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post #1 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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please help identify my dog

Hi everyone. I am in a jam; I hope you can help me. Ok, here we go. I got a visit from someone I did not know. They had a dog with them and asked if it was mine. I told them no and asked if they went houses to house to find the owner. They said they did and no one claimed it. Then the popped the question. “Would you like it”. I told them I did not mind but they really wanted to make sure the dog had a good home. Almost if it belonged to them. I insured them it would have a good home so I took it in. I gavae it a nice blue coller and defleaed him with that stuff you put down their neck, so I kept my promise. He is well taken care of, but I want to know what he is cause I have 2 cats, on pregnet, a tom cat and a little baby kitten and I don' want the to be harmed.. The dog is less than a foot tall, and has a short tail, with neat markings on the face only. It is white and has brown marking on the face. It has a coarse coat and is very calm inside but active outside. He loves to dig and hates cat. Well I mean he loves to chase them I did research and the closest I came was a Parson Russell Terrier. They are known for hunting foxes and only really get along with horses, but is very smart, lovable and well you get the pic. I would send you a pic, but I don’t have the camera on hand, I was wondering if you think this is the same breed I think. He looks full blooded and has a small mustache. I mean not a long uncle one like most of the other. Just a nice short one, barley enough to tell. I was planning to take him to the vet and see what they think, but they might charge me. His teeth look to be around 2yrs old and his gums are nice and pink (very healthy) so I was wondering if you could give me a hand on this. I am going to attach a pic that looks just like him that I found on the web and tell me what you think, I knew that when I got him in the light and got a good look at him that he was some kind of terrier, it would really mean a lot to me if you can help me out. Thanks




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post #2 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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here is a better pic

this one is of full body

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 02:40 AM
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it's a jack russel terrier "terror", they are very quick dog's , littlle leg's will take them far.....high energy!!!!!...most likley your cat will beat up on it!!.......they get in to every thing and tend to have a mind of there own.............good luck!!!
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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hi, it is not a jack russsel persay, it is a parson russsel terrier. I did research and they are not the same from a jack russel although they have been confused many times.
Are you saing that this is a bad dog to have?
Should I get rid of this dog? I know that it grabed my 3 month old kittten today and there is no harm done to it, it is still alive. Maybe it was trained to just play with kitten. I don't know that is why I am asking you all. Please help

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 07:21 AM
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Its hard to say if your terrier is a jack, rat or parson, they all look very similar. All terriers were bred to hunt varmints of one sort or another. I have Scottish terriers and they are great at keeping the rodent population down around the farm. They have killed kittens, baby chicks and adult chickens although they do leave my adult house cat alone. I'm not saying all terriers are automatic killers but they are bred to do this. Just be careful what you let him have access too. Watch out for the tom cat too, I know my tom cat in the barn will kill all male kittens. So if one or two come up dead don't automaticly blame the dog.


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...It's a yip dog....
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 10:31 AM
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I would haul that doggie to the vet and get a check done just for health reasons..... I mean really this dog is nothing more than a stray and who knows what it is carrying for disease. We had a little Pom dumped on us and as it turned out...(we gave her to an older lady) The dog ended up needing about $600 worth of vet stuff done... The dog even had some kind of worms...We never noticed it!! (I felt aweful). Anyways I think you are on track with Parsons or Jack Terrier....... They CAN be a handful! They are very smart and high energy, almost to a fault...they need a job or they will forever chase the cats!!!!

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post #8 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 01:37 PM
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Make sure you bring pictures up to your local rescue, and maybe put an add in the newspaper. Lost pets adds are usually free. Letting your local police department know about it will also help.

The owner might still be looking for that poor little guy, they might have a clue as to how to find their dog.
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 01:48 PM
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true!!! For got about that...go to your local animal control or vet and see if they will scan the dog for a micro chip
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 01:55 PM
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A jack russel is really no more, they had renamed it a Parsons (according to AKC), but they really are the same dog.

Rat terriers are a little thinner, have smaller heads and are a bit tallers than Jack's

If you're really curious to know what he is, there's a DNA type test that will tell you what's in your dog.
http://www.whatsmydog.com/
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