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Re: Outward rotation of front legs?

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 01, 2002 at 18:19:28

In Reply to: Outward rotation of front legs?
Category:   Breed Standard
Posted by:  Neil
Posted on:  November 01, 2002 at 13:44:18

Question:

: Is the JRT breed prone to outward rotation (pronation, i think) of the front legs / feet? The front legs and feet of my 8mo old girl sure do rotate outward like duck-footed when she sits certain ways. When she stands, however she's more aligned and square. I've seen photos of jacks with the same appearance.

: Also, she wheezes like an allergy wheeze. No harm done, unless it compromises her airway or happens more frequent?

: Thanks,
: Neil


Response:

Dear Neil,

There are several types of front end "faults" found in the breed; bench legs (or Queen Anne legs), out at the elbow, toes out, etc. (The word "fault" is used to describe physical characteristics that do not meet the JRTCA breed standard.)

I think it's a good idea that you have your terrier checked out by your vet; better to find and treat the cause of her wheezing before it restricts her breathing. :-)

Regards,
Leslie