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    abelcermak is offline

    Had to put down my Jack Russel cross last summer and this year the field rats have taken over.

    Toby used to run around my tractor while bush hoggin and kill rats as the jumped out the grass, best day was 17 in two hours.

    looking for a rat terrier- jack russel - type that hates Rats.


    Would prefer younger but we can talk...

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    MaiaWheeler is offline


    Re: looking for rat killer

    Text automatically translated from: Portuguese to: English
    "cannot beat a Jack Russell for pest control! Our dog hates birds. Did a great job smashing the house sparrow population at our last home. Good luck in your search!"

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    LeviSais213 is offline
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    Re: looking for rat killer

    I'm so sorry to hear about Toby, your trusty rat hunter! It sounds like he was quite the pro at keeping those field rats in check. I hope you find a new furry friend who can fill his shoes and keep your property rat-free. Have you considered checking out some local shelters or breed-specific rescues for a new Jack Russell or Rat Terrier? Also, if the rat situation gets out of hand, maybe you could use raccoons or insect pest service to help out. Good luck!

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    Edison Crowd
    Edison Crowd is offline
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    Re: looking for rat killer

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Jack Russell cross and the rat problem you're facing. Finding a dog to help with rat control is a common solution, and a terrier breed can indeed be an excellent choice due to their natural hunting instincts. Here are a few tips to consider:

    1. Local Shelters and Rescues: Start by checking with local animal shelters, rescue organizations, and breed-specific rescues. They may have terrier mixes or similar breeds that need homes. Adopting a dog in need can be a rewarding experience.

    2. Breed-Specific Clubs: Look for breed-specific clubs or forums for Jack Russell Terriers or Rat Terriers in your area. These communities often have members who may be willing to rehome their dogs.

    3. Classified Ads: Keep an eye on local classified ads, both online and in newspapers. Sometimes, people look for new homes for their dogs through these channels.

    4. Breeders: If you prefer a specific breed, research reputable breeders who specialize in terrier breeds. Ensure that the breeder prioritizes the health and well-being of their dogs.

    5. Training: Once you find a dog, consider proper training to encourage their rat-hunting instincts while ensuring their safety. Consult with a professional dog trainer who specializes in terrier breeds.

    6. Veterinary Care: Ensure your new dog receives regular veterinary care, vaccinations, and proper nutrition to keep them healthy and happy.

    Remember that adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, so make sure you're prepared for the responsibilities of pet ownership. Additionally, check local regulations and laws related to rat control and dog ownership to ensure you are in compliance.

    Best of luck in your search for a new furry friend and rat hunter!

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