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#1 aaron1996

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:41 am

I will be getting my first dog in January (miniature jack Russell) and I really like the runt but I've heard of a few people that it is more prone to health problems, I will be using it for ratting so I don't want it being weak and useless.. Any advice?
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:24 pm

go for it mate some of my best workers and I mean hard workers have been runt of litter..with no health problems


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:25 pm

my mate took on a runt it had a heart like a lion he said it was one of the best ratting dogs he ever had go for it bud


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:49 pm

I used to keep back what was left after we sold the rest of the litter when we had terriers and i dont think even the runts had a reverse gear 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:09 pm

i wouldnt naturaly select the runt if had a choice id rather go for a stronger,bolder pup cheers


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:14 pm

We've got 4 little JRT X's - the smallest is 1.4kg, the biggest about 4kg -all fully grown. They're not workers but, as a pack, they are absolutely fearless and will chase anything that moves - right little f***ers!

 

Don't judge a dog by it's size, mate!! :yes:


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:14 pm

We've got 4 little JRT X's - the smallest is 1.4kg, the biggest about 4kg -all fully grown. 

Geeezus christ that is very light, how small are they..? my little bitch is tiny and she is 8kg. 



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:18 pm

Nothing wrong with a runt, normally real good dogs. A mate of mine has a tiny Russell bitch really small, so small a rat that was nearly as big as her lifted her of the ground running under her one day! Heart of a lion tho bloody bonkers on rats!

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:46 pm

Nothing wrong with a runt, normally real good dogs. A mate of mine has a tiny Russell bitch really small, so small a rat that was nearly as big as her lifted her of the ground running under her one day! Heart of a lion tho bloody bonkers on rats!

Absolutely mate, nothing wrong with a runt of a litter. Your spot on about the JRT's, they have the heart of a lion and think they are 10ft high and bullet proof. 


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:43 am

go for the runt mate feed it well and it will serve you well remember that little dogs fought all his life to survive and he ll keep fighting



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:51 am

lets be sensible here ,theres a difference in a small welp in the nest than a runt .runts can be poor doers have little constitution and so on.common sense really choose wisely with thy head and not thy heart.terriers even the ratter need to be good doers .good luck what eva thy choice .atb bunnys.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:17 pm

Runts often have domed heads, wider apart eyes than usual, or bug eyed. Their legs may be very lacking in bone too, and they are usually only half the size of the rest of the litter. Big difference between a small pup but normally formed pup and a true runt, as bunnys said. I've tried to rear true runts, and they often have something internally wrong with them too: dodgy digestive system or heart. Not worth the risk if it is a true runt.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:14 pm

Spot on Skycat, everyone classes the small pup as the runt simply because it is the smallest pup. There's a world of difference between a small healthy pup and a genuine runt. Also a lot of the problems a runt may have might not start to manifest themselves till the pup is genuinely tested later on in life and you've spent time and resources getting to the stage where a problem becomes apparent. If it's a healthy small pup fire on, if it is genuinely the runt don't let your heart rule your head it'll end up more emotional in the long run.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:22 pm

a runt is a poor do'er. there is generally a reason for that. if its just a little un. go for it :thumbs:



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:54 pm

 

We've got 4 little JRT X's - the smallest is 1.4kg, the biggest about 4kg -all fully grown. 

Geeezus christ that is very light, how small are they..? my little bitch is tiny and she is 8kg. 

 

Smallest one is about 8ins TTS and is just shy of 2kg these days!. They might be small, but they are true terriers,Oz !

There's only 3 of 'em here and sorry about the pic quality.......

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