Jack Highland Terrier Breed Maintenance
Since the Jack Russell is not considered hypoallergenic and the West Highland is, whether this hybrid takes on any hypoallergenic traits will be dependent upon the parent breed which has the greater influence in the bio mix. The same is true of the shedding tendencies as the West Highland is a minimal shedder while the Jack Russell is considered a constant shedder. The length of the coat will also be largely dependent upon which parent breed has dominance in the bio mix, with the West Highland having the longer coat. This will mean that brushings may need to be done a couple of times a week instead of once a week, for example. The bathing issue remains pretty much the same...both breeds requiring bathing only as needed, with recommendations to simply wipe down the coat between shampoos to keep it cleaner. Of course, as with most canine breeds, regular ear checkups and cleaning along with regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning will help to prevent ear infections and periodontal disease which can cause the loss of teeth over time. Eye examinations should be done both at home as well as by your veterinary professional. Eye checkups at home can be a simple as checking for the cleanliness of the area around the eyes and cleaning when necessary.
Brushes for Jack Highland Terrier
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