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Chutney (female) 6 months old

Chutney (female) 6 months old

When can you start to breed a jack russell?


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Sep 28, 2013
Cocoa wants puppies
by: Anonymous

I have a 2 1/2 yr old Jack Russell Im wanting to breed with a friends 2 yr old male. When is the right time to get them together to breed. How will I know she is ready in heat? HOw long will she be in heat?

Jan 16, 2009
by: Anonymous

Why oh why did you breed a mix????? Aren't there enough mixed breeds in the shelters???

Dec 21, 2008
Can You Breed Son to Mom?
by: Anonymous

Someone told me you can breed a mom to her son Jack Russell and I wasn't sure.

Jun 10, 2008
When to Start Breeding
by: mary-harborview jrts

First ask why you want to breed?

Second, is your bitch within the conformation standards of the breed and is the stud also.

If you have done your work and have a conformationally correct bitch and stud, you have checked the genetics of the pedigree and done testing, brucellosis, BAER and CERF testing and all is good, then i would recommend waiting till after her second heat cycle. Around 18 months to 2 years. And just a suggestion. Start making a list of people that have asked for a puppy and make sure they are serious by giving you a Non-refundable deposit. If they are not willing to do this, they probably are not willing to actually take a puppy (or pay for one, they want it free) and will back out once you have puppies.

Feb 27, 2008
chutny is a wee smasher
by: shazza

chutny is a wee smasher

Dec 07, 2007
When To Breed A Jack Russell Terrier
by: Pics & Tics

Hello and Chutney is sooo cute!

According to D. Brian Plummer, which I will excerpt from his great book 'The Complete Jack Russell Terrier' --
"A bitch terrier pup will normally come into season at between six and none months of age, the later time being the more common.

Few serious terrier breeders breed from their first-season bitches for a variety of reasons, however.

First, this is the time when the puppy should be experiencing the introduction to quarry, not the pleasures of parenthood. A break in the training period at this critical time is not advantageous.

Secondly, many bitches are woefully juvenile at this age, and some are literally bewildered at the sensation of giving birth to puppies. Many, though I should stress not all, will be be a bit indifferent to the plight of the puppies, and I have known many juvenile bitches totally reject their litters. Puppy mortalities are invariably quite high in the offspring when a bitch is mated before she is a year old, and this position is considerably worse in the bigger breeds, who are not only slower developing physically, but are also very mentally juvenile under two years old."

Thank you for your question, I hope Mr. Plummer's opinion has helped.

For my own part, my Annie just gave birth to 7 beautiful pups and she is of the bigger breed and also a mix, but she has been a perfect mother even though she is actually quite the juvenile Mr. Plummer described.

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