Facts & Origin
The Jack Highland Terrier: A mix of Jack Russell Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.
The Jack Highland Terrier is a cross between two very popular terrier breeds: the energetic and adventurous Jack Russell Terrier and the charming and independent West Highland White Terrier. This mix brings together the best of both breeds to create a lively, joyful and loving little dog that is ideal as a family companion dog.
The Jack Highland Terrier is an energetic, loving and sturdy little dog that fits in well in an active household. They are independent and sometimes stubborn, but with consistent training and lots of love, they can be great companions. With their small size and big heart, Jack Highland Terriers are a wonderful addition to the right family.
|Origin||England - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Suitability and character
Jack Highland Terriers are intelligent, energetic and possess a strong character. They are known for their independent nature and can be stubborn at times, which means they need an owner who is consistent and patient with training. However, they are also extremely loving and enjoy spending time with their humans, which makes them great companions.
Despite their small size, Jack Highland Terriers are very active and need lots of exercise. They love to run, play, and explore new things, which means they do best in an active household with plenty of access to the outdoors.
Grooming, health and possible diseases
Jack Highland Terriers have dense, wiry coats that require regular grooming to prevent matting and skin problems. Brushing once a week should be enough to keep their coat in good condition.
In terms of health, Jack Highland Terriers are generally hardy dogs, but they can be prone to some of the same health issues that affect their parent breeds. These include certain eye diseases, skin problems, and patellar luxation, a condition in which the kneecap slips out of its normal position. Regular vet visits are important to detect and treat these conditions early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
With a height of about 25 to 30 cm and a weight between 5 and 9 kilograms, Jack Highland Terriers are small but robust dogs. They have the wiry coat of the West Highland White Terrier, which can come in colors such as white, black, brown, or a combination of these colors. Their eyes are often dark and lively, and their ears can be either erect or folded, depending on the characteristics they inherit from their parent breeds.
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.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
The hybrid breed Jack Highland Terrier is a very active, but lovable breed. They are intelligent, outgoing and playful. They are very alert and have a strong desire to hunt.
Since this mixed breed is very intelligent and willing, it is best to start training early. Use positive reinforcement techniques to achieve success. Support your dog by playing regularly and take time to teach him everything he needs to know.
This hybrid breed needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. Make sure you give your dog some regular exercise time and play time to let him run wild. He also needs consistent training to follow certain rules and guidelines. Be prepared to give your dog plenty of attention every day.
Yes. This mixed breed is an ideal family dog that gets along well with children of all ages. They are very affectionate and like to spend time with their family members.
A Jack Highland Terrier is prone to the same health problems as the parent breeds, including heart disease, eye disease, and respiratory disease. To maintain your dog's health, it is important to have regular veterinary exams and check him for vaccinations.