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.