Grooming a Rough or Broken Coated JRT

Jack Russell Terrier With Bent Tail

Rough or broken-coated JRTs require a bit more work. Left to grow naturally, the coat may not look neat and tidy. Although grooming the roughs or brokens is more involved, you may derive more satisfaction from the finished product. Always keep in mind the Jack Russell is a double-coated breed He has an undercoat and an overcoat. The overcoat is made up of the coarser hairs that protect the dog from briars and brush in the field. Begin by thoroughly combing and brushing the dog to loosen dead...

Spaying and Neutering

Jack Russell Terrier Muzzle

Neutering or spaying is the kindest thing you can do for your dog. Life with a dog is much easier for you, too, if you do not have to be concerned with the problems associated with the female's heat cycles or the male's compulsion to Breeding dogs is a serious undertaking that should only be part of a well-planned breeding program. Why Because dogs pass on their physical and behavioral problems to their offspring. Even healthy, well-behaved dogs can pass on problems in their genes. Is your dog...

Feeding Your Jack Russell Puppy

Puppy Jack Russells

Having started life on mother's milk, puppies are weaned between five and six weeks of age. The timing depends on the dam's willingness to nurse and the practices of the breeder. While the pups are still nursing, at about four weeks, the breeder will begin to feed them a fine-textured, well-moistened, nutritious gruel to begin to accustom them to solid food. At first the food is all over the place. It must be served in a low dish or pan so the pups can reach it, but then, of course, they can...

What to Feed Your JRT

Jack Russell Teeth

Dry food, or primarily dry food, is recommended. Some warm water may be added to kibble to release more food odors. Canned foods are not always necessary but, if you feel you must add them, take care that they do not exceed 20 or Dog food labels are not always easy to read, but if you know what to look for they can tell you a lot about what your dog is eating. The label should have a statement saying the dog food meets or exceeds the American Association of Feed Control Officials AAFCO...

Grooming Your Jack Russe Terrier

Although the Jack Russell gm - Terrier is considered a no-frills kind of dog, all working terriers need their coats maintained to keep them efficient and neat. Weekly maintenance of the Jack Russell Terrier's coat will give you a chance to look your dog over carefully and make sure all is in good order. This chapter outlines procedures for the thorough care and grooming of your JRT's coat. However, the average dog will do just as well with basic grooming, together with proper care of the nails...