What To Look For When Buying Jack Russell Terrier Breeds

Jack Russell Terrier

If you are looking for a new pet to bring into the home, a dog would make the perfect addition to your family.  While there are many different dog breeds to choose from, there is one that really does well in the home.  The Jack Russell Terrier is one of the finest little dogs to have ever walked on the face of the earth.  These very adorable dogs are both intelligent and loving.  So if you decide to purchase one you are going to need to find the right breeder.

Not All Dog Breeders Are Equal and This Can Affect the Animal

When you are out looking for Jack Russell Terrier breeds, you have to pay a close eye on where you are getting your new pet from.  These dogs are very common and sometimes highly sought after so some people take advantage of the situation.  These dogs are small and are often housed in tiny cages stack on top of each other in order to produce as many litters as possible for maximum profit.  These puppy mills which are illegal produce poor quality animals that are often riddle with health issues.  Sadly, there have been many cases of in the United States that have involved puppy mill operations.

Make Sure to Check out Where Your New Dog is coming from

Don’t take the breeders word for it make sure to go to their facilities and see for yourself.  Any reputable person would be happy to show you around their kennels.  But if they insist that you not show up at their door and only want to do business with you away from where they keep their dogs, you should find someone else.  This is a red flag and any person that acts in this manner has something to hide. These types of people will often want to do business in a parking lot or at a flea market.

Take Them to the Vet Right Away After You Have Purchased Them

Once you have your new pooch don’t wait around to have them check out by your local Vet.  This is a great way to ensure that you have gotten a healthy animal.  The Vet may also want to x-ray your new pet to rule out any genetic issues that they may have.  While it might cost a few extra dollars knowing about the health of your new animal, it is well worth it.

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