Jack Highland Terrier Activity Requirements
Your Jack Highland Terrier hybrid will be an energetic addition to your family. Both breed parents are contributors of high levels of energy and this energy will need 60 to 80 minutes each and every day of appropriate exercise activity to expend. Those minutes of exercise can be in the form of several daily walks or periods of play time in the dog park, or high intensity fetch in the backyard or obedience and agility training and practice. He is an intelligent canine and, if not provided mental challenge as well as physical challenge, will likely let his inquisitive nature and sensitive nose get him into much mischief if left alone for long periods of time. He is a chewer and a digger, traits which, when combined with his intelligence level, can make him quite the escape artist. He will need to be on leash when he is being walked outside since he will quite happily follow his nose to investigate interesting and unusual scents as he walks along. His small size makes him a perfect canine for apartments and condos, provided appropriate exercise opportunities are afforded him. He will be quite happy as well in a family home with or without a fenced yard, provided he gets his appropriate exercising on a daily basis. He can live in rural or urban settings in any climate as long as he is given adequate extra protection for the temperature extremes in those areas in which climate extremes are likely.