Jack russell

by Megan
(Illinois)

My jack russell terrier is 5 months old. She was acting fine up until we left her for 3 days to go visit my brother in college. Ever since we got back her private has gotten really swollen. we think she is on her heat cycle. EVer since we got back she has been very mean. Everytime someone tries to pet her she attacks and growls and bites you til no end. She is very vicious and we really don not want to get rid of her. She even attacks when we pick her up or even pet her. I have never seen anything like it! Is it because of her cycle, or is this something that will not go away over time. This is all out of the blue she has never acted this vicious before she even made us bleed!

Comments for Jack russell

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 03, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
thank you
by: Rick

Thank you very much for your input. I will check back with you in a couple weeks and let you know. I really appreciate it!

Nov 03, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for your input. I will check back with you in a couple weeks and let you know. I really appreciate it!

Nov 03, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jack Russell suddenly biting
by: Rick

It is unusual for a puppy to suddenly start getting aggressive. Dogs do that when they are in pain. It could be that your Jack is going through her cycle and is scared/in pain. It could be that there is another type of medical issue causing pain. Or, do you think something could have happened to her while in the care of your brother - maybe she got hurt or hit somehow? (not saying it was your brother!). Either way, I would take your Jack to the vet just to make sure nothing is medically wrong. Do you plan on fixing her? You would need to wait until after the cycle is over - but your vet can help you with that. If your Jack is going through her cycle, make sure you do not let her out of your site because she can easily and rather quickly get pregnant if any male dog got to her.
Hope your pup is ok! Let us know how she is doing.

Nov 03, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Jack Russell suddenly biting
by: Rick

It is unusual for a puppy to suddenly start getting aggressive. Dogs do that when they are in pain. It could be that your Jack is going through her cycle and is scared/in pain. It could be that there is another type of medical issue causing pain. Or, do you think something could have happened to her while in the care of your brother - maybe she got hurt or hit somehow? (not saying it was your brother!). Either way, I would take your Jack to the vet just to make sure nothing is medically wrong. Do you plan on fixing her? You would need to wait until after the cycle is over - but your vet can help you with that. If your Jack is going through her cycle, make sure you do not let her out of your site because she can easily and rather quickly get pregnant if any male dog got to her.
Hope your pup is ok! Let us know how she is doing.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jack Russell Questions and Answers Forum.