Jack Russel

Bendy Front Legs

by Maggie Fennell
(South Africa)

Milo Boy

Milo Boy

Hi All


Need some advice from you. We got Milo 5 months ago from friends who could no longer keep him. He is the most adorable JRT I have ever come across. His intelligence amazes us daily. He is spoiled rotten (only pet in the house).

One small concern is both Milo's front legs seems a bit bendy resulting in his two front paws pointing outwards. I personally think it is too cute for words but my Fiance is a bit worried that when he gets older he might develop problems in his joint because of this. Milo is now 2 years. At this stage is does not hassle him at all, he runs flat out on the beach, jumps and climbs without a problem.

Has anyone experienced this and could you be as kind as to offer us some advice.

Tx,

Maggie

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Dec 08, 2008
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Thank You - Milo Bandy Legs
by: Anonymous

Thank you all kindly for your reply to my post. Milo is going to the vet on the 19th for his yearly jabs and I will then get him to give him a thorough check. He is our little baby and there is not much we will not do for him.

Once again, thanks you.

Much appreciate.

Maggie

Dec 06, 2008
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Legs
by: billy mcleod

My old dog Mick had the same legs. In Scotland we call them Queen Ann legs. As you see by Micks photo he won second prize at the game fair. He was used as a stud many times by breeders who knew their stuff. He never suffered from any ailments and lived to age 16, despite breaking both back legs when he was hit by a car.

Dec 05, 2008
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Bendy Front Legs
by: Mary-Harborview JRTS

This is most likely due to quite a few poor breeding choices. The standard of the JRT is 10-15" with straight legs. The short jacks are "puds" and people tend not to research the breeding prospects of the Puds. Unfortunately the crooked legs is a results. I would refer to your vet for prognosis, but what I've seen is arthritis later in life in higher than a dog with correct leg and joint health.

Dec 05, 2008
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Help Needed
by: Anonymous

Im not an expert but I do remember when I was looking at getting my Jack, first time jack owner, I was told that they can have problems with their joints etc. I would just advice that you go to a vet, only they can really tell if it will be a problem. It could be nothing but I'm always under the impression that, that is what you pay the vet for.

Good luck, he is cute!

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