Is a King Charles dog good with other dogs?

OK so I already have a 11 month old king charles femalewho is beautiful and gets along fine with other dogs! I’m thinking of getting another pup- possibly a jack russel (also a female). Does anyone know whether they are good with other dogs?


Answer #1

It’s a deal Phrannie. :)

My “pet” peeve (pun intended) is when people cross breed and call them designer breeds.

Welcome to the board, but I must confess it can become addictive. I wasn’t too sure about this site at first, but now it has become a site that I visit most days. :)

Answer #2

Hey Phrannie,

I am in awe that you are active in rescue. What a noble cause! Sounds like you are the go to person for this answer. :) Sorry if my answer came off sounding rude or anything, what I tried to say didn’t come out right. I admire what you’ve done with animals. You rock! :)

Answer #3

I left out the most important part…the question…It wouldn’t be your spaniel who’d have the problem with the JRT, if it’d be anything, it’d be the other way around…:)


Answer #4

Well, I wish your mind was in everyone else’s but it’s not. Most dogs are not spayed or neutered. It would be good if they were. But there are tons of unwanted dogs and cats born every year. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that all dogs and cats will be neutered.

Answer #5

depend on the dog – ask whoever you buy the puppy from if it gets along with others. if they can’t answer, then experiment – but don’t stereotype one breed.

Answer #6

FOUND this comment on the Internet

Some of the time these little dogs don’t get along well with other pets such has cats. Even though they are just playing here it can become hazardous to the cat as the pup gets older. This is not to say that you can not have any other pets , but to warn you that they may not get along. We have had very little trouble with the ones that the Jack Russells have grown up or grew up with them around. The place we live at now had quite a few cats that got left on the place when we bought it(to wild to cacth). They would run from our Jack Russells bad mistake, that just gave our Jacks something to chase. Needless to say they didn’t all make it.

Answer #7

No problem, I’m new here, so nobody knows who I am, what I do, or how I think…I forget that, myself…:)

What started out for me as “offering a helping hand” once, has evolved into a “cause” that’s lasted 36 years…I’ll make ya a promise…if we get a question about purposely breeding crossbred pets, or some other irresponsible folly, I’ll have your back…and hopefully you have mine…two is stronger than one.


Answer #8

Don’t worry that I will delude myself into thinking most cats and dogs are neutered and spayed. I’ve been an active in “rescue” for over 30 years…and have driven thousands of miles delivering and transporting those “throw away” pets to new owners.

The very fact that this person asked about the JRT breed, BEFORE she got one, intimated to me that she is a responsible dog owner, and deserved an honest answer…two females are more likely to fight, just as two males are more likely to fight. AND terriers are more likely to be dog aggressive than other groups.


Answer #9

Well…you’d probably want to get a male, so the chances of fighting are less…but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any.

JRT’s (actually, most of the terrier breeds) tend to be more dog aggressive, than say a hunting dog, or a herding breed. With Airedales and JRT’s at the top of that list, as the most aggressive.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because JRT’s are little, that they’ll want to be a companion lap dog…A JRT will run circles around you…they are active in the extreme…and smart…don’t plan on sitting around watching TV with it, unless you’ve given it a LOT of exercise during the day…EVERY day.


Answer #10

They don’t get pregnant if they are neutered and spayed…which in my mind, ALL companion animals should be.


Answer #11

Well, if she got a male there would be chances for puppies…

Answer #12

Sorry about posting twice, but I knew there was a site that offers “The Good and the Bad” of every breed…I know I can’t post the link, but here what they say is the bad, (just so you can mull over before you get one…)

The dynamic terrier temperament (see full description below) Vigorous exercise requirements Aggression toward other animals – very strong chasing instincts Stubbornness Digging holes Barking Shedding (smooth coat) Regular brushing and trimming (wiry coat)

If you don’t want to deal with:

  1. The dynamic terrier temperament. Most terrier breeds are remarkably similar. The same words are used over and over – quick to bark, quick to chase, lively, bossy, feisty, scrappy, clever, independent, stubborn, persistent, impulsive, intense.

  2. Providing enough exercise and mental stimulation. Jack Russell Terriers are incredibly active go-getters. They MUST have regular opportunities to vent their energy and to use their busy minds to do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored – which they usually express by barking and destructive chewing. Bored Jack Russells can make a shambles of your house and yard.

  3. Animal aggression. Many Jack Russell Terriers are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs. Two Jack Russells should not be left alone together – one may kill the other over possession of a toy. Most Jack Russells also have incredibly strong instincts to chase and seize small fleeing creatures. They are capable of seriously injuring or killing smaller animals, including cats and pet rabbits.

  4. Fence security. Many terriers are clever escape artists who will go over or under fences in search of adventure. You may need higher fences than you might imagine for their small size. You may also need to sink wire into the ground along the fence line to thwart digging. Gates should have the highest quality locks.

  5. Barking. Terriers are often too quick to sound the alarm at every new sight and sound. You have to be equally quick to stop them. If you work all day and have close neighbors, terriers are not the best choice for you. For the same reason, terriers should NEVER be left outside in your yard, unsupervised. To make matters worse, some terriers have high-pitched barks that can set your teeth on edge.

  6. Mind of their own. Jack Russell Terriers are not Golden Retrievers. Though much more amenable to training than many other terriers, they must still be taught at an early age that they are not the rulers of the world. The toughness that makes them suited to killing vermin can frustrate you when you try to teach them anything. Terriers can be stubborn and dominant (they want to be the boss) and will make you prove that you can make them do things. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.

  7. Defensive reactions. If you need to physically chastise a terrier, and you go beyond what THEY believe is a fair correction, terriers (as a group) are more likely than other breeds to growl or snap. It may be because they were bred to become more fierce when their prey fought back, I.e. terriers are apt to “return pain” if they “receive pain.” As an obedience instructor, I’m always extra careful when putting my hands on any terrier for a correction.

  8. Grooming and shedding. The smooth-coated Jack Russell sheds quite a bit. His short coarse hairs come off on your hands and stick tenaciously to your clothing, upholstery, and carpeting. The wiry-coated whiskery Jack Russell requires regular brushing, and also occasional trimming and clipping.

  9. I do NOT recommend terriers for small children. Many terriers will not tolerate any nonsense from little life forms whom they consider to be below themselves in importance. Many terriers are quick to react to teasing, and even to the normal clumsiness that comes with small children (accidental squeezing of their ears or pulling of whiskers or stepping on their paw). Many terriers are possessive of their food and toys and will defend these from all comers, including children.

A JRT might not be for you!

That’s the whole quote from the site…””

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