Jack Russell Terrier Club of America
Preserve, Protect and Work the Jack Russell Terrier

The JRTCA is the National Breed Club and Registry for the Jack Russell Terrier in the United States. Our purpose is to protect and preserve the unique characteristics and working heritage of this great little terrier.
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Sanctioned Trial Schedule

Jul 11 Buckingham Blitz I
Raymond, Minnesota
Jul 12 Buckingham Blitz II
Raymond, Minnesota
Jul 18 Dogwood Summer Classic I
Clayton, Georgia
Jul 19 Dogwood Summer Classic II
Clayton, Georgia
Jul 25-26 Rainier Hunt Classic XXVI & XXVII
Everson, Washington
Aug 8-9 Freedom Rings I & II
Gunnison, Colorado
Aug 15-16 MWJRTC Summer Celebration I & II
Sandwich, Illinois
Sep 5 Battle Born Bonanza III & VI
Carson City, Nevada
Sep 5-6 Northgate I & II
Port Murray, New Jersey
Sep 12 Arctic Blast Terrier Trial I
Somerset, Wisconsin
Sep 13 Arctic Blast Terrier Trial II
Somerset, Wisconsin
Sep 19-20 Magnolia Classic JRT Trial I & II
Germantown, Tennessee
Sep 19-20 Ruckus in the Rockies I & II
Henderson, Colorado
Sep 26-27 Carolinas Autumn Fest I & II
Dallas, North Carolina
Oct 9-11 JRTCA National Trial
Boonsboro, Maryland
Nov 14 SWJRTN Fall Festival I
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Nov 15 SWJRTN Fall Festival II
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Dec 5 Yuletide I
Enigma, Georgia
Dec 6 Yuletide II
Enigma, Georgia
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What is the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America?

What is the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America?

The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA) is the National Breed Club and Registry for the Jack Russell Terrier in the US. Our purpose is to protect and preserve the unique characteristics and working heritage of this great little terrier. We are the largest Jack Russell Terrier club and registry in the world. Read More
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This Photo Needs a Caption!

This Photo Needs a Caption!

Every week we have a caption contest for a photo sent in by one of our visitors. Do you have the winning caption for this photo? If so, enter the caption contest. You can also vote for your favorite caption from the previous week's contest. We even have a Guess the Caption game that you can play.
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Is a Jack Russell Terrier the Right Dog for you?

Is a Jack Russell Terrier the Right Dog for you?

Many experienced, as well as inexperienced, dog owners are overwhelmed by the demands of a Jack Russell Terrier, leading to the dogs being abandoned. Our Jack Russell Terrier Profiler will provide recommendations about how compatible a Jack Russell Terrier might be for your household. Get Your Recommendations
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Adopt a Jack Russell Through Rescue

Adopt a Jack Russell Through Rescue

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue is not directly associated with the JRTCA, however, the following 501(c)(3) rescue organizations may be able to assist you in the placement or adoption of a Jack Russell Terrier - Russell Rescue, Inc., Russell Refuge, Inc. (in New York) and Jacks Galore Rescue (in Massachusetts). View Rescue Information
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Help for Separation Anxiety in Jack Russells

Help for Separation Anxiety in Jack Russells

Dogs are social animals, and form strong attachments to other dogs and to people. The dog's first experience with separation anxiety is when the pup is separated from its mother and litter mates. Unwanted behavior often starts when the owner's schedule changes so that the dog is left alone more frequently. Read More
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Why is the JRT Health Registry important to our breed?

Why is the JRT Health Registry important?

The newly created JRT Health Registry will provide health information to owners and breeders. It will collate and disseminate information for genetic diseases and health screenings, becoming a valuable resource for future generations. Read More
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Learn How to Participate in a Jack Russell Trial

Learn How to Participate in a Jack Russell Trial

There may be some of you that might like to go to a Jack Russell Terrier trial but aren't sure what to expect, or may believe that there are some special requirements or training needed to attend. The only real requirements (except for Nationals) are that you are a JRTCA member and have a Jack Russell Terrier. Read More
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Why Are There so Many Breed Variations?

Why Are There so Many Breed Variations?

Are you confused about the differences between the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier and the Russell Terrier? The 'Russell Terrier' and the 'Parson Russell Terrier' are both variants of the Jack Russell Terrier. An explanation about the REAL Jack Russell Terrier should help clear up the confusion. Read More
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Having Trouble Grooming Your Jack Russell?

Having Trouble Grooming Your Jack Russell?

Very few animals are exhibited exactly as nature has designed them, and the Jack Russell Terrier is one that can certainly benefit from some judicious grooming. Many owners do not believe in cutting the hair but, rather, pluck or pull it. If you simply cut the hair off, dead hair shafts remain in the skin. Read More
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Choice, Natural and Dirty Dog Photo Galleries

Choice, Natural and Dirty Dog Photo Galleries

A Jack Russell can be equally contented bolting a fox or chasing a toy in your living room, or equally adept at killing a sock in the living room or a rat in your barn. Their funny antics will continually amuse you, their intelligence seems to know no bounds. We have thousands of Jack Russell photos for you to browse and enjoy. View Photo Galleries
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What is the JRT Research Foundation?

What is the JRT Research Foundation?

The Jack Russell Terrier Research Foundation (JRTRF) 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. Read More
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Looking for a Puppy from a Reputable Breeder?

Looking for a Puppy from a Reputable Breeder?

The JRTCA Breeders Directory is an advertising tool that JRTCA breeders use to promote their kennel and terriers. All JRTCA breeders have signed the JRTCA Code of Ethics and are current members of the JRTCA. Browse the JRTCA Breeders Directory web site for a list of JRTCA breeders in your area. Visit the Breeders Directory Site
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