The Russell Terrier is alert, lively, inquisitive, and friendly. They possess a vast amount of energy, so they do best with an active family that spends a lot of time outdoors. They will remain devoted and loving to their 'people' for their lifetime. Intelligent beyond measure, these happy little dogs love their people, need to be busy, and throw themselves into any game or job. They master tricks with ease. Russels do best with active, creative people who have a good sense of humor.