If you have decided that a Russell Terrier puppy is right for you, it is important to do your homework and get a quality puppy. Below we have compiled a list of things to look for when selecting a puppy/breeder.
1.Proof of purebred status- Ask your breeder if his or her dogs are UKC registered. Both parents MUST be registered before January 1st 2009 Unfortunately, because of the rising popularity of this breed, there are many dogs of unknown ancestry being passed off as Russell Terriers or shorty Jacks.
The breed standard states RUSSELL TERRIER.
2.Credentials of breeder- Breeders who are more active with their dogs are most of the time also more likely to breed with the intention of improving/preserving the breed instead of just making a quick dollar off you. Look for a breeder who participates in activities and breeds with a clear goal in mind. 3.Ask for a referral- The NRTFC can provide you with a list of reputable breeders and may even be able to tell you who has puppies available.
A Russell Terrier is sure to bring love, laughter, and plenty of lively antics into your house. Many new owners enjoy trying one of the many events that Russells excel in. The NRTFC encourages you to get active with your dog. Please visit ARBA for a list of Shows in your area.
Formerly the "English Jack Russell Club"-- Established 1995