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Old 07-17-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hi I didn't know where to put this but we are planning on adding a third dog to our family, we are going to get a English bull terrier (miniature probably although I don't see much difference) or a Parson Jack russel cross, we have a neutered female and a neutered male so don't know what gender would be better.
I for one love the EBTs and know what problems they can have, there would be a crate or puppy pen for the dog to sleep in at night to stop any chewing, the dog would have a room of its own to eat in aswell so that there would be no other dogs there to cause problems and would have plenty of toys to keep itself occupied, but the parson cross would be coming from someone who you would probably call a BYB but the we know the mother and what they are planning on the father to be although they are waiting a bit longer to make sure that he has the right personality, (he is just a normal Jack Russel) in this litter we would get pick of the litter as the owner of the father only wants one if there is one left over although the owner has about five people who would want a puppy or two, we would be involved in the upbringing as the owner wants help and we have bred before (although put off as the last litter we bred was GSDs and they and the mum got stolen, might put the story elsewhere as it is too long to go into) the puppies will be born into a house with kids and my little brothers go round there often so the puppies will be used to the noise, and used to cats as we might get another soon, we know there is less chance of a problem with the last one and are less strong and stubborn but would like any advice on which puppy you think would be better for us to have? Hope this makes sense to people. If not just say and I will re-write it to make sense.
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I would say a female. But, then again.. I seriously cannot answer your question.


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I have to comment that it would be best for the sake of all the unwanted dogs in the world if your friend wouldn't breed his PRT at all.

Having said that, and assuming they're determined to breed no matter what you say; IMO knowing the way the JRT/Parson would be raised is half the battle. I'm a firm believer that puppies raised with kids in the household have a head start on stable temperaments.

I'm aware that I'm completely contradicting myself on this entire issue, so I might as well continue.

The chance of getting a dog with genetic problems with this mix would probably be much less than than they would be with a well bred EBT. With a miniature EBT the probability for genetic and temperament problems will be compounded since they're breeding for size above all other considerations.

As far as the sex of the puppy is concerned; it shouldn't really matter as long as the pup is of sound temperament to begin with and is properly raised. Which I'm sure it will be.

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Thanks, we have had JR before so are considering getting this one, especially as you said there is less chance of health problems, we will probably wait for the puppies to be born and see what puppy seems like it would fit into our family better, we would get a rescue but we have young children in the house and some that regularly visit so we couldn't get one from a rescue other wise we would get a rescue, we were just wondering what puppy would fit in more as we are getting everything ready before we get the puppy in. In the PJR X we would know the puppies longer to so would have more chance of getting the right one, especially as we would get pick of the litter.
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There's a lovely JRT in rescue in Dawgs.

http://www.dawgs.co.uk/docs/dogs.php

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