JRT Research Foundation: Improving the Breed
The Jack Russell Terrier Research Foundation encourages, promotes and supports the development and maintenance of research on genetic defects found in the Jack Russell Terrier by making gifts or grants to other non-profit organizations engaged in similar research.
Through public education the foundation's goal is to minimize hereditary disorders to the Jack Russell Terrier.
All breeds of dogs seem to have their own particular set of faults and inherited defects and the Jack Russell Terrier is no exception. Although the Jack Russell has not have been overrun with problems, as the popularity of the breed grows, so will the defects.
Please visit the JRT Research Foundation web site.