News and Updates
- The 2017 JRTCA Child and Youth Handbook and Study Guide has been added to the site.
- The Obedience and Rally rulebooks have been updated for 2017.
- The JRTCA Sanctioned Rulebook has been updated for 2017.
Jack Russell Terrier Photo Galleries
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.
JRTCA Trial Schedule
|Buckingham Blitz I & II||Minnesota|
|Midwest JRT Summer Celebration I & II||Illinois|
|BattleBorn Bonanza VII & VIII||Nevada|
|Northgate Terrier Trial I & II||New Jersey|
|Autumn Fest I & II||North Carolina|
|JRTCA National Trial||Maryland|
|California Commotion I & II||California|
|Magnolia Classic JRT Trial I & II||Tennessee|
|SWJRTN Fall Festival I||Texas|
|SWJRTN Fall Festival II||Texas|
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.