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Re: JRT Tails

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 20, 2002 at 23:51:40

In Reply to: JRT Tails
Category:   Breed Standard
Posted by:  Calvin
Posted on:  November 20, 2002 at 01:57:39

Question:

: Our Jack Russell just had 5 puppies. 2 of them have the normal tails that we had docked to the "2/3" length when they were 3 days old. One was born with virtually no tail and the other 2 were born with short tails that curve down slightly. Is this normal at all? I have searched everywhere for info on JRT's born with "bob tails"? Other than the tails they have beautiful markings and seem to be very intelligent.


Response:

Dear Calvin,

I suspect the reason you've not found any information on JRTs born without a tail or with a "bob tail" is because this is NOT normal for the breed. Since you are obviously aware of the standard for tail length and the reason behind it, I assume you will not repeat the breeding...

Leslie