Jack Russell Terrier Breed Overview
Did You Know?
Jack Russell Terriers were originally bred in the early 19th century by Reverend John Russell in Swimbridge, Devon (United Kingdom).
Jack Russell Terrier Health
Jack Russell Terriers have a reputation for being healthy with a long lifespan, in fact, they can live from 13 to 16 years given proper care and assuming proper treatment for any potential health issues.
However, just like any dog, Jack Russell Terriers get sick and suffer from injuries. And that’s why it’s wise to invest in a dog insurance plan for your Jack Russell Terrier, so you can prepare for the unexpected.
For the most part responsible Breeders have protected the gene pool so direct in-line breeding has been prevented. However, just like any small, purebred dog, Jack Russell Terriers are susceptible to several potential health issues.
- Cataracts – $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
- Epilepsy – $200 to $15,000
- Glaucoma – $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
- Legg-Perthes Disease – $2,000 to $4,000
- Luxating Patella – $1,500 to $3,000
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus – $2,500 to $5,000
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy – $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
- Tracheal Collapse – $4,000 to $7,000
- Von Willebrand Disease – $500 to $1,000 per treatment
- Wobbler Syndrome – $5,000 to $6,000
Source: Dog Health Conditions
Pet Insurance Information for Jack Russell Terriers
Jack Russell Terriers are a unique breed and have a unique set of needs. Here our list of the best pet insurance companies in America.
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Short answer, it depends.
Pet insurance company’s rate based on your breed, age of your dog and where you live. In other words, the more expensive it is in your zip code the more you will pay because veterinary costs will be more expensive. Here are some sample prices across the country to give you an idea f how much you might pay for a pet insurance plan.
- Helena, Montana – $42/month
- Columbus, Ohio – $46/month
- Los Angeles, California – $49/month
Source: Pet Insurance Cost