Finding the Right Jack Russell Terrier Breeders

Finding reputable Jack Russell Terrier breeders shouldn’t be a hard task, due to the breed’s popularity. The best place to look for breeders is to conduct a search online, and in your local or city newspaper. Ideal sites that would have breeder information include:

  • Your national kennel club
  • The Jack Russell Terrier club of your nation

You can also visit the site, phone or email your local human society or Jack Russell rescue place to find out if they have any dogs available.

Regardless of how you choose to locate Jack Russell Terrier breeders, the following are questions you should ask the breeder of your choice to make sure they are serious about breeding quality in their Jack Russell’s:

  • Ask the Jack Russell Terrier breeders if they are registered with the national kennel club or Jack Russell Terrier club. If they are not registered, why not? If they are not registered due to cost, this is a good sign the breeder isn’t serious about their business.
  • Ask to see the parents of the Jack Russell pup if they are available
  • Ask how many puppies were in the litter. Are the Jack puppies you are being shown the same amount that was in the original litter. If not, what happened to the others? Were they sold? Did they die?
  • Ask how long they have been Jack Russell Terrier breeders
  • Ask how many Jack Russell liters they breed a year
  • Ask if they offer a guarantee. A reliable breeder can not guarantee that you will be able to register your Jack Russell pup or that it will be healthy. However, they can provide you with a guarantee of a refund or rebate, or take the dog back if the pup can not be registered or develops a serious illness within a year. Note: If you are not planning on showing or breeding your Jack Russell Terrier, then you don’t need to register your dog.
  • Ask to see the medical history of the liter. The Jack Russell you purchase should have a health certificate issued by the vet.
  • Ask to see the pedigree. Are there any problems with the Jack Russell’s lineage?
  • Find out if the Jack Russell comes with a complete Breeders Certificate and pedigree that is signed and includes 3 – 4 generations.

Other important aspects about choosing Jack Russell breeders include:

  • Do the Jack puppies and dogs look happy?
  • Do the Jack Russell’s look healthy?
  • Are the Jack Russell Terrier’s clean?
  • Is the Jack Russell breeders premise clean?
  • Does the Jack Russell match the breed standard?
  • Do they breed other dog breeds aside from Jack Russell’s?

Finally, any reputable Jack Russell Terrier breeder should be willing to answer any questions you might have. Furthermore, a good breeder will also want to ask you plenty of questions, to make sure you are suitable for the dog, and that their Jack Russell Terriers are going to a good home.

Jack Russell Rescue – Give A Dog A Second Chance

If you are interested in Jack Russell rescue, you need to understand that adopting one of these Jack’s is not entirely the same as purchasing a puppy from a breeder. This is due to the fact that Jack Russell Terriers at a rescue are usually adult dogs that have been abandoned, abused or given up by their original owners. Therefore, these dogs require owners who are familiar with the breed and know what they are getting into.

The following are answers to questions you may have regarding Jack Russell rescue:

Is there any reason why I shouldn’t rescue a Jack Russell?
If you have never owned a Jack Russell Terrier, you should think twice before adopting one from a rescue shelter. Jack Russell’s are high energy and hard to control. In fact, part of the reason why so many Jack Russells end up in rescue shelters is because owners can’t handle them and give them up.

Take time to carefully consider your decision. If you know you don’t have the lifestyle that compliments the breed, or the time or patience to give a Jack Russell, it wouldn’t be fair to yourself or the dog to adopt. Be responsible in your decision and know what you are getting into.

Where can I find a Jack Russell rescue?
The best place to look for a Jack Russell rescue is to conduct a search online or contact your local human society.

Does it cost money to adopt a Jack Russell Terrier?
Yes. There is a fee to adopt a Jack Russell. Rescues are volunteer associations. Therefore the cost of the adoption will likely provide the shelter with money to help them continue helping animals, as well as cover the vet bills of the jack you are adopting.

Can anyone adopt a Jack Russell?
No. The Jack Russell Rescue and Shelter will not hand over a Jack to anyone. All interested applicants must fill out an adoption form and will be properly screened to verify their suitability. For instance, some Jack Russell rescue shelters will decide if one of their dogs is right for you based on your:

Home life – where you live. If you live in an apartment or in the city with a small lot, the rescue may deem your living accommodations unsuitable for the breed.

Family – if you have children. Most rescues will not give one of their Jack Russell dogs to a family that has children under the age of 6

Pets – if you have other pets, such as a cat, rodent or another terrier of the same sex, the rescue shelter may be leery about granting you adoption, due to the nature of the Jack Russell breed.

Lifestyle – if you work a lot and won’t have the time to give the required attention and exercise to the Jack Russell, you may not be granted adoption.

Donations and Sponsoring
Finally, even if you can’t adopt a Jack Russell because of your inexperience, or lifestyle, you can give donations to the Jack Russell rescue or humane society. In fact, most rescues provide you with the option of sponsoring one of the Jack’s. Thus, although they will still care for the dog, your charity will go towards any medications or vet bills needed to treat the dog and keep him healthy. Note: Most donations given to recognized rescues and shelters are tax deductible.