Jack Rat Terrier:American Rat Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

American Rat Terrier + Jack Russell Terrier

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Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.

The Jack Russell Terrier and the American Rat Terrier are a mixed breed, also known as the Jack Rat Terrier. These two breeds combine the fearless and active nature of the Jack Russell Terrier with the intelligence and tenacity of the American Rat Terrier. Jack Rat Terriers are adaptable to different environments and have a very pleasant and friendly temperament. Jack Rat Terriers are intelligent, curious and fun dogs and like to be on the move and play. They are also very easy to train and need a lot of attention. A Jack-Rat Terrier is a wonderful companion for any active family.

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Origin USA - England
Life expectancy 13 - 18 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised
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Possible Characteristics of Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier Mix - Such is probably its nature

Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier are two some types of terriers that are known for their remarkable intelligent and fearless nature. One of the most popular terrier mix breeds is the Jack Russell x American Rat Terrier (sometimes known as the "Jack-a-Rat"). The mixed breed is a friendly, energetic, very intelligent and loyal dog. They are alert, playful and open-minded to new people. This hybrid breed can usually harmonize easily with other pets such as cats, rabbits and other dogs.

Jack-a-Rats are active and love to jog and play. They need plenty of exercise to keep them busy and balanced. This mix gets bored very quickly and will in turn get into mischief or become destructive. Their instincts tell them to hunt, so they will often try to chase small animals. Using regular walks and playtime can help reduce this behavior.

Jack Russell American Rat Terriers are very adaptable, making them suitable for people living in apartment buildings or estates. When socialized and trained, they are very benign and pleasant companions. Since they like to cuddle and ask people to pet them, they are also easy to handle. Although they can be used as guard dogs to some extent, they should not be considered as such and should not be explicitly trained for that. Mixed breeds are very energetic dogs, so they are best suited for fun-loving families who are active, fit and have the time to spend with them extensively.

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What diseases can occur in Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mix.

The American Rat Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier mixes, or ARTM for short, are a fairly new crossbreed and are very popular with people who want a friendly, active, energetic dog. These hybrids usually exhibit high energy levels, intelligence, and traits such as sharpness and adaptability. However, they are also prone to a number of diseases that should be considered when choosing such a hybrid.

The most common diseases ARTM face are hereditary problems such as eye diseases, heart defects, muscular dystrophies and joint diseases. There are also some other common health problems such as allergies, respiratory problems, and digestive problems that can affect ARTM.

Eye disease is one of the most common health problems in this breed. In all dogs, it is important to have regular eye exams to determine if there are any changes in the structure of the eye or any other problems. Heart disease is another common problem ARTM face, especially as they age. Therefore, it is important that regular cardiac examinations be performed to detect any problems early.

Muscular dystrophies are a rare but serious problem that can occur in ARTM. Muscular dystrophies are inherited diseases that cause muscle weakness and wasting, and they have no cure. Therefore, it is important to have regular testing for early detection. Joint diseases such as HD (hip dysplasia ) and ED (elbow dysplasia) are common in ARTM. Symptoms of HD include fatigue, poor walking, hair loss, limping and lameness. Therefore, it is important to have regular orthopedic exams to determine if the dog has HD.

Allergies are another common problem in ARTM. Allergy can manifest as itching, sneezing, watery eyes, and skin rashes, and it is important that it be treated in a timely manner. Respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis are also common in ARTM. Symptoms of respiratory infection include cough, fatigue and shortness of breath. Therefore, it is important to have regular medical examinations to determine if the dog is affected.

Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mix breed usually have an extremely smooth, densely laid coat. Usually the color of the coat is gray, white and black mixed, although other colors such as red and brown may appear. The coat of the Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mix is usually relatively short, but it can be longer than normal, especially on the flanks and across the chest of the dog. Some Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mixes may also develop a longer coat in the winter.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

A Jack Russell Terrier and American Rat Terrier mix typically has a short, thick head and body with short limbs. The back is usually straight and low. He weighs between 5-7 kg and is 18-25 cm tall. His coat is harsh, smooth and usually black and white spotted. He has a compact, muscular appearance and an alert face.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated - rough-haired
Ear shape Standing Ears - Tilt-ear
Tail stubby - lang
Anatomy slim, sporty
Size ♀ 25 - 46 cm
Weight ♀ 5 - 16 kg
Size ♂ 25 - 46 cm
Weight ♂ 5 - 16 kg
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  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Atopy

    Canine atopic dermatitis or environmental allergy is characterized by itching with scratching, biting, and rubbing of the face, paws, and belly

  • Dermatophytosis

    Dermatophytosis (synonym dermatophytosis, from ancient Greek τὸ δέρμα derma, German 'skin' and ancient Greek φυτόν phyton, German 'plant') or tinea (Latin for 'woodworm', 'moth') is a skin fungal disease caused by specific fungi (dermatophytes).

  • extreme whiteness

    May be associated with some other diseases.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes

    Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (aseptic femoral head necrosis) is a growth disorder of the femoral head.

  • Dislocations

    Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.

  • Myelopathy

    Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • This breed is usually between 10 and 15 inches tall (25-38 cm) and weighs between 5 and 14 pounds (2.3-6.4 kg).

  • The American Rat Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier mix usually has a medium length or short coat. It is smooth or slightly wavy and sometimes shaggy.

  • Most American Rat Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier mixes are very energetic and playful dogs that love to play with other dogs. They are loyal, smart and faithful and love to cuddle and play with their family.

  • Since the American Rat Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier mix has a very clean coat, they usually only need to be bathed every few months.

  • American Rat Terriers are generally larger than Jack Russell Terriers and have a longer coat, but both breeds share similar energy and intelligence. Both breeds are very curious and intelligent.

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Sissi is a blogger since 2014, came on the dog 2018. Since then she struts daily her 10000 steps with Loki through the world. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

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