Jack Russell Hair

by Laura
(Glasgow)

Have you heard anything about Jack Russell hair being really bad for babies as opposed to other dogs?

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Feb 15, 2010
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Re: Jack Russell Hair
by: Anonymous

Hi there Laura,

As far as I know the quality of Jack Russell hair is no worse for babies than other dogs - however the quantity of hair can be a problem, as Jack Russells do shed quite a bit.

Besides that, Jack Russells are really not suitable for children under the age of 5 or 6 years old. Young children don't understand that they need to give a dog space sometimes and they aren't good at picking up the dog's body language.

For a Jack Russell, this can be a problem - a baby or toddler might think they're just playing, but the dog might view their actions as a threat and, in some cases, react aggressively if pushed too far. If you have a baby I strongly recommend you don't get a Jack Russell.

Best wishes,
Tom

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