What about a Norfolk or Norwich Terrier? There is also the Border Terrier that is also another breed that I like a lot as well. I never used to like small breeds, until my first dog show on TV years ago when I first saw both the Norfolk and Norwich terriers. If I was in the market for either breeds, I like the hunt/trail breeders better. They truly do know their dogs and which ones would have better hunting instincts.
I think JRT's are amazing dogs, but not everyone can handle their personality just like not everyone can handle a GSD. Like I said I would ask the hunter/trail breeders what they think would be the best breed for your situation and lifestyle. Its not easy to tell which dog would have the instincts needed and which one doesn't have a natural hunting/killing instinct. I'm a member on the UKC forum, I joined when I wanted a hunting Labrador Retriever (still want a lab someday, but I'm waiting to get any animal right now).
What about a seasoned and trained trail/hunting dog? The dog would already be trained and there would be no guess work on your part! They are used to other dogs and are always eager for the hunt!
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Last edited by CelticGlory; 02-12-2013 at 06:12 PM.