I was looking for some feed back on a dog that we rescued. In Feb 2008 we took in a puppy that we think was only a couple of months old that was thrown out of a moving van, & than had it's paw ran over. When we went to look at him we were told that he was a Jack Russel, but after talking with my sister in-law who is a Saint Benard breeder, she told us that she was pretty sure he was a Smooth Fox Terrier. After a few weeks with the pup (Job) we quickly realized that the poor thing has been abused badly. We have now had him for almost a year, & I feel that he has adjusted to our family very well. We do have a few small issues with him, but we hove him very much. A couple of the issues we have are that he chews on things when we are not home, & his constant jumping on people when ever we come home or someone comes to visit. I've been doing a lot of research on Fox Terriers, & I'm pretty sure he is a pure breed. Is there any way to find out if he is or not without knowing anything about him, or even who is original owners were? If anyone has anything they can suggest I would be glad to hear from you.
I dont think there is a way to find the "parents". Maybe DNA matchings but I really don't have any idee if this is posible.
I have a Fox terrier myself. She's my life. Can't start a day without mu little love giving bundle of joy. She's an year old as well.
nevermind if the dog is pure bred or not: It's a real pure dog . And it loves you. Surely we don't want non pure breds to be bred, but we don'y have that authority over all dogs. And if non pure breds is bred, we can only hope they find a loving home.
There are those new places that say they can DNA test your dog for it's breed. But, make sure they have jack, rat, and fox in their database? I don't know how acurate they are, because if they don't have all the breeds your pet is mixed with, they can not tell you. Saw a local news spot, lady says test came back lab only, and it was definantly showing more sharpei in looks, but if they only had lab in their database, there you go. Also like to watch the court cases on tv. Saw a chihuahua (?). Purchaser said DNA'd. Dog was 7 to 11 lbs, very short haired and not thick, mostly black. Little longer legs. We saw chihuahua, maybe min-pin, maybe I.G., maybe even a little basenji cause of coat type and tail set. DNA came back with Shiba, Border Collie, and one or two other big hairy dogs. NO WAY. So if you DNA, just make sure the company is reputable.
Purebred or not will not change its affection or hopefully your love for the dog. You can post pics here by going to http://www.photobucket.com its a free site, upload your pic, then post the link here. Many well educated dog people here that can tell you if it is a purebred dog.