Angela

by Angela
(Derbyshire)

I have just lost my miniature jack Russell. He was only three years old . I noticed he seemed off and took him to the vet who said his back leg was swollen and gave pain relief. A day later he couldn't move his back legs at all. The vet referred me straight to s specialist who did MRI scan and said he had a disc prolapse in his spine but was hopeful immediate surgery would improve him. Within an hour the vet said it was far worse he had two ruptured discs an would never walk again I was advised to have him put to sleep. He was an active adorable strong little dog. Up until that day he ran around and played with my Pointer without any problems. My worry is the vet said these dogs have short legs and are predisposed to spine problems and it could be a minor movement that would cause it. I have to eventually have another dog for my Pointer I would not want this to happen again. I would not have hesitated to have another mini jack but am worried about the breeds if this is the case

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May 16, 2012
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Short V Long Leg JRT
by: Dafyn

Here in the UK, JRT's are used for pest control and "pudding" Jacks are just as robust as the Parson Russells (The long legged variety and the only ones recognised as pedigree to the Kennel Club of Great Britain). I have had JRT's of all shapes and sizes and have been fortunate to never have had any problems. When getting a puppy, look at the parents and see if there is a good symetry to the animal. Legs that are too short are likely to bow.

May 01, 2012
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Angela
by: Deborah

Yes Jacks are awesome dogs they are very strong for there size and also very loyal to there owners.I have 2 boy Jacks Elvis and Patchie.Patchie is my long legged Jack and there are 2 kinds of Jacks English and Irish Elvis is 5 and he is my Irish he is a shorty and Patchie is verylong legged and he is an English version.Patchie is only 16 months old and I just rescued him in Nov.They are awesome doggies and I will always own a few of them always infact I would love to get another right now but I cannot decide weather to get a girl or aanother boy.Im afraid if I get a female my 2 boys will fight over her.Anyway Jacks Rule always.

Apr 30, 2012
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Angela
by: Sylvia Ford

Angela if you get a purebred Jack Russell they have long legs and really don't have any health problems.
The short legged mixed Jack do as they are such active dogs and have a tendency to have joint and hip problems. We have a sixteen month Jack Russell named Russell and he is the dearest little Guy around. We adore him. He is our baby. The purebreds are just brown and white. They are so beautiful.
A bit of trivia. A purebred saved 5 children at a carnival in 2007. Two pit bull were going to attack them. The Jack Russell kept them at bay until they could get the children away. Look it up on the internet. They then killed the Jack Russell, which is so sad. He received all kind of awards, even one from the U.S army for bravery. I really love animals but I hate pit bulls, ugly and unpredictable.
Jack Russell are powerful dogs and are as strong as a doberman. They are loyal and will protect their loved ones with their lives. They have no fear.
Sylvia Ford

Apr 30, 2012
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Angela
by: Sylvia Ford

Try to get a purebred Jack Russell as they have long legs and are adorable. We have a 16 month old Jack Russell that we adore. He is our baby.
A purebred is white and white Their color is beautiful. They also are know as having no health problems.

Apr 30, 2012
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Angela
by: Sylvia Ford

Try to get a purebred Jack Russell as they have long legs and are adorable. We have a 16 month old Jack Russell that we adore. He is our baby.
A purebred is white and white Their color is beautiful. They also are know as having no health problems.

Apr 28, 2012
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Jack russell
by: Angela

Thankyou. I was naive I didn't realise he was cross bred with other breeds. Vet said that's why it happened his little legs were too small for his back. People should be stopped its cruel. Iv loooked on internet they are selling all sorts of jacks crossec with other tiny Breeds its wrong. I have an English pointer we had my jack for her and they adored each other. I will hv to hv another one for her she's not used to bein on her own. I will be careful and go for a full breed

Apr 27, 2012
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Angela
by: Deborah

I really would suggest you get a Jack Russell full breed I have 2 boy Jacks a Shorty named Elvis who is or will be 5 on May 1st and I just rescued another Jack in Nov and he is a long legged Jack and his name is Patchie.Do you know what the cause was?Im so sorry my heart goes out to you for your loss.You really need to save another Jack to fill your void for your loss of your other baby.
Good Luck and again Im so so sorry!They always take a piece of your heart when they leave you!It is always so hard!

Apr 27, 2012
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Jack Russell- short legged
by: Sylvia Ford

The short legged Jacks are a mixed breed of Jack Russell dogs. I would suggest getting a pure bred Jack Russell. We have one and we adore him.
Look up more info on the Jack Russell site.

Apr 27, 2012
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Jack Russell- short legged
by: Sylvia Ford

The short legged Jacks are a mixed breed of Jack Russell dogs. I would suggest getting a pure bred Jack Russell. We have one and we adore him.
Look up more info on the Jack Russell site.

Apr 27, 2012
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Jack Russell- short legged
by: Sylvia Ford

The short legged Jacks are a mixed breed of Jack Russell dogs. I would suggest getting a pure bred Jack Russell. We have one and we adore him.
Look up more info on the Jack Russell site.

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