How to choose a puppy Jack Russell Terrier: specialist advice
To choose a good, healthy puppy of Jack Russell Terrier, you must adhere to some rules.
In the photo: puppies Jack Russell Terrier
If you know little about Jack Russell Terriers, be sure to check out the standards. It describes the points that you should pay attention to: size, weight, shape of the ears, color, etc.
At the age of 1.5 - 2 months, the baby may have overshotness, a direct bite or a bite, but there is a chance that with a change of teeth this deficiency will be corrected. However, it is still worth checking the bite of the parents.
The puppy's nose Jack Russell Terrier should be wet and without discharge (like eyes and ears).
The coat is shiny and clean.
The tummy is resilient and soft.
The oral cavity and gums are pink, without sores and plaque.
There should be no dewclaws.
Feel the whole tail, it is desirable that it is clean under it, and it does not have bumps and creases.
Watch the puppy go to the toilet, this will tell you about diseases of the digestive tract. Ask to feed the puppies with you. If they do not attack the food - this is a reason to beware.
The color is strictly regulated by the standard, and white should prevail in it.
Puppy Jack Russell Terrier should be fearless, with smart eyes. Better if he seeks to show leadership qualities. But at the same time, the baby should not be shy, too aggressive. The balanced puppy Jack Russell Terrier will calmly react to the keychain thrown to the floor and will gladly accept your offer to play.
Visit several nurseries. This will give you confidence in the right choice.Good jack russell terrier puppies are sold only in trusted clubs and kennels.
Take a closer look at the parents of the attractive baby, study their pedigrees. Are they aggressive or, conversely, calm or cowardly? Ask if adult dogs howl alone if there are any behavioral problems.
Look at the conditions in which dogs are kept. The floor should not be slippery. For sleep, a special place should be allocated, as well as space for games and toys.
The selected puppy must have a veterinary passport with all the necessary vaccinations, a mark or a chip, a puppy card. Ask the breeder for the mating act and the litter survey.
If you have far-reaching plans, choose a puppy of Jack Russell Terrier at least 4 months old (or rather six months). By this time, everything is already clear with behavior, color, size and teeth. But a promising bred puppy will cost much more.