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If you are familiar with the history of the Jack Russell
Terrier you know they were bred by Parson John Russell to
bolt fox out of their dens during the English fox hunts in the
mid-1800's.  Today, the Jack Russell will 'go-to-ground' for
many small ground dwellers, including fox, groundhog,
raccoon and opossum.  Squirrels, rats, mice and even
birds don't stand a chance with a determined JR around
the house either.  To be honest the thought of hunting
has always made me a bit squeamish.  But.......this past
year, I went hunting for the first time with a group of
experienced hunters with their terriers.  It is truly amazing
to see these little dogs do what their instinct tells them
to do.  How can they go into a tiny, completely dark tunnel
and know what to do?  I don't know, but it is awesome to
watch.  If you have the opportunity to get your terrier
into the hunt field, please do, but go with experienced
hunters who know how to keep you and your dog as
safe as possible.  Here are a few pictures of some of our
hunting experiences this past year....

Eastlake Winnie catching a breath while working
two raccoons....

Hmmmmmm is anybody home????

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