back and of course in hot
weather, one of us stays in the car with him, so that we can
keep the air conditioner on if we are going shopping and not
just getting an item and getting right back out to him, when it
is cooler we leave all windows cracked just enough so that he
can't get his head thru them but get plenty of air.) he goes
always to the lake with us at Brigadoon Resort where we have
our motor home parked for the season, and looks so sad if we
do go somewhere where we can't take him and have to leave
him home. He knows just when we are ready to go somewhere,
and shadows us till we get him in the car with us for our trip!
He loves it at the lake with us, ( this also gives Misty a breather
from him, and full queen like priority over being at home all on
her own for a day or two! we always leave her more than enough
water, fresh litter, and food to do till we get back, and we make
sure that everything electrical is off, and double check everything
before we leave her, as well as our next door neighbor aware that
Misty is home alone so that she can keep and eye out for her.
Diamond doesn't have the room in the motor home to do his daily
running so he makes up for it when we get back home, after he
comes in and gives Misty sugar, ( he misses her so much while
we are away...) and Misty I think just might miss him a tiny bit
too. Then he is off gathering his toys ( at this point he doesn't
know for sure exactly which one he would rather play with ) but
he gathers them all up and like a small child our house is
scattered with his toys! Once he decides what he wants to play
with first, he is off running and flopping his toy along with him,
Misty the whole while doing her growing and carefully watching
to make sure he isn't really coming after her! What a time we have
with them, and love most every minute of it. Sometimes it does
get nerve racking when we are trying to eat, both of them wanting
what we got, and each trying to keep the other away from us till
they get it!
Diamond comes up to me when I spend a long time at the
computor working, and nudges his head up to my lap and pushes
my keyboard in, when he just has to have attention from me! I get
so tickled at him, that most of the time I have to give him a few
minutes time even at my busiest hours!
We are getting our back yard fenced in for him this coming week,
so that if he wants to he will have more room to run as the section
I had fenced in before my husband came home from the hospital is
really to small for him to actually do his "race running" in. I
believe as fast as he runs at times he could win any dog race! He
just came in here and brought me his ball, pushed my keyboard in
and placed it in my lap, wanting me to stop and play! We love
this dog, as active, playful, sensitive, gentle, and loving as he is.
We are glad this little Jack Russell Terrier became OURS.!
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UPDATE: NOV. 11, 2003.
We have finally found a mate for our Diamond Eye.! We are so
excited and are getting ready for her arrival on Nov. 20th, when she
is completely weened from her Mother. We will be adding
photographs of Diamond's future mate, of course she will have the
time to grow accustomed to Diamond before that official mating
date.! We will tell you how our Diamond chose his future partner in
a Special Page we will design with Diamond and ( we have already
named her ) but we won't say till we do the page of the little miss
when we get her all settled in our home. Stay tuned, this could be
very interesting indeed.!
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