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We take a more holistic approach to vaccinating our Connemara Shorty Jack Russell puppies and dogs and ask that you take a moment to read this page so you can make an informed decision about your puppies health.  Feel free to bring this information with you to your first vet appointment to discuss your options.  YOU should be informed about how vaccines work and what they can potentially do to your Shorty Jack Russell Terrier Puppy
VACCINES
DR. DODD'S MOST RECENT CANINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL – 2009
(FOR MINIMAL VACCINE USE PROGRAM)


AGE OF PUPPY:                                            VACCINE TYPE:

9-10  weeks                                                       Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
                                                                         (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy DPV)


14 weeks                                                 Same as above -

16-18 weeks (optional)                                       Same as above -

20 weeks or older, if allowed by law            Rabies (killed vaccine preferred)

1 year                                                               Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

1 year                                                               Rabies, killed 3-year product
(give 3-4  weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)


Note: This vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory.  It's a matter of professional judgment and choice.

  W. Jean Dodds, DVM  

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WHAT WE VACCINATE OUR SHORTY JACK RUSSELL TERRIER PUPPIES FOR:

We ask that you wait until your puppy is 10 weeks of age before giving the first vaccines if your state will allow it.  We will provide you a schedule on what we recommend.


We worm pups with Pyrantel Pamoate at 2, 4 and 8 weeks of age.  At 6 weeks, we also do one worming with SAFE-GUARD or PANACUR just before pup goes home with you.  We also give ALBON x 3 days as a preventative against Coccidosis.


We use a monthly preventative called INTERCEPTOR.  It prevents heartworm disease and also protects against other worms like hookworm, whipworm and roundworm.  The does is just once monthly and if you have mosquitos, you should administer this to your dog.  Heartworm can be an issue here in New Hampshire so we simply don't take any chances with this one.  This is something you can order from JB wholesale pet products or Dr.'s Foster and Smith or any other pet care product site.  These two are my favorites as far as supplies.

Lyme Disease vaccine - There is no evidence at this time that infection of Lyme leads to any significant chronic disease problem in dogs or that infected dogs are public health risks.  Vaccine reactions occur occasionally and may outweigh health benefits. The vaccine also interferes with interpretation of titers possibly for years after vaccination. In other words, after having received the vaccine, your pup can test positive to the disease when he/she never really had it to begin with!

Coronavirus vaccine - Canine Corona Virus is only a disease of puppies. It is rare, self limiting and dogs get well in 3 days without treatment. Usually, it is not an adult dog illness.

Bordetella Bronchiseptica (kennel cough) vaccine - Used in kennel situations where a problem exists.  It is a good idea to use this vaccine if you plan to board your dog within the following 6 month period or if you routinely use a "Doggie Daycare".

Giardia Vaccine - Giardiasis is a common infection in dogs, but rarely causes significant disease.  For these reasons, routine vaccination for Giardia is not recommended.

Leptospirosis vaccines - Only found to be partially effective, short lived and not to mention it can cause severe reactions and lasting complications in puppies.  We have seen this vaccine cause problems in our puppies in the past.  Lepto vaccine is immuno-supressive to puppies less than 16 weeks.  Therefore, giving the Lepto vaccine to your Roundstone puppy/dog will void our guarantee.

2006 AAHA recommended Vaccines for dogs:

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (Core vaccinations)
Rabies, Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus-2

OPTIONAL (NON-CORE!)Bordatella, Lyme, Parainfluenza (if given in combination with the core vaccines)

NOT RECOMMENDED AS ROUTINE
Leptospirosis and
Distemper-Measles

NOT RECOMMENDED
Coronavirus, Giardia, Adenovirus-1 and Leptospirosis (unless problamatic in your region).

Please remember the choice is yours when it comes to how your Jack Russell Puppy is vaccinated.  Use the information from this page as well as discussions with your veterinarian to make an educated decision.  Don't be afraid to challenge your veterinarian or seek out a holistic vet that is more open minded.  If your doctor told you that you had cancer....I would hope you would seek out a second opinion....don't treat your Jack Russell Puppy with less concern and consideration than you would treat yourself.
HOW VACCINES WORK:

A vaccination stimulates a dog's immune system to protect against disease. When the antigen or infectious agent enters the dog's body, it is recognized as foreign and antibodies are produced to destroy it. Even though the invader is gone, the cells that manufactured the antibodies "remember" it and will respond quickly the next time the same agent is confronted.

We have learned a lot from Connemara Terriers and now embrace a more holistic approach to vaccinating our dogs, and here's why:


Puppies receive antibodies through their mothers milk. This natural protection can stay with the puppy for 8-14 weeks.  If a puppy is vaccinated before 8 weeks of age, the natural maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little or no protection will be produced. Vaccination at 6 weeks will, in fact, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system.

According some more recent, updated practices, a series of vaccinations should be given starting no earlier than 8 weeks and then 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age.  Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (at 1 year 4 mo) usually will provide a lifetime of immunity.

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HELPFUL OR HARMFUL?

Many well meaning pet owners and breeders feel if they give vaccinations starting early at 4-6 weeks and on a 2 week schedule, they are protecting their pups in a responsible manner.  Unfortunately what they don't realize is that they may very well be harming the animal instead. 

If a puppy is given vaccinations too early, the immunities received from the mother will neutralize the vaccine and little to no protection will be the result.  Vaccinating at 6 weeks will delay timing of the first highly effective vaccine.  Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system.


Information on this page courtesy of Connemara Terriers
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ATTENTION - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING!

The following is information concerning vaccines and protocol as well as Dr. W. Jean Dodds' 2007 vaccination protocol regarding modified live virus vaccines (distemper, hepatitis and parvo vaccines are MLV's, rabies is a killed vaccine), Dr. Dodds and Dr. Ronald Schultz are two of the nation's leading experts and veterinary research scientists on vaccinations. Dr. Schultz,has been vaccinating his own pets on a very limited basis since 1974. He gives them puppy vaccines, then uses a blood test to check if their systems have produced antibodies in response to the vaccines.  After that, he doesn't vaccinate them again, except for rabies as required by law.

American Animal Hospital Association

To sum it up, two of the country's top veterinary vaccine experts don't give MLV booster vaccinations after the age of one year. In human terms, none of us who received the modified live polio virus vaccinations as children get yearly, biennial, triennial, etc... boosters for the rest of our lives.

VACCINATION PROTOCOL
by Dr. Jean Dodd

All 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs. Some of this information will present an ethical & economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or the doctors economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical decision.

NEW PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY

Dogs immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (i.e.: canine distemper, parvo,). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not "boosted" nor are more memory cells induced. Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines.

Puppies receive antibodies through their mothers milk. This natural protection can last 8 - 14 weeks. Puppies should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks.  Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced.  Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, DELAY the timing of the first highly effective vaccine.  Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart SUPPRESS rather than stimulate the immune system.  A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at l year 4 mo) will provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY.

Did you know:

English Jack Russell, Irish Jack Russell, Shorty Jack Russell Terriers, Puddin Jack Russell are all names for Jack Russell Terriers.  These names all refer to a dog longer than tall however the Connemara  hail from very different bloodlines.  Ours have the DNA test results to prove it!  The Connemara Terrier is a mild tempered, gentle companion dog that makes a great family pet.

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Shorty Jack Russell Terrier is just another name for a Jack Russell Terriers that is slightly longer than it is tall.  Not to be confused with a Dwarf which is a deformity seen in the legs and size of the dogs head.


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Shorty Jack Russell Terrier is just another name for a Jack Russell Terriers that is slightly longer than it is tall.  Not to be confused with a Dwarf which is a deformity seen in the legs and size of the dogs head.


We are a Shorty Jack Russell Breeders with Shorty Jack Russell Puppies for Sale
We are a Shorty Jack Russell Breeders and have Shorty Jack Russell Puppies for Sale
We are  Shorty Jack Russell Breeders with Shorty Jack Russell Puppies for Sale