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They both are quite cute!
Beautiful little dogs! I know you might disagree but I think a largish head with a mouth full of sharp teeth is almost as important as a small chest- otherwise miniature poodles could do terrier work. Also that terrier doggedness in pursuit- I see that clearly when I'm out and about with my two JRTs- they are consumed by prey drive compared to other mutts... Again- congrats on the fine looking little terriers.
Misto looks male and moxie looks female. Is that because they're male and female, or just how they turned out?
A little of both. Moxie is a very small, female JRTCA- style Jack Russell. With dogs, females are about 15% smaller than males in general, but with long thin legs, every JRTCA dog will look more gazelle-like than Misto's type. Moxie has a female head, and her jaw is much lighter than you might find on a dog 3-4 pounds heavier (ie. with 35 percent more weight).Misto is what some would call an "old school" Jack Russell and others might call a "shorty" or a Russell Terrier. He's a Jack Russell, same as Moxie, which is a dog defined by what he does, but he has shorter legs (and thicker!) and a much more massive head with teeth to match and shoulders to support the head. Though he is about 3/4 of an inch shorter than Moxie, he weighs 35% more -- a dog that will be able to get into a small space and really grip and pull when that is needed.
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