I'm a dedicated Jack Russell lover who's trained, hand-raised, bred and bought Jack Russells.
There's a lot of controversy when it comes to the subject of neutering animals. Many dog owners think that they should have a right to breed their pets if they so desire, or that neutering pets is somehow going against nature. In fact, neutering is good for both your pet and society in general.
Neutered Jack Russells are generally less aggressive and show less behavioral problems, they are less likely to escape from your home to go roaming, and they are less likely to develop certain cancers. So there are a few good reasons to have your dog neutered as soon as physically possible.
1. Neutering Helps Prevent Dog Overpopulation
In some parts of the world, Jack Russells are put down almost immediately when they come into pounds because there are simply too many Jack Russell strays. Millions of dogs are put down every year. There are simply too many dogs in the world, and breeding dogs without professional know-how is only going to add to this problem. This is closely related to the next benefit of neutering a Jack Russell.
2. Neutered Dogs Are Less Likely to Stray . .
Jack Russells are notorious for escaping from even the most dog-tight backyards. Usually, this is because they are searching for a mate. Male dogs can pick up the smell of a female in heat from over a mile away. When a dog picks up that scent, it doesn't make a difference how happy he is at home or how well you treat him—he will be out of there as soon as he gets a chance.
Ever noticed that your male Jack Russell has been particularly hyper for no apparent reason? This may be why. The situation is the same for females. When they come into heat, they become possessed. All they can think about is finding a mate, and they will also try to escape to find one.
3. Which Makes Them Less Likely to Get Hit by a Car
Consider this statistic: 80 percent of dogs killed in car accidents are unneutered males. Combine this with another fact: The leading cause of death for Jack Russells is being hit by a car. When you consider these facts, I'm sure you can see why having your Jack Russell neutered is a great idea.
4. Neutered Dogs Are Less Likely to Die of Cancer
In males, castration can greatly reduce the risk of prostate and testicular cancer. In females, the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer is virtually eliminated. On average, dogs that are neutered live longer than dogs that aren't.
5. Neutering Can Reduce Aggression Problems
This is particularly noticeable in male Jack Russells. Neutering significantly lowers the hormones that cause aggression in dogs, so having your Jack Russell neutered can get rid of or reduce problems such as biting and protectiveness over food and toys.
6. You Won't Have to Deal With the Annoying Heat Cycle
For a female dog, when she is going through heat she will be showing her vulva to anyone and everyone who will take a look. If you're not careful, you may end up with an unwanted litter of Pug Jack Russells on your hands! In many places, it's illegal to take your dog into public places when she's in heat. A Jack Russell that can't go for a walk for three weeks while she's in heat becomes one very hyperactive dog.
Not Comfortable With Surgical Neutering?
There is another option these days if you don't want to have your dog irreversibly neutered. Chemical castration is a temporary solution that doesn't alter the dog's physicality permanently. It can be reversed if needed. This is ideal if you have a dog that you may want to show at some point in the future, but be aware that there are risks involved with chemical castration. Please seek more information from a veterinarian if you want to consider this option.
Peter on December 12, 2018:
Hey No balls no life...they are talking about your dog not you!
vvv on May 20, 2011:
no full life with no balls
donnieh from Cape Town, South Africa on February 25, 2011:
I had my JRT neutered as soon as he was old enough to have to done and he still got hit by a car. Because of his playful nature, he wanted to escape constantly and play with other dogs. He survived though and lives a full life.
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ALL DIED AT THE SHELTER THIS MORNING!
Every Sunday I receive the "kill list" The list is from just a few pounds in Ohio. 3 maybe 4 county pounds out of 88! The list usually has about 80 plus dogs on it. The list is called a "kill list" because the dogs not taken will be killed on Friday morning. This list is where I first saw my dog Petey. Who at this moment is basically laying on my lap.
Petey is a great dog. Not 100% sure how old he is.. maybe 4 years old the vet guessed. I got him last year on my birthday. He was already housebroken, crate trained, knew basic commands. Petey is a GREAT dog. Of course was not neutered, he is now :-)
The profile picture on my blog is Petey's "kill" picture from the pound.
Here are some of the dogs on this weeks "kill list" So, don't tell me that only mutts or "bad" dogs find their way into shelters or that their really isn't an overpopulation problem or that YOUR breed of dog isn't found at a shelter. Here are the pictures and some information about them.
1231 is a beautiful lab who needs your help ASAP.He is about 1 years old and weighed 54lbs when the picture was taken. Please help this guy
1328 This g uy is saying let m e out please He is about 2 years old and just so happy and cute
1348 Now this is HUGE sweet adorable loving neutered 148 lbs pure lab. And just as gentle as can be and loves belly rubs. He is great on lead and oh so very handsome
1355 This girl has some separation trouble. Family thought it was cruel to put her in a crate while gone. Better than where she is now. She is a very nice well behaved lady.
1356 This girl was so glad to get out of her kennel it took several times just to get this picture. She was found dragging a cable so she is a tie out dog but hopefully someone will make her a inside dog this time around. She is about 1 years old and weighs 60 lbs
1360 This sweet girl needs some TLC and good food and lots of love. She is so skinny and so raw on her behind. Look for pictures of how skinny she is and her flea allergies.Please help her ASAP
1365 This guy is so cute AND well behaved. Loves every one and is a real cudlebug
10-17-09 Belinda really needs your help. Belinda is a female yellow lab that lost her newborn pups about a week ago. She is about 1.5 years old and weighs 45-50 pounds. She craves atten tion!
10-17-09 This little pack consists of 4 male Jack Russell Terrier mix pups about 6 weeks old. They are all boys. These little ones received their first bath and are being de-wormed with Panacur. They will receive their first 6 in 1 puppy shot next week. Some are smooth and some are wiry
10-01-09 Cherokee is a female beagle about 25 pounds and 2 years old. She is a bit uncertain about her new surroundings at the Pound. Cherokee loves children and has an even temperament. She has a nice soft coat of white and brown.
10-11-09 I had a bath and like to run and play! I may try to dominate smaller dogs. Jum is a 1.5 year old Australian Cattle Dog. He weighs about 35 pounds and appears to be a purebred. He has a docked tail. Jum is friendly and attentive . He also seems to be good around other dogs. He has a nice temperament
09-21-09 Questor is a male, chestnut-brown Setter mix. He is about 9 months old and weighs 40-45 pounds. He has an enthusiastic temperament and is friendly. This dog has a beautiful coat and some unique face markings. He would love a new home soon!
10-17-09 Flash is a 12 week old male German Shepherd mix with a very nice looking face. He is being de-wormed with Panacur and received his 6 in 1 puppy shot 10-16-09. He is a little subdued in the Pound environment but he has a pleasant temperament . He will not be a big dog .
MC-1 this is a male chih mix, tan with white coloring, short hair and a medium size, friendly and cute
1289 This girl is about 1 years old and weighs about 40 lbs she is so pretty and well mannered.
1322 This gal is so calm and so sweet.She just lays in her kennel waiting for the right person to see her and take her home. She is about 2 years old. Real nice girl
This is just a FEW of the dogs on the list. didn't want to bore you with ALL of them.
So, the next time you hear someone say they want to breed tell them about these faces who when you wake up on Saturday morning to spend time with your family. will more then likely no longer exist. OR you think to yourself "ONE litter won't hurt anyone" please go to your local pound / local kill shelter and give each dog a cookie, look them in the face and tell them ONE litter won't hurt anyone EXCEPT THEM as they are lead to the gas chamber and killed.
TOP 10 REASONS TO SPAY / NEUTER YOUR DOG
WERE KILLED AT THE SHELTER THIS MORNING!
2. Los perros castrados son menos propensos a extraviarse. . .
Los Jack Russell son conocidos por escapar incluso de los patios traseros más cerrados para los perros. Por lo general, esto se debe a que están buscando pareja. Los perros machos pueden percibir el olor de una hembra en celo desde más de una milla de distancia. Cuando un perro detecta ese olor, no importa lo feliz que esté en casa o lo bien que lo trates saldrá de allí tan pronto como tenga la oportunidad.
¿Alguna vez notó que su Jack Russell macho ha sido particularmente hiperactivo sin razón aparente? Esta puede ser la razón. La situación es la misma para las mujeres. Cuando entran en celo, quedan poseídos. En lo único que pueden pensar es en encontrar pareja, y también intentarán escapar para encontrar una.
Niet comfortabel met chirurgische castratie?
Er is tegenwoordig een andere optie als u uw hond niet onomkeerbaar wilt laten castreren. Chemische castratie is een tijdelijke oplossing die de lichamelijkheid van de hond niet permanent verandert. Het kan indien nodig worden teruggedraaid. Dit is ideaal als u een hond heeft die u in de toekomst misschien wilt laten zien, maar houd er rekening mee dat er risico's zijn verbonden aan chemische castratie. Vraag een dierenarts om meer informatie als u deze optie wilt overwegen.
How much to feed a Jack Russell Terrier puppy?
As an owner of a pup, you should understand that their growing days are an important period in their lives. And, ensuring that your dog is provided with proper nutrients is the key to its good health and bone structure.
Jack Russell Terriers as puppies require much more energy as compared to their adult friends. Thus, increasing the need for nutrients. Keeping this in mind, you should include many proteins, fats, and other essential nutrients in small meals. And you can feed them 4-5 times a day.
The best kind of intake for them is puppy food, as they support your puppy’s specific requirements. They also come with the recommended amount and instructions to follow according to your dog’s size and age.
An excellent way to ensure an adequate diet can be to ask the breeder how they were feeding the puppy. Once you get to know about its diet, you can continue to feed your dog in the same manner for at least the first 7-10 days. You can also consult a vet if you notice any irregularities in your pup’s food intake.