Facts & Origin
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.
The Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix is an intelligent and lively dog with lots of energy. They get along well with children and other animals and are excellent watchdogs.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier mix typically has a lean and athletic body with a dense, medium to long coat. They typically weigh between 10-15 kg and have a shoulder height of 40-60 cm. The ideal body measurements for this breed are:
- Weight: 10-15 kg
- Height: 40-60 cm
- Coat length: Medium to long
|Origin||UK - England|
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix - Such is probably his nature.
Anyone who has owned a Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix can attest that these dogs are a special breed. With the energy and agility of the Border Collie and the tenacity and drive of the Jack Russell Terrier, these dogs are the perfect combination of two amazing breeds.
But what really makes Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes so special is their personalities. These dogs are intelligent, loyal and loving, and they have a zest for life that is second to none. They are also incredibly obedient and love to please their owners.
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes make great family dogs, as well as working dogs. They are always up for a game of fetch, and they love long walks and hikes. But most of all, they just want to be with their family and be loved.
What diseases can occur in Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix.
Like any other mixed breed, the Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier mix can inherit all the health problems that occur in both parent breeds. However, there are some health problems that are more common in this mix than others. Below are some of the known health problems that can affect your Border Collie Jack Russell Terrier mix:
- Hip Dysplasia: This condition can affect any breed of dog and occurs when the hip joint does not develop properly. This can cause severe pain and lameness, and it can eventually lead to arthritis.
- Eye Problems: Since both the Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier are prone to certain eye problems, this mixed breed is also at increased risk. Eye problems that have been observed in this mix include cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, and glaucoma.
- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause seizures. It is more common in certain breeds of dogs, such as the Border Collie, and may be inherited in mixed breeds.
- Allergies: both the Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier are prone to allergies, so this mixed breed is also at increased risk. Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms, including itching, watery eyes, and hot spots.
While these are some of the most common health problems that occur in the Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier mix, it's important to remember that any mixed breed dog can inherit any health problems that are present in either parent. This is why it is so important to take your mixed breed dog to the veterinarian regularly to have him examined and receive any necessary vaccinations.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The coat of a Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier mix is usually medium to long and can be either straight or slightly wavy. The most common colors are black and white, but they can also be brown and white, red and white, or tri-colored.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
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.
Canine atopic dermatitis or environmental allergy is characterized by itching with scratching, biting, and rubbing of the face, paws, and belly
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).
May be associated with some other diseases.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (aseptic femoral head necrosis) is a growth disorder of the femoral head.
Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.
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.
A Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier mix is a cross between a Border Collie and a Jack Russell Terrier. These dogs are known for their high energy and intelligence and are often used as working dogs in a variety of fields.
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes can look different, but most have a short, dense coat that is black, white, or a mixture of both colors. They also have the characteristic long head and pointed ears of the Border Collie and the short legs and compact body of the Jack Russell Terrier.
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes are usually very energetic and very intelligent. They are often used as working dogs in various fields and are known for their loyalty and obedience.
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are best suited for homes with large yards or access to dog parks or walking trails. They should also be checked regularly for fleas and ticks, as they are very susceptible to these pests.
Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mixes are generally healthy, but like all dogs, they are prone to certain health problems. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and eye disease.