Are All Jack Russell Terriers Prone To Cancer

Are All Jack Russell Terriers Prone To Cancer?

Jack Russell Terriers acquire cancer more frequently than other breeds of dogs.
The average (median) survival for canine malignant neoplasia is 2 years; the median survival for JRTs with cancer is 20 months. This means that on average, JRTs live about nine years after diagnosis while other breeds suffer an average of two before death.

One theory might be that since Miniature Schnauzers only live an average of 12 months, these animals are fighting hard against cancer too and I think they’re underrepresented in terms of frequency because they die earlier from it assuming the researchers keep track consistently from across the board from all dog breeds. I don’t have a lot but this seems plausible to me…

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