Jack Russell Terrier - Canine Companion or Demon Dog (Chapter 10, page 1 of 3)

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Chapter 10

Despite all the cautions and arguments to be made against prospective owners buying a Jack Russell thinking that they’re going to get the kind of dog they see on TV, behaving and looking cute; you can’t help but fall in love with the ones who do appear on screen. Some dogs will find fame and become endeared tot the hearts of the public in other ways. No matter the reasoning, be it through Hollywood or public bravery, here are some of the world’s most famous Jack Russell’s who will always have a home in the hearts of people around the world.

Krypto the Superdog
Okay, although this first one is a fictitious character, it is no less interesting. Krypto was introduced as a character in the Superman comics of the 1960’s. Krypto is a white terrier type breed that was the sole canine survivor of the planet Krypton and because of a strange time/space vortex did not arrive on Earth until much later than Superman. Krypto quickly became a popular recurring character and an unofficial part time sidekick of Superman. Since then Krypto has earned popularity all of his own. Krypto has gone on to establish his own spin-off of the Superman franchise and today is featured in his own toys, books, games, comics, and even his own Saturday morning cartoon. Although there’s been no official word on his breed, since he is supposed to be from Krypton, it is still open; but it has been said that original concept for the character was based on a Jack Russell Terrier from a line of smooth coated Jack’s that was all white in color.

Moose is best known as the canine actor who played “Eddie” on the popular TV show Fraser, a spin-off of the classic Cheers sitcom. Moose’s expert timing and comical facial features made him one of the most popular actors on the show. Moose was also the star of the classic children’s movie “My Dog Skip” starring Frankie Muniz. As if TV and Film weren’t enough, Moose was also the lucky Jack Russell that parachuted into the half-time show with Seinfeld star Jason Alexander during the 1996 Super bowl.

Enzo is the wiry haired look-a-like son of Moose. As his father began to age and the stunts became too demanding for him Enzo stood in for him in the more challenging scenes on both Fraser and in “My Dog Skip”.

Although you likely won’t know Soccer by his real name, if you a parent of a child in the late 90’s you probably know him by his stage name, also the title of his popular children’s show, Wishbone. As Wishbone, Soccer has entertained millions of children worldwide and easily earned a reputation as one of the world’s most intelligent dogs. Soccer has gone to great lengths in the name of entertainment, even dressing up in costume and acting out classic stories; all the while bringing the unique personality and life of the Jack Russell to the screen.

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