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Changing the name of the JRT?

Posted by:  Jessica
Category:   Other
Posted on:  November 05, 2002 at 22:28:11

Question:

I read on the AKC's website that "the name of the Jack Russell Terrier is to be changed to the Parson Russell Terrier effective April 1, 2003 as requested by the Jack Russell Terrier Association of America, which is to become the Parson Russell Terrier Association of America."
I thought this sounded sort of suspicious because I searched the JRTCA website and could find nothing about this change. Why is the name of the dog changing, and how come there is nothing on your website about this change? I love your website and JRT's, and will find it difficult to refer to them as "Parson Russell Terriers." Just curious.