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.

Jack Russell Terrier Club of America - JRTCA

News and Updates

Nov 14 - Caption Contest #633 was posted.

We posted several new JRTCA Sanctioned Trials for 2017.

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.

JRTCA 2017 Calendar
JRTCA 2017 Calendar

JRTCA Gift Store

The JRTCA 2017 Calendar is now available in our gift store. Fantastic photos, heavy high-quality photo paper - a great gift for all your JRT friends.

The JRTCA Gift Store contains great gifts for the entire family - Books, Clothing, Holiday, Home & Garden, Jewelry and Note Cards.

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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. Also check out the Terrier Boutique for available adults/puppies. All puppies listed are from registered JRTCA registered parents, and any adult listed are JRTCA registered or recorded.

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.

Enter Caption Contest #633

Vote for Favorite Caption #632

Caption #631 Contest Results

First Place - Contest #631

Up next on the DIY Network, helpful tips to organize your terriers.
[Kathy]

Second Place - Contest #631

Consumer Reports Bed Testing Division
[Jimmy]

Third Place - Contest #631

Jacks-in-a-Box
[Betsy D]
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
Jan
14-15
Thaw Your Paws I & IIFlorida
Mar
11-12
Texas Two Step XXII & XXIIITexas
Mar
25-26
The Heart of Virginia I& IIVirginia
Apr
1-2
Sunshine Showdown I & IIFlorida
Apr
8-9
Spring Fox Frolic XV & XVICalifornia
Apr
8-9
Spring Fever I & IIVirginia
May
6-7
Spring Classic I & IINorth Carolina
May
20-21
Yankee Terrier Trial I & IIConnecticut
Jun
24-25
Mid-America Working Terrier Trial I & IINebraska
Jul
15-16
Rainier Hunt Classic XXXWashington
Jul
15
Dogwood Summer Classic VGeorgia
Jul
16
Dogwood Summer Classic VIGeorgia
Aug
19-20
Midwest JRT Summer Celebration I & IIIllinois
Sep
2-3
BattleBorn Bonanza VII & VIIINevada
Sep
2-3
Northgate Terrier Trial I & IINew Jersey
Sep
22-23
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.