OUR JACKS ARE SPECIAL
I love Jack Russell's, well a certain type of Jack Russell.
On moving to the US I could not find the type of Jack I loved so I set out to breed to start breeding what I liked here.
This is my passion, to breed the best little Jack Russell's, like the ones of my childhood in Ireland.
Being from Ireland, Jacks have been a part of my life since early childhood, they are one of the most popular breeds there. They come in all shapes and sizes, some are a bit horrid, some bounce off the walls and others have the more happy go lucky disposition, up for anything kind of dog. The latter is my type.
I raise the shorter type, all my jacks are 11" or under, except Alice :) who is just over 11"
I have brought over 3 different lines from Ireland and
have developed my breeding program around them.
I love since found some awesome American lines
and have blended them successfully with my Irish
lines to produce the best, most beautiful Jacks. One
such line goes back to the Westerly lines(Tillie, Blue,
Olive, Nellie and Iris), they are very solid dogs with
lots of bone and incredibly easy going, laid back and
I feel I have something unique, something that sets my
Jacks apart from other breeders and from the feedback
I get I think people who own a MBF pup agree. I have
to say for those who know the difference an MBF Jack
is not just another Jack.
Being truthful and genuine has always been a priority to me, therefore I don't breed dogs that I don't like. I want to produce the best Jack Russell's I can, not so I can brag about it but because I take seriously the responsibility of breeding dogs, specifically my Jacks. There are enough pups being born that are unwanted or that are poorly bred and end up being unwanted because the family can't handle them, or they were unprepared for what to expect. I want the pups I sell to make the perfect addition to loving, caring families so they can be enjoyed and appreciated for life.
I think you can have it all, brains, beauty and sweet disposition, it makes for a fabulous Jack Russell and the most perfect companion.
I have no interest in showing my dogs or producing dogs for the show ring. I never had an interest in that, I used to show my ponies but honestly it never really was my cup of tea, too much standing around and being away from home and my dogs. However that does not mean I don't want to produce excellent quality Jacks because I do.
My lines, they are all of European decent, from Ireland, England, Holland, some are from South Africa but originated in Europe. My relatives that live in Australia say you can find all types there too but the Australian show lines are what you tend to see here, I can't say I am a huge fan, a little goes a long way. Show lines tend to look very cookie cutter because they breed to win obviously, variation of type doesn't win so all the dogs start to look the same, I really find that terribly disappointing and I don't care for it.
The Jack Russell rescues are full of terriers that are not good with other dogs, cats and even children, who wants a dog like that? Nobody, which is sad but true that is why they are at the shelter. To me it is very irresponsible to produce dogs like this.
I have yet to have a person call me and say "May I have a highly strung dog that will be unsuitable around other animals or the neighborhood kids", it just doesn't happen. Unfortunately so many breeders have done this that Jack Russells in America have acquired a bad reputation. The number of people who have made negative comments to me about the breed saddens me, fortunately when they meet mine they see it simply isn't fair to label all Jacks the same.
Well bred Jack Russell's are awesome.
No matter which breeder you decide to buy your next pup from, do your homework, ask questions about the parents and whenever possible go and meet the parents.
Genetics plays a huge part in the temperament of the dog, environment and certainly how the dog is raised play an important role too but at the dogs core are its genetics. Breeding good dogs and giving the pups the best start in life makes a difference.
I think there is nothing better than a good Jack and that every family should have, at least, one but in reality, they are not the breed for everyone.
I breed for a very mild Jack Russell temperament but please remember they are terriers, they are very smart, curious, lively and they need to be raised right, or really they just need to be raised and trained not let do whatever they please.
Pups are a lot of work and owning a dog is a long term responsibility.
Every puppy is 'cute' but please make sure you are ready for the commitment,
time and energy required along with all the fun, joy and love that will come with owning a Jack. Without suitable training even a well bred Jack can be bossy, possessive and a tad obnoxious.
Please note, This is my website and my beliefs,
not everyone need agree with them, this is based on my experiences with the breed.
With over 40+ years of enjoying these little Jack Russells I have observed much and learned a lot from them.