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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by DexandPix, Oct 15, 2018.


  1. DexandPix

    DexandPix PetForums Newbie

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    We visited the vets today to get Pixie (JRT.....or so we thought) her first injections, though this has been put back to Friday as she didnt come from a great home and needed lots of medication, however, she was up on the table and the vet noticed that she had hind dewclaws which me and my partner knew but didnt think much of. The vet told us that actually proper JRTs dont have hind dewclaws and that there is almost certainly something else in her though at this stage its very hard to tell. Given the home she came from i dont know if i trust the dogs that were posed as ‘mother and father’. I thought she may have been a parsons because she has quite long legs. To be honest it doesnt matter because shes our and we love her. Ive attached a couple pictures. Maybe somebody could hazard a guess at her breed?
    Has anyone elses dog got dewclaws that isnt common to the breed?

    Thanks!
     

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    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    Even without rear dewclaws, looks like there's something else in there right off.
    Looks long coated, or at least sort of feathered?
    Jacks are either short or wiry.
     
  3. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    from the front face pic it looks like maybe a little collie in the mix
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    side on shes got a bit of a melon head, which makes me think chihuahua
    was there perhaps a long haired chi running around?
     
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    I used to breed Parson Russell Terriers in the days when I was showing. I only ever had one born with a rear dew claw. I do know mine were purebred.

    Having looked at the pictures of your pup, she doesn't look all Jack Russell to me.

    JRTs can be smooth, broken or rough coated. She could be a rough coat, but the fluff on her ears isn't typical.

    I do believe she has something else in the mix.
     
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    I would eat my hat if she’s full JRT.

    Keep an eye on those rear dew claws - they are often very floppy and can get caught on things and torn.
     
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    I agree she doesn't look all Jack Russell - and is beautiful.
    Rear dew claws are commoner in Spitz types, but I can't see any of those in her.
     
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  7. sighthounds

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    Is it possible she's part papillon?
    That would explain her feathery fur, markings, rear dew claws and, well, overall appearance.
    Long-haired chihuahua is a good guess too. It's worth talking to your vet about having them removed as they can get caught really easily.

    p.s. she is absolutely beautiful! Lucky you :)
     
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  8. DexandPix

    DexandPix PetForums Newbie

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    I had a look into this and I think you may be right. She may very well be a ‘Papijack’. Very well spotted!! Thank you!!!!!
     
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    Aww a Papijack! Glad to have been of help :)
     
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    I think any dog can have rear dew claws, they are just more common in some breeds than others. Papillon cross is most likely, the head shape is pap or chi and the ears, although nothing like a papillon do have a hint of the breed.
     
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