Jack Russell terrier
May 6, 1998 - July 12, 2014
Jackie was born in Rose Canyon and came to Alpine a couple of months
later. Her home was the oak-brush foothill area of Alpine's Dry Creek Canyon,
looking up at Lone Peak and Box Elder Peak. She lived to the old dog age
of 16, and only started to slow down in her last year.
the base of a fir tree on the Phelps Canyon trail in the Lone Peak
Wilderness, just 1/2 mile from her home.
|From the age of
four months, Jackie ran behind Bruce's bike as he explored the trails that
eventually became Lambert Park. Later she explored trails all around the
state. She was the ultimate trail dog.
Jackie patrols for
cougars while Kristen, Jessica, and Alex hike near their home.
||Jackie was a Jack Russell terrier of the long-coat, long-leg
variety. Jack Russells love to run and are almost tireless. Their small
mass and white coat lets them zoom along while other dogs are stopped by
the summer heat.
Jackie takes a break in Fort Canyon on a 16-mile ride of the old
Alpine Perimeter Trail.
|Jackie was a great family dog. She loved little kids. But
she was very slow to warm up to other dogs. As long as they ignored her,
she was fine. But she'd go after a 100-pound brute if it acted friendly.
Jackie waits for some turkey tetrazinni to cook on the shore of Echo
Reservoir as she travels the Rail Trail with Bruce and Alex.
||Up to the last year of her life, Jackie would do about 100
miles a month on the trail. Her top
speed was 22 miles per hour. Her biggest day was
at age eleven: 37 miles and 4700 vertical feet on the Strawberry
Jackie poses with Bruce at the viewpoint of the Pipeline Trail.
|Jackie was a sucker for Powerbars and Cliff Bars. She'd mooch little pieces from
the kids as they rode paved family trails with Jackie running alongside.
Peanut butter was her favorite flavor.
Jackie gets a bit of Powerbar from Kristen on the Jordan River
Parkway near Thanksgiving Point.
Jackie was in show business. Like one of her
relatives, Wishbone. And there's Eddie, on Frazier. And
"My Dog Skip." All Jack Russells. Jackie became one of
Utah's most recognized dogs as she ran in biking videos and posed for
photos on trails around Utah. Every ride, bikers would stop Bruce and
Jackie on the trail to say hello, because they'd seen Jackie in her
This photo was the title
page of a first-aid instructional CD.
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