The JRTCA is the National Breed Club and Registry for the
Jack Russell Terrier in the United States.

The purpose of the JRTCA is to protect and preserve the unique characteristics
and working heritage of this great little terrier. Join our club.

Latest Update: The 2016 National Trial Flyer is now available. The National Trial will be held Oct 7-9.

Jack Russell Terrier Club of America - JRTCA

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What is the JRTCA?

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 club and registry in the world.

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 Profiler provides recommendations about how compatible a Jack Russell Terrier might be for your household.

Looking for a Puppy?

The JRTCA Breeders Directory is an advertising tool that JRTCA breeders use to promote their kennel and terriers. Browse the JRTCA Breeders Directory web site for a list of JRTCA breeders in your area.

Who is the Real Jack Russell Terrier?

Are you confused about the differences between the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier and the Russell Terrier variants? An explanation about the REAL Jack Russell Terrier should help clear up the confusion.

Want to Attend a Terrier 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 are that you are a JRTCA member and have a Jack Russell Terrier.

Trouble with Training?

Jack Russell Terriers require a long-term commitment to obedience, activity, exercise and entertainment. They are first and foremost hunting dogs. Browse our helpful training articles about aggression, separation anxiety, house breaking, shyness, crate training and much more.

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JRTCA Trial Schedule

JRTCA Trial Schedule

Terrier Trials provide an opportunity for Jack Russell Terrier owners to get to know each other, get together with terrier friends and provide the necessary opportunity to see breeding stock from around the country.

DateTrial NameLocation
Aug
20-21
Midwest Summer Celebration I & IIIllinois
Sep
3-4
Northgate I & IINew Jersey
Sep
3-4
Battle Born Bonanza V & VINevada
Sep
10-11
Arctic Blast Terrier Trial I & IIWisconsin
Sep
17-18
Ruckus in the Rockies I & IIColorado
Sep
17-18
Magnolia Classic JRT Trial I & IITennessee
Sep
24-25
Autumn Fest I & IINorth Carolina
Jack Russell Terrier Rescue

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue

These non-profit rescue organizations may be able to assist you in the placement or adoption of a Jack Russell Terrier: Russell Rescue, Russell Refuge and Jacks Galore Rescue. These organizations are dedicated to placing unwanted, displaced or abandoned Jack Russell Terriers into permanent homes.

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Become a JRTCA Member

Support the Preservation and Protection of the Jack Russell Terrier.