We had two for a short while, one for 16 years. I loved ‘em both terribly but the noise, the animal aggressiveness/prey drive, and the relative difficulty in training them were too much for us. Loveliest breed I’d never have again.It's the Jack Russell life for me. Big dogs = big mounds, and many other things that are just more difficult to manage with a furry roommate or two. I'm a big guy and I love my little dogs.