2 female jack russell terriers

We've had Russells for 20 years, 4 in all. Now down to a 13 year old male and we plan to "re-dog" next month with a 3 month old female. My question: Would we be crazy to take 2 females from the same litter at once? Or better to do one at a time? One now (female); another (male) after we lose our eldest male.

I appreciate your thoughts on this.

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Nov 03, 2011
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Thank you
by: Robin

Thanks for your advice. Will take it!! Just reposted the same question, not having seen my initial one answered...no need to respond again! cheers.

Oct 29, 2011
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2 Female Jacks
by: Robbin's Rescued Russells

Hello,
My opinion is based on owning Jack Russells for over ten years and operating a nonprofit Jack Russell Rescue for six years. I discourage people from having two same sex Terriers in the same household. This breed is known for having same sex aggression issues. Having same sex terriers in a household can be managed as I have eight female Terriers (seven Jacks and one Rat) and several neutered males living in my home and I have to be on guard 100% of the time looking for body posturing which could/will advance to a fight. Having to be “On Guard” all the time is usually not something that the average dog owner is willing to do. When you add to the mix that they would be siblings it really intensifies the problem. You can Google “Jack Russell Terriers + Same Sex Aggression” and you will find a number of articles about the subject, most will discourage people from it. There are problems sometimes having two male Terriers as well but the situation is magnified when dealing with the females. This problem still exists when the dogs are neutered and spayed. So please research the subject and then decide if you wouldn’t be just as happy to have a female, a male, and a balanced happy home. Hugs

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