I have a 7 month old male jack russell puppy. He has a very unique brindle on him, which you don't see on many Jacks. Someone approached me the other day and asked if I were ever planning on breeding my Jack. I was wondering if i did breed him once, and then neudered him right after, if my Jack will still have the urge to hump other dogs? Right now when i take him to the dog park he is fine, just plays with other dogs and doesn't do anything like that. Please write back.
We neutered out Sheltie at 2 years old. We never bred him just wanted to wait to get him neutered. He never did any humping but would pee and mark all over the house. So we got him neutered and peeing completly stopped and never humped. So if your boy is peeing neutereing him would be a goo idea. But breeding him is completly your decison, and right now he is too young.
Shelties: Not enough words to describe how much I love them.
It really depends on the dog. Some dogs could really care less that they bred, while others personality completly changes. They can be become more dominant, and even agressive. Once bred, they could always mark your house, or then may never think twice about it. There are alot of health problems within the JR breed, and that should be throughly researched before breeding. The bigger question, is how much do you want to spend on health testing (I spend almost $500 on my girls), and if he completly changes, are you still going to want him?
Jacks are actually fairly healthy. In general decent breeders BAER and CERF. Less than many other breeds.
If your dog isn't registered with the JRTCC in Canada or the JRTCA in America. You shouldn't be breeding.
Brindle is a no no on JRTs. They aren't registerable. Please neuter your boy. JRTs are doing fairly well overall as a breed as the JRTCC and CA is unique as a registry.
"The Jack Russell Club of America breed registry is one of the most unique registries in the world. It has been designed specifically to maintain the Jack Russell Terrier as a healthy working breed, free from genetic faults and characteristics that would be detrimental to the breed. Unlike other registries which register entire litters at birth, each application for registration in the JRTCA is judged on the individual terrier's own merits; having registered parents does not automatically guarantee that a terrier can be registered." From the JRTCA
You don't need your dog to breed. Please fix him and enjoy him as a pet.
Hey there. Please don't breed your dog. For many reasons.
You shouldn't breed dogs until they are older. JRTs ARE a very very healthy breed as breeds go. (I breed JRTs.. best dogs EVAR!!!) But the issues they have cannot be checked by DNA tests and you should wait till the dog is at least 3 and CERF's clear.
I waited till Dekka was 4 (she is preggo now lol).
Also brindle is 'rare' as its an unallowable colour as it shows bull dog blood. JRTs have enough dog aggression issues as it is. (not usually seen till 2 to 5 years of age.. another reason to wait to breed)
There are SOOOooooOOO many JRTs in rescue. I work in rescue was well as being a breeder. Please please don't breed what is already waiting for homes in shelters and rescues. If you are going to produce unhealth tested mediocre pups well their are JRTs on death row just like those pups. I know its usually the bitch's owner that looks after the health and temperament guarantees but I will not breed my Stud to any bitch where the owner is not a good ethical breeder. I am surprised someone wants to breed to your dog just based on colour. Health and temperament should be paramount.
My intact males (I have a few around) NEVER hump people or non in heat dogs. Dekka will hump a few dogs, and I know many altered dogs who hump. Humping has many factors, from sex to play to social status...
I want to point out that neutering is not a magic wand that will make learned behaviors dissapear. If a dog has formed a habit of humping, marking or aggression, neutering may or may not solve the problem. More than likely it will help, but training is still required. Even then a dog may not ever be 100% reformed. If you're not prepared to deal with the things that could come along with breeding, don't risk it.