Jack Russell terrier

General Characteristics:

The Jack Russell terrier is a happy little hunter. Not recommended for a home with children or other pets, this energetic dog needs lots of exercise and thrives on companionship. Their inherent desire to hunt combined with unmatchable energy levels makes training a must for the Jack Russell. They are strong-willed and vocal. However, their alert nature makes them good watchdogs. They are a moderate to high shedding breed.

Avg. Weight Male:
6 - 8 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
6 - 8 kg
Average Lifespan:
13 - 16 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

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