Jack Russell makes full recovery after stone incident

by Leanne Thompson on August 30, 2013

Dogs tend to be mysterious in their ways and Jack Russell Star proved this recently, after swallowing 80 stones.

The seven-year-old dog refused to move for a full day following a wander around her garden. When Tracy McCaul, her owner, presented (more…)

Jack Russell stands up to baboon in Knowsley

by Leanne Thompson on July 3, 2013

A one-year-old Jack Russell has become something of a hero in her hometown of Knowsley in (more…)

Crossbreeds get their chance to shine at Crufts

by Darren Jamieson on March 6, 2013

It is the most eagerly anticipated dog show in the United Kingdom and since its formation in 1891 by founder Charles Cruft, millions of (more…)

Dog rehomed by man who rescued her after crash

by Darren Jamieson on August 15, 2012

Wendy, a Bichon Frise-Jack Russell cross, is lucky to be alive following a collision with a vehicle in July of this year. After Wendy was struck by the moving car on Winterstoke Road in Weston-Super-Mare, local (more…)

Dog and owner reunited through Twitter

by Mark James on July 10, 2012

Aside from it being a useful tool for following worldwide trends and staying up-to-date with friends and celebrities, Twitter is proving to be great for campaigns as well. A campaign was recently set up (more…)

Trapped Jack Russell reunited with owners

by Leanne Thompson on May 28, 2012

A Jack Russell named Buster was left shocked over a week ago when he fell down a badger hole.

The gruelling experience lasted a week, meaning the (more…)

Piece of chicken saves trapped Jack Russell

by Darren Jamieson on January 27, 2012

On Saturday last weekend, Tig, a female Jack Russell, was faced with a terrible ordeal when she found herself stuck in an underground tunnel in the Dundee area. Thankfully, Tig has been returned to her owner after 26 gruelling hours alone, with the help of a dog rescue team in Macalpine Road – and a bit of chicken. This unexpected experience may have worried her owner and those trying to help her, but Tig remained unharmed and was eager to fill her belly when she was released from the tunnel.

The ordeal began when Tig was doing her regular habit of chasing rabbits in the (more…)

Hero pup saves heart attack Gran

by Darren Jamieson on September 13, 2011

A grandmother has credited her pup with saving her life after she was struck by a heart attack.

Gwen Risby, 76, of Norwich, collapsed at home after a massive cardiac arrest. Sensing that something was wrong, her 16 week old pup Candy, a Shih Tzu / Jack Russell cross, managed to revive her.

Mrs Risby came to as her pet pawed and scratched at her, and somehow found the strength to make a phone call to her daughter. She said:

“I definitely owe my life to Candy.”

“She was absolutely brilliant. She was so young but she had the sense to bring me round just enough to make a phone call.”

“I was scratched and bleeding but I didn’t really care. Candy just sensed that there was something wrong. Without her I would not be here because no one would have known.”

Critically ill, she was rushed to Norwich University Hospital and was hooked up to life support. thankfully, she recovered fully and was reunited with Candy.

It has long been thought by some that dogs have an spooky sixth sense when it comes to their owners being in danger.

Jenny Smedley, author of several animal books, thinks that dogs are ‘in tune’ with humans, and know when things go awry. She said:

“In the case of the heart attack victim, the dog did not understand what her owner was experiencing but she did sense that her energy had become dangerously low and this would have given the puppy the urge to try to revive her.”

Dog proves that bark is definitely worse than bite

by Leanne Thompson on May 24, 2011

A man whose dogs kept neighbours awake at night through their barking has been fined £300.

John Barrett, from Essex, admitted the charges of failing to comply with a noise abatement notice that ordered that he kept the dogs quiet at night.

The notice was issued on September 28th last year after the council received several complaints from neighbouring residents about Barrett’s Jack Russell and German Sheppard, Colchester Magistrates Court heard. The dogs were (more…)

Small dogs attacked by birds in London

by Leanne Thompson on May 13, 2011

Three small dogs in Chelsea, London, have had to be treated by the vets for injuries sustained to them by birds of prey as they walked in the park.

In the most recent attack, a woman described how the huge bird of prey tried to carry her Jack Russell puppy away.

Rebecca Walsh was walking her 4 month old Jack Russell, Fleur, in Millbank Gardens when the hawk decided to (more…)

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